It's party time! To celebrate recently completed renovations, Palisade's Peach Street Distillers is throwing a Grand Reopening Saturday, June 2. Music and barbecue starts at 4 p.m., with revelry planned until midnight. Peach Street owners will use Saturday's shindig to showcase their brand-new space.
"It's a huge expansion," tasting room manager Rachel Clark said. "It means a lot to us."
With almost seven years serving Grand Valley locals and visitors, Clark said it was definitely time to expand on their current space.
"We have a brand-new bar," Clark said. "It's a 22-foot-long copper-top bar with stained wood. We also have new bathrooms and we gave the patio a facelift."
With more seating options and lots of tasting options, Clark said she hopes people will check out their new look.
"In the last few years, we've just grown so much," she said. "You have to grow and cater to all the company that you have. We needed more room, more storage and more bathrooms."
Peach Tree Distillers began as a small project between Rory Donovan, and Ska Brewing co-founders Dave Thibodeau and Bill Graham. They produce vodkas, bourbon, gin, brandies and grappas.
"We really take pride in using local ingredients in our spirits and in making the craft spirit," Clark said. "It's all small batch. It all goes with a lot of love. We have a great crew. We're like family."
Since 2004, their product has grown into a well-known, local craft brand. Recently, the owners (along with head distiller Davy Lindig) took top honors with "Distillery of the Year" at the American Distilling Institute competition. They also took home four medals for individual spirits.
For more information about Peach Street Distillers, visit www.peachstreetdistillers.com.