Park City, Utah offers the best of everything and sets the bar as high as its mountain peaks. The world-class, mountain resort town is home to the Greatest Snow on Earth, renowned athletes, and impressive innovation; therefore, it’s only fitting that spirits crafted in Park City achieve the same level of excellence.
Alpine Distilling, founded November 2016 by owner / Master Distiller Rob Sergent, strives to do exactly that.
Sergent's distilling adventure began when he moved with his family to Park City in 2011. Rob instantly developed a passion for the world-class resort town and knew he wanted to nurture a business that complemented Summit County’s greatness and many accolades.
Prior to establishing Alpine Distilling, Rob held high-level positions with Johnson & Johnson and the National Football League. Following his successes in the corporate world, Sergent wanted to create something from scratch that he was passionate about, teach his kids the value of hard work, and give back to the community he and his family love.
In 2015, Rob set out on this new venture by taking courses in Louisville, KY, led by master distillers. Having learned the science, he created his vision for the brand, which is rooted in his childhood in Kentucky. He comes from generations of moonshiners and is the first in his family to become a professional distiller. His grandmother used whiskey medicinally in Hot Toddys to treat her grandkids when they were sick (after all, she was a graduate of Ole Miss, home of the “Hotty Toddy” chant). And the enjoyment of spirits was an integral component of the bonding that took place during gatherings with family and friends.
Seeking to take his ancestors’ affinity for moonshining to the next level, Rob Sergent boldly strives to pay homage to the flavorful European spirits he enjoyed while living for many years in Great Britain and Germany. His culinary education has given him the skills to create an unrivaled complexity of flavor and aromas in Alpine’s products.
Water is a key factor in the superior taste Alpine’s spirits offer. The distillery’s Park City, Utah facility was chosen specifically for the water supply, which comes from an under-mountain aquifer that arrives at the distillery at 52 degrees, 354 ppm and at a pH of 8.0. Working with Water Science’s experts, a carbon-filtering and double reverse osmosis system was enginered to both soften and balance the natural electrolytes while reducing the harsh iron.
Sergent believes in crafting spirits in a manner that reflects community values. To that end, Alpine’s products are inspired by Park City’s natural environment, outdoor pursuits and healthy lifestyle. Alpine Distillery’s mission is to be a steward of the Summit County culture through craft spirits and to drive resources to charities that further support wellness, healthy living, and environmental responsibility.
Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local nonprofits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve.