Arizona Distilling Co.

601 W. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Evie Carpenter

It was 80 long years after Prohibition’s repeal in 1933 before any local company bothered to make hooch here. But Arizona Distilling has wasted no time in refining its technique, which uses local grains to create Copper City Bourbon, barrel-aged for at least two years and named for an Arizona brewery that was shut down during Prohibition. Lead distiller Jason Grossmiller also makes small-batch gin made with local botanicals and Desert Durum Wheat Whiskey, made from locally sourced grain. In-house, this upscale distillery offers straight-up samples and also tasting fours for up to 10 people. Each lasts about an hour and includes three to four half- to full-ounce pours.

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