Downslope Distilling is the invention of Mitch Abate and Andy Causey and is the result of their passion for quality adult beverages. They began their interest in the subject through home brewing; though typical home brewers they are not. While Andy was researching advanced wort production and home brewing technique, Mitch was traveling the country compiling mountains of information about how whiskey was made. Matt was perfecting the art of grain mashing and fermentation. Though they had known each other for a very long time, two years ago they decided to combine their talents and produce limited amounts of hand crafted spirits. The goal: Produce and sell the highest quality distilled spirits available, to do so locally, and to make those products first available to the local community.
The next year was utilized to research how this could be done. Their energy turned to selecting an appropriate facility, selecting equipment suitable to their product-centered goals and meeting the extensive regulatory requirements to establish Centennials’ first craft distillery.
The still is custom designed, the wash production is more artisanal than state of the art and the space is limited. The principals believe that with the support of the many beverage enthusiasts met over the years, they have the means to delight the local community with spirits of incredibly high quality. Spirits made, whenever possible from local produce, by members of the community.
The Principals have climbed the mountain of establishing the facility and perfecting their techniques. It is now time to go Downslope to double diamond (expert) spirits.
6770 South Dawson Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80112