Utah’s Eight Settlers Distillery recently announced the online availability of their craft spirits portfolio, which includes Ragtown American Whiskey and Devil’s Gate Bourbon.
A statement from Eight Settlers explained their spirits can be purchased and delivered to CT, NY, IL, MA, FL, CA and NJ. And the distillery has further plans for expansion in the coming months.
“We are craft at heart and it’s truly an exciting opportunity for us to be able to showcase our exceptional spirits throughout the U.S.,” said Katia Dugala, co-founder of Eight Settlers, in their prepared statement. “With growing consumer demand and interest in Eight Settlers, we’re confident consumers will not only love our products, but our unique story as well.”
Eight Settlers was founded in 2020 by Katia and Radu Dugala, and she said they were inspired by the rich history of Utah’s Cottonwood Heights, an area first settled in the 1800s by eight families.
She explained that these families landed in what was originally known as Butlerville, Utah, nestled between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Between the mountains and the green valley, the families cultivated the land that was rich in timber, water, farmland, minerals and granite rock. Over time, Butlerville became vital to the valley, and as the area flourished, it became Cottonwood Heights in 1952. Now, its the home of Eight Settlers.
The distillery’s spirit-making is led by Head Distiller and Master Blender Dylan Kalil, who works onsite using both traditional and modern techniques, as well as the best ingredients available.
Eight Settlers portfolio includes:
- Ragtown American Whiskey, inspired by Ragtown, a small town with makeshift homes established between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to provide miners with somewhere to stay during their long journeys between mines and the city. The whiskey is a blend of two straight Americans whiskeys with a spicy and peppery flavor, complemented by a subtle sweetness that delivers a complex yet smooth finish.
- Devil’s Gate Straight Bourbon Whiskey, inspired by Devil’s Gate, a narrow impassable section of rocky quartz that became the most influential rock formation on the pioneer trail. Its rugged terrain forced the eight families to enter the valley where Salt Lake City currently exists, which allowed for growth along the Wasatch front. Devil’s Gate Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged in oak barrels in small batches to enhance its oak and vanilla aroma. The sweet vanilla flavor is complemented by notes of buttered bread and corn oil for a smooth and satisfying finish.
“Over the past eight and a half years, our hearts and souls have been immersed in bringing this dream to life,” Katia said. “We have gained such a loyal following since our opening in 2020, and can’t wait for this next chapter to share our crafted spirits with new markets and consumers.”
For more information or to get a bottle, check out www.eightsettlersdistillery.com.
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