Summer is in the air at The Whiskey Barn. Each summer seems to pass even quicker than the last, so I’m certain we will blink and the cottonwood trees will be turning a dusty yellow. Every season brings a different turn and this time of year you can feel energy mounting. As our mint pushes its way through the earth after a restful winter, I am reminded of how much of our life is cyclical—we spent last week planting herbs and berries that will make their way into specialty cocktails and this week harvesting barrels. The planting and the harvest. Each barrel we fill is a seed planted—we watch the barrels ‘grow’ and mature, we sing to them (musical selection differs greatly depending on who runs the still), we cultivate them and we hope that you can feel that love and care when you share a bottle with friends around the campfire. Enough waxing poetic.
Down to business. Let me answer the question that has been pressing on all of your minds: When will that beautiful, spunky babe Cracker Jack the Whiskey Yak be returning to the distillery? Any day now! We moved her corral up the hill a ways to provide more natural shade, which as fate would have it does wonders for her curly locks. Our mascot returns! If you’ve never met CJ, make a point this summer to swing by and give her a good scratch.
We have some fun events and tastings planned this summer:
Whiskey Dinner at The Historic Belton Chalet
On Friday, June 14th Chef Melissa will be pairing five dishes with our whiskeys and whiskey cocktails. The event begins at 6:30 and reservations are required (preferably by 6/12) 406.888.5000
Moonshiner’s Ball at The Stonefly Lounge
Our 2nd annual summer kick-off party will be on Saturday, June 15th at The Stonefly in Coram (across the street from The Whiskey Barn). This year’s theme is bootlegger—think 1920s speakeasy/rum runner. Piggyback BBQ will be setup out front serving pulled pork sandwiches, The Lil’ Smokies will be getting people dancing and the Rum Runner Race starts at 8pm. Lots of prizes including a summer of free cocktails for the best-dressed guy or doll! Here’s to another great year in the Flathead Valley, we hope you will come celebrate with us!
Save the Date
August 8th Glacier Park Weddings will be hosting a dinner party pairing our whiskeys and brandies and Great Northern Brewing beers with the culinary creations of Mr. Tim Good’s Cuisine Machine (he catered our Autumn Equinox dinner last fall). Dust off the dancin’ shoes and bring your appetite! Details to follow.
We have a great crew this summer and already the parking lot has been a rotation of cars toting paddle boards, bikes and rafts—with The Going to the Sun Road opening any day now skis will soon be back in the mix—brings a smile to this gal’s face, people living fiercely and I love it.
We look forward to visiting with you over après adventure cocktails—here’s to living!