Member Spotlight: Desert Diamond Distillery
This is a northern Arizona members spotlight for Desert Diamond Distillery in Kingman Desert Diamond Distillery was established March of 2009 on a small parcel in the Kingman Airport Industrial Complex. The Patt Family spent the next year building our business from the ground up, each helping in their own ways. Anticipated with great excitement, Desert Diamond Distillery opened it's doors to the public on April 16th, 2010.
Their state of the art still, made in Germany by Arnold Holstein, is a beauty to behold. With a double stack for processing the alcohol, it makes an impressive statement. Their semi-automation process is a first in the industry, and was designed by Bavarian-Holstein Partners.
Their tasty spirit "Gold Miner" line up includes four rums and one vodka. The Gold Miner Agave Rum is an award winner and a crowd favorite that you can drink on it's own with ice or mixes. The Gold Miner Dark Rum is also award winning, and boasts bold flavors that will make Desert Diamond become a staple in your liquor cabinet. The signature white rum is great for mixing to create any of your favorite rum cocktails. And the Gold Miner Barrel Reserve Rum is totally unique, and garnered a gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March of 2012. Last but not least is the Gold Miner Vodka, which is incredibly smooth and also a crowd favorite.
The distillery just celebrated it's four year anniversary! Visitors heading to Desert Diamond will have a chance to see the process of making spirits in their different production rooms. They can also sample the delicious product in the beautiful tasting room. Periodically throughout the year, the Desert Diamond crew hosts tasting dinners. These are catered multi-course meals that include great food, and each course features one of their spirits, along with live musical entertainment!
Check out the website at www.desertdiamonddistillery.com for happenings and more information, and remember to follow them on Facebook to keep up with their current events. You can find them this August at the Highway 66 Festival in Kingman, where they will be offering Distiller's Choice Tastings! Check out the festival at www.route66kingmanfestival.com.