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Cheers to a year

Pine Bluffs Distilling celebrates one year of business, first bourbon


October 25, 2018

Zach Spadt

Pine Bluffs Distilling co-owner Chad Brown prepares a cocktail for a customer at the distilling company's one-year celebration and bourbon release party Saturday, October 20.

In the early 20th century, somewhere in Laramie County, thirsty men from all walks of life gathered in cow pastures under the moonlight to produce whiskey with the sole hope of not getting caught.

They were the area's first liquor producers.

When the law caught up to the moonshiners, sheriff's deputies destroyed their whiskey barrels, leaving only the metal rings.

Those rings spent the better part of a century in the elements. They were trampled by cattle. They rusted.

And Pine Bluffs Distilling co-owner Chad Brown likes to pay homage to that fact.

Today those rusted rings have a new h...

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