The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. is located in Vail Village. This Vail distiller uses locally sourced ingredients to craft moonshine, rye whiskey, bourbon, vodka and cordials.
Led by two Vail entrepreneurs, Ryan Thompson and Christian Avignon (whose grandfather was an original 10th Mountain soldier), the 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. is Vail's first craft distillery.
The patriotic men of the 10th brought diversity, courage and hope to the Rocky Mountain region when they arrived to the area in the 1940s to train near what is now Vail.
10th Mountain utilizes a classic copper-pot still to produce alcoholic beverage spirits by distillation in honor of the 10th Mountain Army Division. Its also dedicated to those that enjoy the mountain lifestyle.
"We, too, share that love of the mountain lifestyle, which can be felt through our products and what we stand for," the owners said. "Walk with us!"