Gulch Distillers

Gulch Distillers Overview

Gulch Distillers, a small-batch distillery operating in Helena, Montana. The distillery is located at the north end of the historic Last Chance Gulch and just east of Helena’s Great Northern Town Center. They are located in the former home of the Montana Distillery and Bottling Warehouse, offering visitors a unique glimpse to Helena’s past. 

As a craft distillery, Gulch Distillers ferments, distills, and bottles their craft spirits. They are known for their unique liqueurs, vodka, whiskey, gin, ouzo and spiced rum. Their Burrone Fernet that has brought true acclaim to the establishment. In 2019 Burrone Fernet was named Best in show at the American Craft Spirits Competition, and most recently was awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2023). This unique honor is a testament to Gulch’s commitment to the craft and innovation. 

This distillery operates true to the Montana spirit, offering incredible service, deliciously crafted cocktails, and a laid back atmosphere to enjoy time with friends. Owners Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffen Rasile, both Helena natives, purchased the distillery in 2015 and rebranded to “Gulch Distillers,” ensuring to carry on the long standing tradition of high-quality spirits on Helena’s historic Gulch. 

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About the Helena area

Helena is the Capital City of Montana. As such, you can bet that Helena has a rich history just waiting to be explored. Gulch Distillers is located just outside of the Great Northern Town Center and there is plenty to see and do in the area! For the family, take a ride on the Great Northern Carousel, visit ExplorationWorks! or catch a movie at the Cinemark. Looking for a bite to eat? There are plenty of options in the area including Helena favorites like the Brewhouse Pub & Grille and Silver Star Steakhouse.

Dig into the history of Last Chance Gulch where the Four Georgians struck gold and dig into the history of the Mansion District, the Montana Capitol, and the Cathedral of St. Helena. For visitors with a little more time in the Queen City, consider a trip aboard the Last Chance Tour Train, take in a show at the Myrna Loy, or explore the Missouri River with a visit to the iconic Gates of the Mountains.

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Has Gulch Distillers Won Any Awards?

YES! Gulch Distillers received a Gold Medal for their Burrone Fernet at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.This isn’t the only recognition their fernet has received. In 2019, this spirit received the Best of Show Award from the American Craft Spirits Association at the Sixth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits.