Since opening in 2014, Anvil Distillery has won several awards for both its Ironface Gin and Grumpy’s Vodka. “We always try and strive for more,” says Peter Grundy, who co-owns Anvil Distillery with his wife, Christa.
“My main goal is to be the vodka, gin, whiskey and rum of choice for the people of Longmont,” said Peter. Anvil’s Rum should hit the market soon and their whiskey is set for release later this spring.
Before Anvil Distillery, Peter worked in the computer software industry for 20 years. While on sabbatical in Nova Scotia, he and Christa visited Ironworks Distillery and were both awed by the way things ran.
“Making great infused vodkas and liquors from local farmers, it seemed really cool,” said Peter. “Three years later, the idea was still stuck in our head so we dug deeper into getting a license.”
From the day it got a license, Anvil took nine months to develop a product that it was comfortable releasing. They refuse to rush a product and it shows in the taste of their spirits. Anvil also likes to get creative in their tasting room, so visit their location in Longmont for a coffee- or jalapeno-infused vodka.