In 2010 Kristian and Kimberly Naslund opened Dancing Pines Distillery, the only distillery in Loveland, Colorado. All Dancing Pines spirits undergo a slow, temperature controlled fermentation with proprietary yeast strains. Head distiller Kristian Naslund distills each batch on two artisanal copper pot stills. Kristian uses the finest whole ingredients, never extracts, in all of the products. Every bottle is individually hand numbered.
|Several months into the complete renovation of a little mountain cabin Kristian & Kimberly were at their wits end. They had dealt with frozen pipes, a leaking roof, and the local wildlife. That winter of record snowfall they were forced to take a break from the work because of a massive blizzard. With music playing in the background, they looked out the little window and there were the trees. Weighed down with snow; they were dancing, each one swaying in perfect rhythm with the music. There in the midst of chaos and a little despair, humor weaved with complete serenity.
From that moment on those dancing pines took on a special meaning. They became the subject of a song Kimberly wrote for Kristian. The memory of them and that place is never far.
After several years as a Paramedic Firefighter Kristian decided he had had too much reality and needed a little more humor and serenity. He had tried his hand at making beer, but after some travel decided his real passion was for the hard stuff. And not just any hard liquor, the good stuff. Kristian then shared his aspirations with his dad, Christopher (and I was intrigued). Quickly the dream was realized. With a lot of hard work, here we are, distilling fine quality artisan beverages. And remembering that within the chaos of everyday we can always find humor; sometimes serenity.
I hope you enjoy our craftsmanship,