THE WATERSHED

STORY

Watershed Distillery was built to make exceptional spirits. Firmly rooted in the belief that success doesn’t happen overnight and certainly not by chance, Watershed seeks to create and celebrate change within the community and beyond.

JOHN WESLEY POWELL

Explorer John Wesley Powell defined a watershed as “that area of land…within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”

 

We all share a course - good, bad or transformative - from our customers to our communities, our suppliers to our retailers. And this course we are on does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

When we quit our jobs to open a distillery, we turned our back on convention, on expectation, on conformity. We traded predictable and paychecks for passion and the pursuit of something more, refusing to believe that how it’s always been done is how it must be done forever more. We made jeans and a t-shirt the uniform of ambition and saw a desire to keep learning as a competitive edge. We took our work seriously, but not ourselves.

For us, success isn’t dressed in a suit and isn’t measured financially but in outcomes/value/impact, for our families, our employees, our customers and our community. We wanted to live in, work in and contribute to the community we grew up in.

 

We knew that success wouldn’t come overnight or even in a year or two. And it certainly wouldn’t happen by chance. And so at Watershed, we celebrate this common course we’re all on. The pursuit of dreams, the roads less traveled, the changes that help us evolve, achieve and arrive … arrive at a destination we’ll never get to by chance, but by change.

VISITS & TOURS

Tours are a great way to get to know us, our process and our spirits. A tour through our facility consists of a walk-through of the distillation process from grain to bottle. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes with plenty of time to select a bottle, accidentally get trapped in a barrel, choose the perfect souvenir, and ride the tilt-a-whirl. Just kidding, we don’t have a tilt-a-whirl (yet).  Afterwards, we welcome you to join us for a cocktail or two at the bar or sit down for dinner and enjoy the view!

 

Sound fun? It is!

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CONTACT

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Distillery Hours

Mon : 11 - 5pm

Tue - Sat : 11 - 10pm

Sun : Closed

Phone

614-357-1936