"We want to make the best, local, quality spirits around.
We love what we do, and we hope you love our spirits too. Come on by for a tour some time. Cheers!"
- Trav and Chas
Good friends, owners, and partners Chas Marsh and Travis Goodman are passionate about creating the highest quality grain-to-glass craft spirits, capturing the hard work ethic of the western frontier into every bottle they produce. Each small batch is produced by hand at Jackson Hole Still Works starting from local Wyoming-sourced grains and crisp mountain water. They want to make sure you are enjoying their products as much as they enjoyed making them.
"GRAIN TO GLASS" APPROACH
What is Grain to Glass? This means that Chas and Travis have total control over every aspect of the distillation process from sourcing regionally farmed grains, milling grain in house, mashing and fermentation, distillation, aging and bottling…ALL IN HOUSE. No stage of the process is farmed to an outside company that’s potentially miles away. When it comes to grain to glass operations, many argue that the individual attention paid to the process yields a better product.
Travis and Chas both come from families that are very passionate about the arts. To that end, they decided their signature vodka, Jackson Hole Still Works Vodka, would feature artwork by a local artist on a yearly basis. As a fundraising effort for The Art Association of Jackson Hole, the competition invites artists from the state of Wyoming to submit their work for consideration. Media considered includes 2D work in watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage and multimedia. The winner receives $2,000 and their winning artwork on the label for one year, plus, and most importantly, a six-bottle case of Jackson Hole Still Works Vodka. To date, the contest has raised over $45,000 for the nonprofit Art Association! The Winning artists of previous events are:
Emily Boespflug (2016/2017), "Around the Bend"
Borbay (2017/2018), "Jackson Hole Jackalope"
Nick Thornburg (2018/2019), “The Wild”
Our Great Grey Gin features local artist Katy Ann Fox's piece "Seeing in Color." Find out more about Katy Ann Fox here.
During every batch of Vodka or Gin we make, we produce 6000 - 7000 lbs of spent grains. That totals to about 25,000 - 30,000 lbs a month—all of which is donated to Haderlie Farms in Thayne, WY for animal feed.
Our water flows from the highest peaks of the Gros Ventre Wilderness and from the heart of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. To preserve water, we use a heating and cooling system of recycled water through a 2000lb cistern. Our thoughtful engineering on our cooling loop saves well over 1,000,000 gallons of fresh water per year!!!
We try to reduce our carbon footprint by buying local— our corn comes from Byron, WY and our oats from Powell, WY. In addition, instead of outsourcing we mill, cook, distill, and bottle, all in house.
When we aren’t in production making our delicious handmade Highwater Vodka and Great Grey Gin, we spend much of our time getting creative on how we can give back to our local and state wide communities. Just this year, Jackson Hole Still Works donated our time, products, and funding to the WLRA Education Foundation, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Boys and Girls Club of Casper, The St. John’s Hospital Foundation, Teton Science Schools, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Jackson Hole Food Rescue, Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, Jackson Hole Community Radio, Snake River Fund, and many more! Through the “Spirit of Wyoming Label Competition”—which gives Wyoming artists the chance to be featured on our Jackson Hole Still Works Vodka label for a whole year—JH Still Works has collectively raised over $45,000 for the Association of Jackson Hole.