Well, that marvelous local distillery, Three Wells Distillery, is at it again. This time instead of agave, they are putting out Tucson’s first local vodka.
Taking a softer turn, Three Wells has created a different kind of vodka. And it sounds delicious.
Three Wells Vodka is triple distilled and the water uses comes from deep in the earth (480 feet to be exact). Using only 100% copper stills, the team has created a vodka that is both earthy and sweet with a grassy tone and hints of floral.
We got to tour this craft distillery yesterday and even though gin is not really my libation of choice the samples we sipped yesterday were fab.
What made it especially fun was our guide, owner Matt Montgomery. He and his partner Chris are relatively new to the craft distillery scene but they’re already putting out great products (not just gin) and are enthusiastically pitching their products at events all over Southeastern Arizona.
We were there for the Mt. Lemmon Gin tasting and tour.
The gin is made from scratch using a plethora of local botanicals with the dominate flavor coming from juniper berries they pick on nearby Mt. Lemmon.
Other local tastes include chiltipins and creosote, that wonderful bush that when it rains in Tucson fills the air with a heavenly scent.
The place is small but that’s not stopping them from producing a good number of bottles.
Within the month the Mt. Lemmon Gin should be available at local liquor stores and bars.