New World Distillery

Bringing the Spirits of the Past Alive in Your Glass

Now OPEN Tuesday to Saturday 11am-6pm!  Yes, there is a distillery in Eden offering tours, tastings and sales of their super-premium spirits.





New World Distillery to Host a Third Distilling Workshop

Three-day Advanced Distilling Course at New World Distillery


Course Overview:


    New World Distillery, in Eden, UT, will be hosting a third hands-on, interactive course with Craft Distillers Chris and Ashley Cross, together with the instructional team of Edwin and Veronika Van Eijk and Jason Cawthron of iStill.

    Regardless of your experience, the type of equipment you are using or investigating, or the spirit focus you desire to perfect, our course objectives aim to empower you to take risks, make bold decisions and ultimately produce flavor-rich, top-shelf, award-winning spirits.  

        *You will be trained in several theories of distilling and how you can apply them to make better tasting spirits.  

        *We will pack a ton of classroom instruction and production floor application into three full days. 

        *We will cover mashing, fermentation, distilling, maturing and aging and all things in-between.  We will talk about formula development, research and development practices, sourcing of raw materials, proofing spirits and how to ensure replicatability when producing on a craft scale.

        *Mark Coombs from Anton Parr will run a hands on session on proofing spirits.

    At the end of the course, you will have learned how to influence the taste profile of the spirits you want to make; you will have learned about cuts, and you will learn how mashing and fermenting can be tweaked in such a way that they support the taste-rich flavor profile that will define your craft spirit.


January Course Dates: 2018

Sunday, 21 January         9:00am-5:00pm     Dinner at Shooting Star Saloon

Monday, 22 January        9:00am-5:00pm    

    (Optional field Trip to Talisman Brewing Company and Follow On Group Dinner)

Tuesday, 23 January         9:00am-5:00pm    Dinner at Grey Cliff Lodge


*Catered lunches are included as is the tour and tasting at Talisman Brewing Co. The cost of dinner is the responsibility of each individual attendee.



Cost is $1069 (tax included)

    Cost for each additional registrants is $962 (tax included)

Confirm registration via email:

    Invoice will be sent via email to registrant.

        *You are not confirmed for the course until invoice is paid in full.

        *Space is limited to ensure individual attention.

Deadline for registration is 5:00pm MDT, Monday, 1 January 2018.

NWD Releases Rabbit and Grass Blanco AGAVE SPIRITS


Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits Released

EDEN, UT, April 22, 2017 — On the heals of being awarded a third medal for their site-distilled Oomaw Gin, New World Distillery releases their second spirit, an un-aged, Blanco Agave Spirit fermented, distilled and bottled in the heart of the Ogden Valley at New World Distillery. New World Distillery is the only distillery the state of Utah manufacturing Agave Spirits.

Head Distiller and Co-Owner, Chris Cross has been “chasing tequila” for over half his life. His intended goal in distilling his own agave spirit has always been to retain the flavor profile of the original fruit, in this case, agave. He accomplishes this by fermenting with a specially-chosen yeast in high tech, 2000 liter, temperature-controlled and jacketed fermenters over a period of about 17 days. Cross believes that 90% of the flavor is developed during fermentation and he has chosen equipment that he believes allows for superior control of that flavor development in all the spirits he produces. Cross then makes his tails cuts very early in the run explaining that while that may result in less yield of final product, he is able to capture the heart of the agave flavor and ensure that it is the pronounced flavor profile.

Because the word, “tequila” is an appellation of origin and can only be used to describe agave spirits distilled in the Tequila region of Mexico, New World Distillery’s Rabbit and Grass Blanco is called Agave Spirits. New World Distillery will release a reposado, an agave spirit aged in a barrel, inside of one year. Their anejo will be aged for up to three years. All of NWD’s aged Agave Spirits will be rested in used Wyoming Whiskey Bourbon barrels, sourced yearly from Kirby, WY. Cross explains that he always aims to source as locally as possible and the idea of using barrels from Wyoming was one he capitalized on three years ago when the distillery was in the conceptual stages of development. 



New World Distillery is committed to representing the Ogden Valley with exceptional small batch “above top shelf” spirits. Founded by Chris and Ashley Cross, New World Distillery is a proud contributor to the Ogden Valley community through responsible use of natural resources, In- ternational Dark Skies compliant lighting, solar-powered equipment and many other green pro- cesses, the details of which are shared with customers when they tour the facility. A destination distillery, New World has a welcoming retail store front and sells merchandise, mixers and their own, site-distilled products in their package agency inside the facility. Their current line up of products includes their award-winning Oomaw Gin, Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits and their limited edition Agave Sprits VODKA which will launch their Bower Spirits Project.

New World Distillery opened it’s doors December 10, 2016 and is located at 4795 E 2600 N in Eden, Utah. For more information, please see 

Oomaw GIN, Rabbit and Grass AGAVE SPIRITS, and Wasatch Blossom Utah Tart CHERRY LIQUEUR are available at most State Liquor Stores and the distillery, while our Ogden Valley VODKA is only available at the distillery.