By Sheila Chapman
Big Sky Resort PR Manager
BIG SKY – Dust off the go-go boots and short dresses. Big Sky Resort is hosting its first ever Whiskey A-Go-Go on April 11, featuring whiskey tastings from five Montana distilleries and a fun night of music with DJ 5 Star from 5-8 p.m. in the Mountain Village plaza.
The Montana distilleries represented at the event will be Bozeman’s RoughStock, Wildrye, and Bozeman Spirits, as well as Willie’s from Ennis and Headframe Spirits from Butte.
RoughStock Distillery was Montana’s first legal distillery opened since Prohibition and the first to make whiskey in Montana in more than 100 years. Its process highlights the locally grown grains without an overbearing oak influence.
Using a copper pot still made by Bavarian Holstein Stills in Germany, Willie’s Distillery keeps it simple with Montana grains, pure Montana water, select yeast, and a good dose of heart and soul. Special ingredients include wild Montana honey, native berries and botanicals.
Bozeman Spirits Distillery is known for its blended Montana 1889 Whiskey, named after the date Montana became a state. The distillers use pure water from the Montana mountaintops and bring it to the bar top.
Headframe Spirits uses the most cutting-edge processes in the micro-distilling industry from its mash and ferment procedures to the distillation equipment. Its Neversweat bourbon won a double gold award from The Fifty Best tasting contest in 2013, beating out major brands in a blind taste test.
Wildrye Distillery “ain’t yer Grandpa’s Moonshine,” according to its website, and specializes in the production of unique spirits prepared almost entirely from Montana ingredients. The distillers grow and pick their own sweet corn on their family farm in Corvallis, Mont.
Although each of these distilleries have tasting rooms, Big Sky Resort is offering one place to taste them all, with the party music to match.
Visit bigskyresort.com for ticket information.