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Utah distiller recognized as Kentucky Colonel

Alpine Distilling founder and distiller Rob Sergent, now Col. Robert S. Sergent Jr.,  joined the ranks of fellow distillers Col. James B Beam, Col. E.H. Taylor, Col. Harrison Blanton and Col. Hancock Lee by decree of Governor Andy Beshear on January 3, 2022. 

The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual’s noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to our community, state, and nation.

“Being recognized as a Kentucky Colonel is a great honor which I take very seriously and validates the hand-crafted, small-batch distilling we are doing in Utah.  Scott County is often credited as the home of Bourbon. It was also home to our family farm and my earliest memories.  Alpine is very much the distilling bridge between tradition and innovation and joining the Kentucky Colonel ranks presents a new opportunity to share Kentucky history, tradition and the role that whiskey plays in society.”

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About Alpine Distilling:

Founded in 2016 by husband-and-wife distillers Rob and Sara Sergent, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery located in Park City, Utah. Alpine Distilling opened its doors in 2016 and has won the Utah Distillery of the Year award three years running, was awarded Utah GREEN Business of 2021 and is OU Kosher certified.

Alpine Distilling’s flagship products include a portfolio of highly decorated fine whiskies as well as Alpine Gin – awarded Gin of the Year Gold in London, which is produced using a 100% Vapor Distillation process and pure, mountain water to deliver a perfectly balanced, flavorful gin with a smooth mouthfeel right in Park City.

A retail store and bar, the "Alpine Distilling Pie Bar," is a casual gathering spot on Park City's historic Main Street. Premium yet unassuming, the bar serves some of Park City's finest cocktails, Alpine's limited releases, and a variety of handmade local pies. As seen in Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Forbes, Outside, Men’s Journal, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, MSN and NBC First Look.