TreeSeveral months into the complete renovation of a little mountain cabin Kristian & Kimberly were at their wits end. They had dealt with frozen pipes, a leaking roof, and the local wildlife. That winter of record snowfall they were forced to take a break from the work because of a massive blizzard. With music playing in the background, they looked out the little window and there were the trees. Weighed down with snow; they were dancing, each one swaying in perfect rhythm with the music. There in the midst of chaos and a little despair, humor weaved with complete serenity.

From that moment on those dancing pines took on a special meaning. They became the subject of a song Kimberly wrote for Kristian. The memory of them and that place is never far.

After several years as a Paramedic Firefighter Kristian decided he had had too much reality and needed a little more humor and serenity. He had tried his hand at making beer, but after some travel decided his real passion was for the hard stuff. And not just any hard liquor, the good stuff. Kristian then shared his aspirations with his dad, Christopher (and I was intrigued). Quickly the dream was realized. With a lot of hard work, here we are, distilling fine quality artisan beverages. And remembering that within the chaos of everyday we can always find humor; sometimes serenity.

I hope you enjoy our craftsmanship,

Christopher McNay

PROCESSWe create small batch spirits from the finest ingredients. Each bottle is handcrafted from spirit that flows out of the artisan copper pot still down to the batch number handwritten on the label. Every step is tediously performed by an artisan with passion for the craft.  We only use whole ingredients to create and flavor our spirits and liqueurs, never extracts.  Each of our unique rums and whiskeys is mashed and fermented under the watchful eye of our master brewer.  When fermentation is complete our master distiller takes over to transform the spirit into a beautiful expression of the traditional.  Finally, maturation requires the patience and skill that only our master blender can give it.    You will agree that our beverages command the top shelf but we’d rather you take them down and share among friends.

Find your local Dancing Pines Distillery distributor by clicking on the state in the map below.

Visit Dancing Pines

We are pleased to receive visitors during our tasting room hours, no reservation is required to visit our Estes Park tasting room.

We serve samples, cocktails and offer a small cheese plate.  You may also purchase a bottle or two of our fine spirits during your visit to take with you.  Families with well supervised children are welcome.

Berthoud Distillery

Not open to tours at this time.

Estes Park Tasting Room

207 Park Lane

Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-8:00pm
Friday-Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm


No reservation is required to visit our tasting room in Estes Park.  There are no scheduled tours of Dancing Pines Distillery production facility at this time.

As soon as tours are available we will update this page to allow for reservations.

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