Distillery & Clear Spirit Company (makers
of 303 Vodka), isn’t like any distillery we’ve ever been in. As you walk
into the distillery, you’re greeted by a large bar which serves an assortment
of cocktails (including a delicious root beer and vodka cocktail) as well as a
wide range of house infused vodkas including some off the wall infusions like
pickle, grapefruit, red hots, candy cane, and peach.
Step beyond the bar and you feel like you are walking into a science lab.
This isn’t a complete accident, as master distiller Steve Viezbicke is a
physicist by trade, and nearly every piece of machinery in the distillery he
created by hand.
In addition to all the stills and equipment, the distillery is peppered
with dozens of hand-built model airplanes, all of which can fly and all of
which were built by Steve Viezbicke’s late father. Steve Viezbicke gets
emotional as he talks about these planes and his work, and for good reason.
Steve and his wife Terri have literally bet the farm on this distillery.
“What can I say,” Steve explains, “We’re all in on this one.”" -ds