Aspen Distillers

A paradigm-shifting distillery placing sustainability at the heart of its production, operation, and facilities.

14,885 SF, 8-acres


Basalt, CO

Aspen Distillers

Aspen Distillers — located outside Basalt, Colorado — will be a farm-to-bottle distillery producing premium quality spirits. Through partnerships with local growers and by growing a variety of plants on the site, Aspen Distillers will produce high-quality products that speak to and support the agrarian roots of the Roaring Fork Valley in Pitkin County, Colorado.

The project encompasses a 5,000 SF distillery building that will be pursuing Living Building Challenge full certification and LEED Platinum. The site will also include a headquarters building, rickhouse, and three employee residences. Sustainability features include net positive energy, full electrification of all systems, and onsite domestic water and wastewater treatment. The site incorporates over four acres of agricultural area for crop production.

Aspen Distillers™ is proud to be the first distillery to register for the Living Building Challenge sustainability certification — the built environment’s most ambitious performance standard. For context, this achievement is now shared by only 30 buildings in the world.

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