Denver Gin Distillery Moves to Dairy Block

Deviation Distilling’s new Dairy Block location at 1821 Blake St. is expected to open sometime between late July and early August 2021.

Gin distillery Deviation Distilling will relocate from the Baker neighborhood to LoDo this summer. The distillery and lounge will occupy 1,791 square feet at Dairy Block.

“We are forever indebted to the Baker community – the neighborhood has been an incredible home for the past two years,” said Deviation Distilling Co-Founder Cindi Wiley. “However, Dairy Block is an unparalleled food and beverage destination in the heart of LoDo where we are excited to build the next chapter of our brand.”

The new two-level location will have a capacity for 105 people and will be available to reserve for private events. The first level will feature ample seating in Dairy Block’s lively, mixed-use Alley and will be connected by two large garage doors to the indoor bar area, while the second level will feature a more intimate experience with a dark lounge, private tables, and banquette seating. Deviation Distilling will be expanding its production facility to Sheridan.

“Dairy Block was designed to be a progressive experience that celebrates ‘the maker’,” said Don Cloutier, general manager of Dairy Block. “We have worked hard to curate a diverse mix of top Colorado and national creators, which is why Deviation Distilling will be a fantastic addition.”

The interior design talents of Chelsea Fish and architect Jim Pfeiffer of UNUM collaborative brought the urban space to life.

“The design promotes a sense of exploration as the patron moves throughout the space, influenced by the site context of Dairy Block and the historic nature of the building,” said Pfeiffer. “One of the of the primary ideas the Deviation team wanted to prioritize was the connection to the artistic expression and the scientific precision of the distillation process. That connection is made possible by replicating the forms, materials, and textures from the distillery, while utilizing the gin bottles to create a very unique lighting feature throughout.”

n addition to the award winning gins, the Dairy Block location will feature several new products including a hand-crafted Blood Orange Gin, which will only be available at Dairy Block, and a wine barrel-finished whiskey using fellow Dairy Block resident Blanchard Family Wines’ barrels.



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