"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 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." The 2017/2018 Highwater Vodka bottle features the piece "Jackson Hole Jackalope" by artist Jason Borbet--better known as "Borbay." Borbay, a transplant to Teton County by way of New York City, is a world-renowned artist, who has been featured by BBC World News, Forbes, Los Angeles Magazine, and many more.
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.
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 they aren’t in production making their delicious handmade Highwater Vodka and Great Grey Gin, spend much of their time getting creative on how they can give back to their local and state wide communities. Just this year, Jackson Hole Still Works donated their 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, Wyoming Elks Association, 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 their Highwater Vodka label for a whole year—JH Still Works has collectively raised over $30,000 for the Association of Jackson Hole.