The inspiration for Wood’s High Mountain Distillery derives from brother PT and Lee Wood with the goal to bottle their passion for outdoor adventures into spirits that shine with the essence of the Colorado Mountains.

Their unique distillation process and creativity, combined with a little brotherly love, allow people to celebrate the world outside in every glass.  Wood’s spirits bring a little high mountain living to wherever people are.

“We’ve been distilling in historic downtown Salida, CO since November 13th, 2012 with a copper German pot still built in the 1880’s, named Ashley.  The art of creating a flavor that reflects our passion is based off of Colorado’s spectacular 14’er mountain water.  We share our spirits in the hope that when people sample them, they are able to taste the adventure that got us here; and our excitement, hard work, and passion for distilling.”

– PT Wood

Wood’s Tenderfoot whiskey is created with a unique blend of malted grains including 2-row malted barley, cherry wood smoked barley malt, dark chocolate barley malt, malted rye, and malted wheat.  Tenderfoot is an American malt whiskey aged in new American Oak barrels bringing a bold nose, smoky notes, and hints of tobacco, spice, and dark chocolate bitterness to balance it out. 


Tenderfoot is fermented with traditional scotch yeast, is double distilled, and aged in 25 gallon new American Oak.  It is bottled at 45% ABV, and has a retail price of $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.  Every bottle is aged for 18 months and has a hand labeled batch and bottle number.

Tenderfoot whiskey has a rating of 85 points from Whiskey Advocate, and an 89 point rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute.


Mash bill

77% (2-row barley malt, dark chocolate barley malt, cherry wood smoked barley malt)

13% (malted rye)

10% (malted wheat)


Tasting Notes:

Color: Pale amber in color

Aroma: Oak and charred smoke

Mouthfeel: dry medium to full body

Taste: Subtle smoke, tobacco, spice, chocolate, and cherry

Finish: Zesty, medium length rye flour, dark chocolate.