our story

52eighty Distilling is the culmination of a dream and a lot of hard work for brothers Erick and Drew Demgen and their best friend Anthony “Lou” Pacenta. Growing up in Littleton, Colorado, the trio went to school together, played sports together and worked together.

When they weren’t working or coaching youth sports and emersing themselves in the community, Erick, Drew and Lou were busy brewing their own beer and distilling spirits.  Down the road the idea began to form: 52eighty Distilling, a distillery founded by three friends that uses innovative distilling techniques, ingredients from small family-owned Colorado farms, and crisp Rocky Mountain water to produce excellent distilled spirits. The rest is history and you can taste their passion in every sip!