Headframe Spirits is a micro-distillery located in historic uptown Butte. Owners, John and Courtney McKee began their journey with this company in 2010, opening their tasting room doors in 2012. Since then, they have not only won awards and accolades for their products, but also for their impact to their community and state. In 2014 Governor Bullock recognized John and Courtney as Entrepreneurs of the Year and in 2015 as Ambassadors of the Year by the Office of Tourism. Recently, they were award 2016 Small Business Champions of the Year by the Small Business Administration.
Headframe Spirits has revolutionized the micro-distilling industry by replacing historic “batch” distillation with “continuous flow” distillation. The stills are unlike any used in the industry today, and are elevating the way micro-distilleries operate and compete on a global scale. Columns replace pots for a production process capable of processing 1,000 gallons of fermented wash a day. The stills are manufactured in the second distillery in Butte, and are sold to micro-distilleries across the country.
They have built their legacy and high-tech equipment on the original hand-laid marble tile floor of Butte’s first Buick dealership in the historic Schumacher Building. They contrast that history with advanced technology designed to maximize yield, consistency and throughput, all to produce an exceptional spirit worthy of today’s savvy drinker and Butte’s rich drinking legacy.