Our Story

Proudly Distilling the Spirit of Colorado

There’s an incredible spirit that runs through the state of Colorado. You’ll find it on the top of mountains, deep in river valleys, across the cities and within all of the amazing citizens who call Colorado home. We call it the spirit of adventure. It’s a spirit that not only inspires us, but fuels our passions each and every day. And if there’s one thing we’re as passionate about as Colorado, it’s a fine liquor in our glass. Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse is where these loves meet in a perfect confluence.

Named after a lost, but not forgotten, mining town in southern Colorado and the 19th century ‘Ironton Addition’ of Denver that would become known as RiNo today, Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse was born out of the adventurous heritage and spirit of both our state and city.  Every sip of our spirits and cocktails captures our love of craftsmanship and our desire to explore. But our love for Colorado and quality goes beyond the products we make. We also offer a great selection of local beer, wine, and coming in Summer of 2019 food too!

We invite you to explore our crafthouse, art gallery, gin lounge, and outdoor patio to get a taste of that spirit for yourself.

Kallyn Peterson

Co-Founder

Kallyn is passionate about craftsmanship, quality, art and design. She brings those passions into every aspect of the Ironton Distillery experience, from the venue to the taproom and the gallery to the outdoor spaces. As a Colorado native, Kallyn is an outdoor enthusiast and has seen Denver’s food and beverage scene expand into the destination it is today. Kallyn also continues her family’s legacy of starting new businesses, as an entrepreneurial spirit runs in her genes.

Robbie Adams

Robbie Adams

Co-Founder

As a 20-year veteran of the Denver service industry, Robbie has seen and done it all in Colorado’s ever-changing culinary scene. While he’s spent the past decade honing his skills as a brewer and chef, he’s always been drawn to the innovative thinking, creativity and exploration found in the spirits industry. Robbie is also a Colorado native who can often be found outdoors with his dogs, a backpack and a flask of Ironton Distillery’s latest spirit.

Laura Walters

Laura Walters

Head Distiller

While her friends were partying in college, Laura was learning how to produce world-class wine at Oregon State’s celebrated Fermentation Science program. It’s a dedication that’s paid off with tenures at respected wineries in Oregon, Washington and New Zealand. Several years ago, Laura’s knowledge in the industry landed her a job at Stranahan’s, where her love for wine moved into whiskey and distilling. Laura is an expert in crafting high-quality spirits and brings her skills and knowledge into every spirit Ironton distills. And when she’s not distilling, you can often find her enjoying live music, great food and playing with her dog across the city.

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Dogs

Our Fearless Co-Pilots

The team who’s really behind the show each have four legs. Say hello to Stella Blue, Ludo, Prince, Karma and Wesley!