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About Us

FOUNDED IN 2011 IN TETON VALLEY IDAHO, Grand Teton Distillery is a family-owned and operated craft distillery. We sit at an elevation of 6500 feet in the shadow of the Grand Teton. Using mineral-rich glacial snowmelt and hundreds of thousands of famous Idaho® potatoes annually, our award-winning premium vodkas and whiskeys are made entirely from local and regional ingredients.

Our Mission. To create hand-crafted spirits using pure mountain water and natural ingredients that exemplify the grandeur of our surrounding environment.

Grand Teton Potato Vodka is made from Idaho® potatoes and pure Rocky Mountain spring water from the Tetons. The vodka is distilled the equivalent of 20 times in small batches with every step carefully monitored. It is then freeze filtered six times through charcoal and garnet crystal sand to provide you the cleanest, softest and highest quality spirit possible.

We prides ourselves in using local and regional ingredients, natural fruit and sustainable energy practices in creating our spirits. For us, today’s snow is tomorrow’s spirits!


Reducing Our Impact

  • We source our raw materials locally and regionally.

  • For cooling water, we have a buried tank holding 1000 gallons of water and we recirculate our cooling water rather than dumping it; saving thousands of gallons of water each year.

  • Our deep well, charged by the snow melt from the Tetons, provides pristine mountain water for proofing our spirits. The water is filtered, but does not require chemical treatment.

  • The residual mash from our fermenters and stills is given to local ranchers and farmers for animal feed and fertilizer so that our plant produces no waste.

  • The low volatility alcohols that come off the stills first, called “heads” are collected and used as a bio-fuel and an ice melt.

  • Our south facing roof contains 42 solar panels which help defray our electric costs and are grid tied so that when we are not using the electricity produced, they feed the grid.

  • Real fruit sourced in the northwest are used to flavor our flavored spirits rather than synthetic chemical flavorings.

  • We are a charging station for Tesla electric cars, listed on the Tesla web site for national travelers.


The Valley

We are in Driggs, Idaho; on the west side of the Tetons, across Teton Pass from Jackson Hole right on Highway 33. Highway 33 is part of the Yellowstone-Teton Scenic Loop; one of the 10 most scenic drives in the West, according to National Geographic.

Teton Valley Idaho is a high valley at 6500 feet elevation and starts in the foothills and in the shadow of the Grand Teton.  The Valley is ringed with three mountain ranges; to the east are the Tetons, to the south is the Snake River Range and to the west are the Big Hole Mountains.  The west gate of Yellowstone National Park is one hour north.

In winter our mountains get 400 to 500 inches of snow and that snow melt provides an abundance of clear and pure mountain water.  To the west and south are thousands of acres of famous Idaho potatoes.  It is only natural to marry the Valley's two most abundant local raw materials to make a premium vodka.

In summer there are activities like hiking, horseback riding, fishing for cutthroat or rainbow trout, hunting, rafting the Snake River, ATV and mountain biking along mountain trails, visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and watching for a variety of wildlife, including bears, moose, elk, wolves, eagles, hawks, mountain blue birds,and even condors. In winter there is downhill skiing at Grand Targhee, cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding, and visiting Yellowstone in winter.

Over 4 million tourists visit the region every year. Visit us soon on your next trip to Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park or Jackson Hole.



 
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