Jim and Mike began distilling in Colorado around 2009, refining their bourbon, brandy, and rum recipes for family and friends. After a few years they were persuaded to be a little less selfish and make their spirits available to more than just themselves.
Using locally sourced products like grains, peaches, apples and molasses demand for Hale and Bradford's signature unfiltered taste soon overtook Mike and Jim’s capacity to produce their small batch crafted spirits. Teaming with a local distillery in 2015 enabled Jim and Mike to continue doing what they loved on a bigger scale.
In 2017 Mike and Jim began plans to build their own distillery in Berthoud Colorado with the purchase of the historic “Oddfellows” Building. Hale & Bradford is now able to bring the production of their craft small batch spirits in house, back to the roots of where it all began, just a couple of chumps doing what they love. Cheers to that!