We are fifth generation farmers with roots dating back to 1905, where our great great grandfather Jacob Droge homesteaded in the area known as the Dry Hills. Over 100 years later this same farm is now known as Droge Farm, Inc. Our oldest brother branched off the family farm and started his own operation known as London Hills Farm in the Harrison area over 13 years ago. Between the two family farms we raise several hundred acres of certified seed potatoes and several thousand acres of mixed cereal grains.
When we founded Dry Hills Distillery, we set out to create something genuinely unique and special through our spirits that exemplified the character from which they are made. We wanted to make real craft spirits the right way even if it meant doing it the hard way. For years we looked around our family farm with its dark fertile soil and abundance of pure mountain water and felt that we had the perfect platform for creating world class spirits. Whether it be from the premium certified seed potatoes that we raise to the select high country grains, we knew we had the opportunity to create something truly exceptional. By providing a new opportunity to utilize our farms commodities we knew we were not only able to create these new products but also elevate the farms production and marketability.
All the products we create at Dry Hills Distillery are sourced off our family farms, and every part of your spirit is designed and touched by our hands from the field to the bottle to be a truly hand crafted Montana made spirit.
We Raise Your Spirits!
The Hollowtop Mountain, which sits in the heart of the Tobacco Root Range, looms over our fields below. It is the snow pack that builds in this distinct peak that provides us with the fresh mountain water to irrigate our crops during the arid summer months. It was out of complete appreciation for what this mountain provides that we named our 100% Premium Potato Vodka. Using only the hand select potatoes we raise on our farms; we are the only distillery in Montana to create a premium vodka that is made entirely from seed to bottle. On each bottle sold we place the field name, batch and bottle number and take great pride in that this spirit is 100% grown in and made in Montana. The result is a vodka with both depth and character with an exquisitely smooth finish and sweet creamy taste.
Montana Abbey is our tribute to traditional style gin making with a modern twist. We start with our premium potato spirit and distill in small batches through our carefully selected botanicals. Unlike most other gins that are simply re-distilled from a neutral grain spirit, we mash, ferment and distill our potatoes then re-distill letting the vapor rise through our fourteen choice botanicals to create Montana Abbey. The result is a naturally gluten-free gin with great length and depth, providing a sharp, full bodied gin with many floral notes and a subtle hint of citrus.
Named after the bin that we originally stored our Hard Red Spring Wheat, Bin 7 Wheat Whiskey is our version of an authentic American made whiskey. Made solely from the high country, hard red spring wheat that we so proudly raise, Bin 7 provides a mellow, light bodied whiskey with a crisp, clean finish that you will only find in a Montana wheat whiskey. Because it is made with wheat, this whiskey has sweet aromas of honey and vanilla, and flavors of caramel, toffee, and a hint of spice.
We decided to get a fun day with bikes and hot rods together for a fundraiser for Guardians of the Children. $10 entry for individual bikes and hot rods and $15 for couples on bikes. $50 and a choice of a bottle for the 1st place poker hand. 2nd and 3rd place get a choice of an assortment of bottles. First bike out at 11 am from Dry Hills Distillery. Last bike out by 1 pm. The route is 1st stop Willie’s Distillery, 2nd stop Pony Bar, 3rd stop Town Club in Three Forks, and 4th stop is Manhattan American Legion. Last bike back at Dry Hills Distillery at 5 pm. Robert Lethert will be playing from 5 to 8 pm too. Should be a fun filled Fall Day! Hope to see you and your roaring engines Saturday the 1st!