PEACH STREET DISTILLERS
In the early 2000s, Bill Graham, Dave Thibodeau and Rory Donovan (the first two being the founders of Durango's
Ska Brewing in 1995) built a still and began distilling out beer, beer-lees and cider at home for fun. In 2004 they purchased a Christian Carl Brandy Still and secured a location in Palisade - “the greatest fruit growing region of the world,” Graham says with more than a hint of seriousness. They opened the doors to Peach Street in September of 2005. At Peach Street they only use products that come from the valley, including juniper berries from surrounding mesas, sweet corn, and peaches “that are so fresh they've never seen the inside of a cooler.” Currently Peach Street produces just over 4,000 cases made up of 25 different products available to the public - they also make several that are only for the tasting room. Graham is most proud of their Colorado Straight Bourbon.