Willie's Distillery’s ingredients are simple: High quality grains, carefully selected yeast, pure Montana water, and a good dose of heart and soul. Sometimes they use wild Montana honey or native berries and botanicals.
Robin & Willie Blazer are the owners and founders of Willie’s Distillery, Inc. Robin grew up on a wheat farm near Toston, Montana, and Willie hails from Western North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachian moonshining country. They wanted to live in a place most people only dream of – somewhere with pure, cold well water, a swiftly running fly-fishing stream, and surrounding majestic mountain ranges. Together, they searched for the perfect place to craft their spirits. Once they found Ennis, they figured a more perfect place couldn’t exist.
They knew they wanted to make whiskies and brandies, and a few specialty spirits, so they sought out one of the finest small batch stills in the world. Their still is handcrafted out of copper by Bavarian Holstein Stills from Germany and hand-hammered to create more surface area to react with their spirits vapors. Since they specialize in whiskey, which has a lot of flavor to it, copper was an important element to the design as it reacts with the unpleasant tasting compounds, allowing a better flavor to shine through.