Walk into The Independent Distillery and the 100-year-old bricks that stack their way up to the wooden beams brim with character. The bar, handcrafted from a Douglas fir salvaged from the remains of a Mount Lemmon fire, is sleek and showcases the countless spirits young and old.
Founder and CEO Don Northrup began working on The Independent Distillery nearly six years ago. Since opening their large barn doors three months ago, the team of distillers are just getting their feet wet.
It all began when Northrup’s frustration with the alcohol industry’s limiting expansion collided with a deep passion for history and maverick spirit. The Independent Distillery is now making a name for itself downtown while spearheading the small-scale distillery movement in Tucson.
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