Free event to feature Boot Hill Distillery
Join us as we celebrate Octoberfest on Thursday, October 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the community room and independent living dining room. Boot Hill Distillery will be here to provide a tasting event and Lee Griffith will share the history of the distillery along with the spirits available to learn about and taste.
In the spring of 1872 George M. Hoover loaded his wagon with whiskey barrels. He tied a bandanna to his wagon wheel and counted out exactly five miles west from the edge of Fort Dodge, Kansas, where the sale of liquor would be legal.
Hoover erected a tent bar, with only two sod pillars holding up a plank of wood for a bar, and began selling to the soldiers and travelers passing through. From there Dodge City became western Kansas’ largest trading post, leaving an indelible mark on American history, as well as pop culture.
Boot Hill Distillery’s story began in 2014 when western Kansas farmers Roger and Hayes Kelman and Chris Holovach decided to invest in western Kansas’ first-ever craft distillery.
When considering location, Dodge City’s history - born from a barrel, forged in the dust - made it the obvious choice. Learn more about Boot Hill Distillery and taste the products from western Kansas’ first craft distillery. Enjoy music and food, and enter to win door prizes.
RSVP to Kurt Lampe by October 14 at 620-225-1928 or [email protected].