The Story So Far....

Jim Bradford Dawe & Mike Hale Lindstrom

   

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!