FALLON — October marks the two-year anniversary of Nevada’s first estate distillery.
Frey Ranch has become known for its award-winning vodka and gin and, in addition to completing its brand new barrel house, it also recently released Frey Ranch Reserve Absinthe and Barrel-Aged Gin.
To celebrate this occasion, Frey Ranch is hosting a barrel house-warming and two-year anniversary party from noon until 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the ranch at 1045 Dodge Lane in Fallon. The celebration will feature tours of the distillery and barrel house, wine and spirit tastings, live music, lawn games and food provided by Brother’s BBQ Food Truck.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the support and encouragement we’ve received over the last two years and we’re looking forward to celebrating our second anniversary and the opening of our new barrel house with all of our friends, family and customers,” said Colby Frey, owner and distiller of Frey Ranch. “While we have been fortunate over the last two years to receive some amazing awards and accolades for our spirits and are now being distributed in states across the country, we are committed to remaining true to our roots as a working farm that makes premium, craft spirits.”
The Frey Ranch Barrel-Aged Gin No. 1 is a unique spirit that involves aging a one-time production gin in brand new, unused Bourbon barrels for five months. This exclusive gin includes lavender and cucumber as well as juniper berries, coriander, angelica root and citrus. Only 1,200 bottles of this gin will be produced with this recipe while future releases of Barrel-Aged Gin will use a different recipe of botanicals. Additionally, the barrel house-warming will unveil Frey Ranch Reserve Absinthe, which, like other Frey spirits, uses estate grown grains and botanicals sourced from around the world. It is soaked for 20 days with a proprietary blend of botanicals and two types of wormwood, giving the spirit an authentic green hue. Absinthe, also known as the green fairy, was illegal in the United States until 2007. The Frey Ranch version takes an old European recipe and adds a twist to produce a one-of-a-kind spirit.