The award winning and critically acclaimed Vilya Spirits product line is handcrafted in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana. We specialize in small batch, artisan beverages inspired by the majestic alpine regions that make up our backyard. Our emphasis is on tradition and flavor, using only the best ingredients available, most grown in our own gardens.
The alpine terroir of the Rocky Mountains of Montana allows us to grow and wildcraft many of the quality rare herbs required for our spirits, including Artemisia absenthium, Artemisia pontica, Artemisia genepi, Angelica archangelica, Inula helenium, and Tanacetum balsamita. The alpine herbs are grown and harvested to capture the traditional essence of a century ago.
Vilya Spirits originally began in 2009 as Ridge Distillery in Northwest Montana. Ridge's first product, Silvertip American Dry Gin, became available in August of 2010, and by October both of Ridge's Absinthe offerings joined their gin. Soon Ridge began to reap the rewards of an appreciative audience, culminating with resounding reviews in the March, 2011 issue of F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal.