Vail's First Premier


The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is Vail, Colorado’s premier distillery, crafting spirits from locally sourced ingredients in the name of the mountain lifestyle that was influenced by the original 10th Mountain soldiers.


Vail Tasting Room
227 Bridge St.
Vail, CO 81657
Open 7 days a week
Sun-Thurs Noon-8pm
Fri-Saturday Noon-11pm
Distillery & Tasting Room
500 Trail Gulch Rd.
Gypsum, CO 81637
Open Fri/Sat/Sun 1pm-9pm and by appointment
Groups / Parties are welcome



A Proud


The patriotic men of the 10th brought diversity, courage, and hope to the Rocky Mountains when they arrived in the 1940’s to train just a few miles south of what is now Vail.  

They were part of the greatest generation of men, wanting to make each day count and each day better than the last.  The mentality they had was strong after being shaped from the rigors of mountain warfare, their ego’s humble.

10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company

The Mountain


The 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company is an extension of the mountain lifestyle, bringing together the old with the new. Generation after generation, men and women alike, all share this same passion, enjoying it for a day, a weekend, a lifetime, or somewhere in between. No matter how long it’s embraced the combination of friends, mountains, memories and spirits, bring people together like no other.

To encourage these relationships, to embrace the mountain lifestyle and to honor the 10th Mountain soldiers who inspired our way of life, we created a tribute spirit company in Vail Colorado. Not only is it a tribute to the 10th Mountain soldier, but it is also a tribute to those that enjoy the mountain lifestyle, living it fully, every day.

The Founders

Skier, Founder, Whiskey Lover

Ryan Thompson

Ryan, called to the high peaks of Colorado from the flatlands of Texas in 1998, tended bar at some of the finest locations in town before becoming a restaurant owner in 2002. After embracing the mountain lifestyle and owning and operating a successful restaurant business for 12 years, he wanted more.

Skier, Founder, Whiskey Lover

Christian Avignon

Christian, who has direct roots to the 10th Mountain Division, came to Vail with encouragement from his grandfather, an original medic in the 10th. As Christian left upstate NY in 1999 he was given this parting advice, "Go west, work hard and ski harder!"

Tasting Room