Brothers Erick and Drew Demgen and their best friend Anthony “Lou” Pacenta grew up in Littleton, Colorado. They went to school together, played sports together, and worked together.
However their passion had always been brewing beer, creating their own spirits, and studying distillation techniques. They loved experimenting with different grains and mash bills, and researching the latest advances in distillation technology.
In 2017, 52eighty Distilling was born—a Colorado distillery founded by three friends and a pledge to use innovative distilling techniques, locally-sourced ingredients, and crisp Rocky Mountain water to produce the highest quality distilled spirits.