Eight Settlers Distillery, a premier craft distillery and restaurant located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, is excited to announce its award-winning craft spirits portfolio, including Ragtown American Whiskey, Devil’s Gate Bourbon, Butler Vodka and Green Ditch, are now available via e-commerce in the following non-controlled states: CT, NY, IL, MA, FL, CA and NJ. The distillery has further plans for expansion in the coming months.
“We are craft at heart, and it’s truly an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our exceptional spirits throughout the U.S.,” says Katia Dugala, Co-Founder of Eight Settlers. “With growing consumer demand and interest in Eight Settlers, we’re confident consumers will love our products and our unique story, as well.”
Founded in 2020 by Katia and Radu Dugala, Eight Settlers was inspired by the rich history of Cottonwood Heights, an area first settled in the 1800s by eight families. These families landed in what was originally known as Butlerville, Utah, between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Amidst the Rock Mountains and lush green valley, the families cultivated the land rich in timber, water, farmland, minerals and granite rock. Over time, Butlerville became vital to the valley, and as the area flourished, it became Cottonwood Heights in 1952, the home of Eight Settlers.
The distillery is led by Head Distiller and Master Blender, Dylan Kalil, who works onsite using traditional and modern style techniques to create products of the highest standard, using the best ingredients available.
Devil’s Gate Straight Bourbon Whiskey (SRP: $50.89) was inspired by Devil’s Gate, a narrow impassable section of rocky quartz that became the most influential rock formation on the pioneer trail. Its rugged terrain forced the eight families to enter the valley where Salt Lake City currently exists, which allowed for growth along the Wasatch front. Devil’s Gate Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged in oak barrels in small batches to enhance its oak and vanilla aroma. Buttered bread and corn oil notes complement the sweet vanilla flavor for a smooth and satisfying finish.
“Over the past eight and a half years, our hearts and souls have been immersed in bringing this dream to life. Me and Radu’s grit and determination brought on by opening a distillery during a global pandemic are reminiscent of the first settlers to arrive in Utah. We have gained such a loyal following since our opening in 2020, and we can’t wait for this next chapter to share our exceptionally crafted spirits with new markets and consumers.” says Katia.