A few months ago, partners Joe Vonfeldt, Chase Campbell and Wyn Ferrell revealed that they were building out adistillery in a warehouse space
on upper Larimer where they'd make private label spirits for customers as well as their own line, including Elevate Vodka, Pegleg Rum and Denver Dry Gin.Mile High Spirits
, Vonfeldt said at the time, would also include a massive tasting room and patio and frequent stops from food trucks.
The trio had hoped to open their distillery in January, but they hit a few bumps along the way. "We've been held up by a couple of federal permits, but we've been bottling, and we're very close to opening the tasting room," says Campbell. He points to a couple of minor construction projects -- like a new front door -- that need to be completed, and once those are finished, the space will be ready. "We'll do a soft opening, and then we'll have a series of grand opening events at the beginning of March."
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Once the doors do open, the group plans to have food trucks on site Wednesday through Saturday. "We didn't want to do a kitchen because if there's a problem, it risks shutting down the whole distillery, so we're partnering with a few local restaurants," Campbell explains.
And, of course, they'll be pouring their line-up of spirits, too.
If all goes according to plan, Mile High Spirits will start pouring next Thursday.