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.
What is Grain to Glass? This means that Chas and Travis have total control over every aspect of the distillation process from fermentation to mashing regionally sourced grains, expelling the alcohol, distillation, aging and bottling. 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, Highwater Vodka, would feature artwork by a local artist on a yearly basis. In partnership with 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. Original works only; no prints. The winner receives $2,000 and their winning artwork on the label for one year, plus, and most importantly, a six-bottle case of Highwater Vodka. Previous winners include Katy Ann Fox (2015/2016) with her piece "Dreams in the Valley" and Emily Boespflug (2016/2017) with her piece "Around the Bend."
Our Great Grey Gin features local artist Katy Ann Fox's piece "Seeing in Color."
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.
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.