Where Tradition Meets Trailblazing Craftsmanship
Spirits of the Wasatch is a local small batch distillery nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, driven by a passion for crafting superior spirits that embody the essence of the region. With a commitment to sourcing high-quality local ingredients whenever possible, the distillery embraces the rich bounty of the Wasatch Mountains and surrounding areas, infusing their creations with a distinct sense of place.
At Spirits of the Wasatch, innovation and experimentation are at the core of our craft. We continuously push the boundaries of traditional spirits, exploring new techniques and flavor profiles to deliver a truly exceptional drinking experience. Whether it’s our meticulously crafted whiskey, clean and pure vodka, handpicked botanical gin, or unique specialty liqueurs, each product is a testament to the dedication to quality and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Embracing the spirit of the Wasatch Mountains, this distillery captures the pristine beauty and rugged charm of the region, imparting it into every bottle. We honor the heritage and natural resources of Salt Lake City by sourcing local grains, botanicals, and fruits, resulting in spirits that reflect the terroir and character of our surroundings.
Meet The Professionals
Brent grew up in Colorado before joining the nation’s smallest uniformed service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corp of Commissioned Officers. He spent over a decade working as a hydrographer making nautical charts in the remotest parts of Alaska and in the busy harbor of New York and New Jersey. He’s long had a passion for bourbon and other distilled spirits and is eager to bring a sense of adventure and experimentation to the traditional art of distilling. Brent’s favorite offering from Spirits of the Wasatch is the Barrel Rested Gin, it’s particularly good in his signature cocktail, the Boozy Bacon.
Jennica is a senior software engineer that has worked primarily in the field of big data but is now working in Machine Learning for a major AI company. Having been deaf since she was 2-yrs old, she is also working part time with an American Sign Language (ASL) translation company on hand tracking with a goal to bring communication to the Deaf community. Luckily, in her spare time she will be handling all the distillery’s technical issues. Jennica loves all alcohol and picking her favorite Spirits of the Wasatch product would be like picking her favorite child and she likes any cocktail that Brent’s making.
Assistant Distiller. Originally from Indiana, Jacob has taken on the distilling industry with passion and enthusiasm. Jacob has been especially excited to apply the management skills that he learned from the food service industry in this new career. Of the drinks that are made at Spirits of the Wasatch, Jacob’s favorite is the High Desert Gin. He is really excited to join Brent in experimenting with new kinds of Gins.
Bourbon (the Cat)
Chief Feline Officer (CFO)
Bourbon is our official distillery cat and is in charge of managing all things cat related at the distillery, like scratching furniture, laying in the sun, and getting belly rubs. He’s been told that he also needs to keep an eye out for potential rodent issues, but as he’s been working from home most of the time, he’s delegated this task to Jacob. His favorite offering at Spirits of the Wasatch is of course the bourbon and he appreciates the honor of having an entire category of whiskey’s named after him.
The Wasatch Sasquatch
With his towering stature and majestic presence, the Wasatch Sasquatch is a beloved and revered figure in the local folklore; little did we know that this enigmatic creature had a profound affinity for spirits and distillation. No one has gotten a good look at him, but we often see him out of the corner of our eye testing the mash or adjusting the still or tasting a sample from one of our barrels. While he’s not the most reliable employee, he just shows up when he wants to and eats things out of the break room fridge, he is obviously dedicated to the art of making exceptional spirits. If you visit, maybe you’ll get a glimpse of our most elusive employee. The Wasatch Sasquatch could not be reached for comment on what his favorite product was, but he seems to prefer the barrel proof bourbon.