Downslope Distilling is the invention of Mitch Abate, Matt Causey and Andy Causey and is the result of their passion for quality adult beverages. They began their interest in the subject through home brewing; though typical home brewers they are not. While Andy was researching advanced wort production and home brewing technique, Mitch was traveling the country compiling mountains of information about how whiskey was made. Matt was perfecting the art of grain mashing and fermentation. Though they had known each other for a very long time, two years ago they decided to combine their talents and produce limited amounts of hand crafted spirits. The goal: Produce and sell the highest quality distilled spirits (rum, whiskey and vodka) available, to do so locally, and to make those products first available to the local community.

The next year was utilized to research how this could be done. Their energy turned to selecting an appropriate facility, selecting equipment suitable to their product-centered goals and meeting the extensive regulatory requirements to establish Centennials’ first craft distillery.

The still is custom designed, the wash production is more artisanal than state of the art and the space is limited. The principals believe that with the support of the many beverage enthusiasts met over the years, they have the means to delight the local community with spirits of incredibly high quality. Spirits made, whenever possible from local produce, by members of the community.

The Principals have climbed the mountain of establishing the facility and perfecting their techniques. It is now time to go Downslope to double diamond (expert) spirits.

Downslope Distilling
6770 South Dawson Circle
Suite 400
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(303) 693-4300


Who are we? Well, we’re three good friends (Rory, Bill, and Dave) with a penchant for hooch, and years of professional brewing and distilling experience between us, and why Palisade? It is where the finest fruits in Colorado are grown. Although Palisade enjoys cool nights during the growing season, it is located at 4700 feet in elevation, in a desert climate, and receives intense sunlight. Fruit that ripens in these conditions has a special concentration of sugars.

In other words, our brandies are made with the finest fruit available to us, and used at the peak of ripeness and freshness. Our Colorado Bourbon and our Goat Vodkas are made with sweet corn from the nearby town of Olathe.

Many of our products are produced in limited quantities and are only available in our tasting room, so it is well worth stopping by. You will you have the opportunity to taste some our fine spirits, as well, Rory is always worthy of some interesting conversation! So visit us soon!!

Peach Street Distillers
144 South Kluge Ave, Building #2,
Palisade, Colorado 81526
T: 970-464-1128
E: info@peachstreetdistillers.com


Vodka 14 is a premium vodka brand based in Boulder, CO. It is a product of Altitude Spirits, a Colorodo based company. The product holds a USDA organic certification. It is distilled from organic corn and rye with Rocky Mountain spring water. It debuted at the Healthy Gourmet Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Vodka 14 won the silver medal at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Vodka 14 began as an idea between Matthew Barris and Jonathan Weiss. The two NYU graduates decided that Colorado needed a small-batch vodka, similar to the micro-brewed beers popular in the state. As a result, Matthew and his father Mitch started Altitude Spirits and began producing Vodka 14. The Vodka is currently available throughout Colorado and online.