• Grand Teton Distillery Announces Expansion

     
    POSTED January 5, 2022
     
  • Grand Teton Distillery Announces Expansion

     
    POSTED January 5, 2022
     

Located in Driggs, Idaho, Grand Teton Distillery is opening a new 2,000-square-foot tasting room in summer 2022 as part of an expansion that also increases output. 

The Details

The new tasting room will accommodate up to 50 guests and provided ample space for complimentary tastings, and tours of the distillery will be available by appointment and feature the distilling process from grain to glass. 

The expansion encompasses 8,000 square feet and also allows for an expanded shop to sell and merchandise, additional space for production equipment and increased storage for the distillery. The new building will enable Grand Teton Distillery to increase production capacity up to 50,000 nine-liter cases annually in the coming years.

The Background

Grand Teton Distillery is a family owned and operated craft distillery that utilizes mineral-rich glacial snowmelt and more than 240k pounds of Idaho potatoes annually in its premium vodkas, bourbons and whiskeys made entirely from local and regional ingredients. 

“We’re excited to create a space that will finally be able to accommodate more guests. We’ve outgrown both our warehouse and tasting room,” says Vice President Andrew Boczar. “As we enter our 10th year, we’re delighted to be able to welcome even more of the community, along with tour buses, and looking forward to increasing production at the same time.” 

Sustainability

Grand Teton Distillery has applied for a grant to install solar panels on the south-facing roof of the expansion, and high volatility alcohol heads, which are the vapors that boil off during the distillation process, will be collected and used to provide ambient heat in the new tasting room.

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