A Backwards Kind of Blog

Holiday Infusion Class - Virtual Edition

Date: 12/20/2020 - Time: 2:00 PM

Seasonal infusions are all the rage!
Join us in an annual tradition virtually! Learn how to successfully infuse your own spirits at home. Class includes 1.5 hour interactive instruction via Zoom, 1 750ml bottle of base spirit (our 307 Vodka) to infuse, two infusion jars, and flavoring ingredients. Class will take place Sunday December 20th from 2-4pm MT in the comfort of your own home!
Reservation and prepayment is required. You will pickup up supplies the day of class. Reserve your spot here:

Rum Cake Launch

Date: 12/11/2020 - Time: 4:00 PM

Sweet cakes it's that time of year again! Rum Cakes of Wyoming is making their seasonal debut with their spectacular rum cakes made with our Sword Swallower Rum!
You'll be able to sample and purchase some on site as well as make reservations for your holiday orders. If you know you already want one, you can place your order by calling Snooks at 307-259-6729.
Come down and do your holiday shopping and support two local businesses!
We can't stress this enough, GET A RUM CAKE. It's the best gift, even if it's just to yourself! 4-7pm

Tasting Room Hours

Date: 12/10/2020 - Time: 6:00 PM

Our tasting room is open limited hours. The following hours are to purchase bottles, merchandise, to go drink, and hand sanitizer. We are not doing sit down service at this time.

Wednesday: 2-6pm
Thursday: 2-6pm
Friday: 2-8pm
Saturday: 12-8pm
Sunday: 12-4pm

Happy Hour Yoga

Date: 03/15/2020 - Time: 11:00 AM

We are BACK! Join us for an all levels class in the distillery located at 158 Progress Circle in Mills. Bring a mat. This $15 class includes your first post-yoga cocktail at our downtown location 214 South Wolcott Street in Casper. Doors open at 10:45 am and no reservation is required.

Wednesday Jazz Night

Date: 02/12/2020 - Time: 6:00 PM

Wednesday Night Jazz is happening the second Wednesday this month! You can find Coulter & Co. Jazz Trio LIVE in the Tasting Room from 6-9pm! No cover.

Prohibition Loft Pop-Up

Date: 01/16/2020 - Time: 5:00 PM

Prohibition went into effect on January 17th, 1920. What better way to mark the 100th anniversary of this dark day than a January 16th last hurrah and our very first Loft Pop-Up!

Our Loft Pop-Up event series will be intimate themed cocktail experiences featuring a private bartender and a very limited number of participants.

This first Loft Pop-Up will feature a special menu inspired by prohibition era cocktails with a bit of history paired alongside your drinks.

There will be 2 seating windows:
5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm.
Seating is limited to 16 people in each window.

Tickets available under the Visit Tab.

Hot Cocoa Party!

Date: 12/24/2019 - Time: 12:00 PM

Start a new holiday tradition with our adult hot chocolate party! Build your own boozy hot chocolate for $12 and top it with seasonal surprises at the garnish bar!

Five Year Customer Appreciation Party

Date: 12/18/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

Five years ago we put our very first batch of spirits out into the world! Time flies doesn’t it? If Ringleader is five years old today, that means that our 5 year anniversary of being open at the Tasting Room is upon us! Join us December 18th for our customer appreciation anniversary celebration! We're serving up our favorite cocktails for only $5 in celebration of five years! Thank you for helping us get to this milestone! Cheers!

Booze & Bacon Festival

Date: 12/14/2019 - Time: 12:00 PM

Booze and Bacon Festival at the Casper Events Center
Saturday, December 14th
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
VIP Doors open at 12 noon
Admission: $20 advance; $25 day of show; $75 VIP

The event will feature bacon-filled dishes from a variety of local restaurants and samples of beer and liquor from national and local reps. All samples are included with admission.

Event hours are Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. VIP access begins at 12 noon. Attendees will vote on their favorite food dish, beer, and drink. Trophies will be awarded to the people’s choice in each category. A limited amount of packaged beer and liquor items will be available for purchase upon exit from the event.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Food for Thought Project. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. VIP tickets are available for $75 each. VIP tickets allow for early entry, access to a special VIP area with a private tasting, and come with a VIP lanyard and swag. Tickets are on and can be purchased at www.SinclairTix.com, the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center, by phone at 800-442-2256 or at any statewide SinclairTix outlet.

12 Days of Christmas

Date: 12/12/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.... 12 days of festive cocktails! Thanks love! Best gift ever!
Join us for our 12 Days of Christmas cocktail event each of the 12 days we are open leading up to Christmas! We will have a special themed cocktail designed by one of our bartenders each day, corresponding to the verses of everyone’s favorite Christmas sing-along. We will kick off on Thursday December 12th and finish on Monday December 23. Each drink is exclusive to that day so plan to come out each day so you don't miss any! Cheers!

Cocktail 201

Date: 12/08/2019 - Time: 2:00 PM

What better way to celebrate the repeal of prohibition than to make some cocktails! Cocktails 201 is a followup course to our Cocktails 101 class. It moves beyond the basics of making a cocktail to cover stirred drinks, working with egg whites, the basics of ice, and more. The class is $60 and includes a 201 Cocktail Kit and two new cocktails. The 201 Cocktail Kit includes a mixing glass, a bar spoon, a julep strainer, and a fine mesh strainer. Cocktails 101 is a prerequisite to this class and participants are asked to bring their shaker sets from cocktails 101 to use in this class as well. Sign up under the Visit Tab.

Cocktails & Clay

Date: 12/07/2019 - Time: 12:00 PM

Join us for this exciting project from Backwards Distilling Company and Clay Arts Vegas. Once again, our friends at Clay Arts Vegas have created a new round of clay vessels inspired by our spirits and Backwards has matched each one with a cocktail inspired by the vessel. Come see these beautiful pieces and pick up a truly one of a kind gift set featuring the clay, spirits, and recipes for yourself or someone on your holiday list. Enjoy some of our most original cocktail creations and snacks for purchase from The Grab and Go Gourmet. Happening 12pm-10pm.

Punch Class

Date: 11/24/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

Get ready for your holiday gatherings with help from your friends at Backwards. We are offering a class to help you host your best party yet. This class will give you tips and recipes for creating delicious seasonal big batch cocktails. Wow everyone with your cocktail skills without getting stuck behind the bar all night. Class includes includes a bottle to take home for your first punch and two cocktails to sip on during class.
Sign up under the Visit Tab.

Tiki Cocktails 101

Date: 11/17/2019 - Time: 2:00 PM

Learn how to get your tiki on at home in our Tiki Cocktails 101 class! In this class you will learn all the basics of cocktail making we cover in our regular Cocktails 101 class but with a tiki twist. We will teach you how to make two delicious tiki cocktails so you can help yourself to a little mini tropical vacation any time during the long winter that is coming! You'll be on island time before you know it! Class is $45 and includes a take home shaker set and everything you need to make two delicious tiki cocktails.

Tiki Week!

Date: 11/11/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

What began as a one day getaway has turned into a week long tropical vacation! We are transforming our Tasting Room into a tiki lounge Monday November 11th through Sunday November 17th. Come in your best floral shirt or skirt (or don't because you're on vacation!) and sip on tropical drinks that will help you escape the humdrum of the every day grind.

Halloween Cocktails 101

Date: 10/27/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

Learn how to get your spook on at home in our Halloween Cocktails 101 class! In this class you will learn all the basics of cocktail making we cover in our regular Cocktails 101 class but with a seasonal twist. We will teach you how to make two delicious cocktails, to trick-or-treat your friends to at your Halloween party! Class is $45 and includes a take home shaker set and everything you need to make two delicious cocktails. Register through our Visit tab.

Cory McDaniel Duo LIVE

Date: 10/20/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

We've booked a LIVE local band in the Tasting Room. The Cory McDaniel Duo never disappoints so don't miss out! No cover. Music starts at 3pm.

Comedy Fundraiser

Date: 10/13/2019 - Time: 6:00 PM

Casper Comedians Care will be hosting a Comedy Night to benefit the Wyoming Food for Thought Project at the Tasting Room! This comedy show is 21+ years of age - proof of ID must be shown at the door.

You can also purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, with the LAST CHANCE to get your hands on some Casper Mountain Gin, too.

Doors will open at 6pm, the show will start at 7pm.

Tickets availalbe here: https://tinyurl.com/yxgfkvh2


Date: 09/23/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

We are sorry to report that we are CLOSED the week of Monday September 23rd as we replace the floor behind the bar in the Tasting Room. We hope to open back up Thursday the 26th with the launch of our Fall/Winter menu! Stay tuned on the progress of the floor and we can't wait to serve you some tasty new drinks!

ACS Can Happy Hour for Hope

Date: 08/01/2019 - Time: 5:00 PM

The annual Happy Hour for Hope at Backwards Distilling Company is sure to be a great time for a great cause. Make a donation at the door and Backwards is setting you up with a $2 discount on your first drink. Appetizers will also be provided. This is very social event, so bring your friends for a drink after work and help us make some money for ACS CAN! 5-7:30pm.

Fourth Of July CLOSED

Date: 07/04/2019 - Time: 3:00 PM

Backwards Distilling Company will be closed Thursday July 4th to allow our employees to spend time with their families during the holiday! Cheers!

Happy Hour Yoga

Date: 04/28/2019 - Time: 11:00 AM

Join us for a little yin before your gin! Class is $15 and includes your first cocktail (it doesn't have to be a gin drink). No registration required. Doors open at 10:45 am.

Peculiar Pretzelmen LIVE

Date: 03/23/2019 - Time: 6:00 PM

We've been playing their songs in the Tasting Room since we opened and now they are playing LIVE! Join us for one of our favorite bands!! No cover.

Inda Eaton LIVE

Date: 03/10/2019 - Time: 4:00 PM

We are looking forward to having the very talented Inda Eaton back in the Tasting Room! She will serenade us with her tunes on Sunday March 10th from 4-6pm.

Valentine’s Day Dessert and Drinks

Date: 02/14/2019 - Time: 5:00 PM

This Valentine's Day we hope you treat you and your sweetheart to a nice dinner, and then come visit us for dessert and drinks!! We are teaming up with Rum Cakes of Wyoming for the ultimate sweet tooth experience. Grab yourself a rum cake for two (or for one, let's be honest) and have one of our cocktail specials designed to go perfectly with your RED VELVET rum cake! Happening 5-9pm and no RSVP required. Cheers!

Happy Hour Yoga Whiskey Edition

Date: 01/27/2019 - Time: 11:00 AM

Whiskey is not just for guys and yoga is not just for girls! Bring your favorite whiskey lover for a yoga class like no other!

Bring a mat. This $15 class includes your first post-yoga cocktail (whiskey or otherwise). Doors open at 10:45 am and no reservation is required.

Meet the Maker - Backwards American Whiskey

Date: 01/22/2019 - Time: 6:00 PM

Join our head distiller in the distillery to hear his thoughts on whiskey production, get a behind the scenes look at the process, enjoy whiskey samples, and ask all your burning whiskey questions. $60 (hors d'oeurves included). Class is from 6:00-8:00pm. Tickets available under the Visit Tab or by calling 307-472-1275.

Ultimate Whiskey Experience

Date: 01/19/2019 - Time: 9:00 AM

Calling all whiskey fanatics! This is your chance to spend a day in the distillery and see first-hand what goes into the process of whiskey production. You'll get to experience a whiskey mash and distillation in action, fill a barrel of whiskey, taste samples of multiple styles and ages of whiskeys all while learning about the finer points of whiskey making and maturation from our head distiller, Chad.
Breakfast, lunch, and two whiskey cocktails and a bottle of our very limited 1st release whiskey are included in the class. $250, only 15 spaces available. Class is from 9am to 4pm. Tickets available under the Visit Tab or by calling 307-472-1275.

Tasting Room Talk - Whiskey History

Date: 01/16/2019 - Time: 6:00 PM

Join us in the tasting room for a spirited discussion about the history of Whiskey. Join us as we dispel myths, verify legends, and answer all your burning questions about Whiskey while you sip on two delicious classic whiskey cocktails. Class is from 6:00-8:00pm. Tickets available under the Visit Tab or by calling 307-472-1275.

WYOist Trunk Show

Date: 12/15/2018 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join us for one-of-a-kind products from Turkey! WYOist will be set up in the distillery from 3:00-7:00pm. Come shop their soaps, rugs, and jewelry!

Repeal Day Party!

Date: 12/05/2018 - Time: 5:00 PM

What better way to mark the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition than with a party at your local distillery! Bonus, it's our 4th birthday so there's even more reason to celebrate! Get the date on your calendars and stay tuned for details to come!

A Backwards Halloween

Date: 10/31/2018 - Time: 3:00 PM

Calling all spirits, and spirits lovers too! Join us for A Backwards Halloween and spend your most ghoulish holiday enjoying a very special cocktail menu, available on Halloween only! There are sure to be tricks AND treats so make sure your plans include a trip out to the tasting room this Halloween. Costumes are encouraged and those who get festive might just unleash an extra special treat for themselves.

Tipsy Tea Party

Date: 10/07/2018 - Time: 11:00 AM

Join us for a Tipsy Tea Party! We are collaborating with Lilacs & Lavender Tea Room to bring you delightful tea cocktails and delicious tea cakes for this lovely Sunday morning "tea" service.

This is a one-of-a-kind party we insist you don't miss!

Tickets are available here and include 2 tea cocktails and savory and sweet accompanying tea cakes.


Book Club with Wind City Books

Date: 09/19/2018 - Time: 6:30 PM

Wind City Books has chosen the extravagant and wild Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan for August and September's book club pick!
Join them in our Tasting Room on September 19th at 6:30 pm for a special drink made especially for the event and discuss the hit sensation.

This event will be limited and tickets to secure a spot will be given with the purchase of the book from Wind City. Call 315-6003 to reserve!

An Evening of Alchemy

Date: 08/15/2018 - Time: 6:00 PM

Get in on this creative class to learn how to craft your own libations! We will show you how to transform simple ingredients into an amazing, complex cocktail ! Cost is $40 per person. Light snacks and all ingredients provided. Seating is limited, reserve yours now by calling Wyoming Bootlegger Liquor at 307-333-4767.

J. Shogren LIVE

Date: 08/03/2018 - Time: 7:00 PM

J Shogren Shanghai’d from Centennial WY (pop 100, 4 bars) have a singular vision of what they are doing musically—Roots & folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter.

Voted Acoustic Artist of the Year 2018 by the Wyoming Country Music Awards, you can hear this wildly talented storyteller LIVE in the Tasting Room! No cover. 7-9pm.

Backwards Brunch Crawl

Date: 07/14/2018 - Time: 10:00 AM

Come boozy brunch hopping with Backwards! We've got lots of great brunch options in Casper these days and what better way to check a few of them out than a brunch crawl? We'll hit three locations, Yellowstone Garage, C85 Wonder Bar, and Racca's Pizzeria Napolatana-Casper, where you will get a perfectly portioned brunch entree showcasing the best these hot spots have to offer and a paired brunch cocktail created by the crew at Backwards.

Brunch Crawl Schedule:
Times are approximated
10 am- Kick off the crawl at Yellowstone Garage
11 am- Arrive at C85 Wonder Bar
12 pm- Arrive at Racca's
1 pm- Disperse to other exciting events in downtown Casper

What you get:
The menu for this event is predetermined. Each location will be serving one small brunch item and one specialty drink, paired with the meal. Gratuity is included in the ticket price.

What to wear:
We are encouraging everyone to make this a walking brunch crawl. Dress accordingly and prepare for July weather. It is a very short walk in between each location so we won't be spending too much time outside.

Where to Park:
Strategy #1- Park in the parking garage across from the Wonder Bar. The tour will end at Racca's and you can walk 2 blocks back to the garage.
Strategy #2- Park across from Racca's in the large lot. Then you can walk two blocks to the start of the tour and brunch crawl your way back to your car.

This event is 21+ and a reservation is required. Tickets are available at:

Susan Gibson LIVE

Date: 07/01/2018 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join Susan for an acoustic performance on July 1! Singer/songwriter extraordinaire of Americana/Folk! Prepare to be amazed! 3 - 6 PM. No cover.

Spirits Tasting - Laramie WY

Date: 05/20/2018 - Time: 2:00 PM

We are traveling to Laramie for a tasting full of stories, samples, cocktails, and cheese! We'll be downtown at Chalk and Cheese from 2-5pm. RSVP Required by Thursday May 17th. Purchase ahead of time at Chalk N Cheese or by phone (307)-742-1800. $35/person.

Hawaiian Homicide - A Murder Mystery

Date: 05/08/2018 - Time: 6:00 PM

Aloha and welcome to the Make Kaka resort, a luxurious Hawaiian resort where guests can enjoy drinks and dinner in the open air Tiki Bar, private surfing lessons with the resident surfing instructor Keanu and authentic Polynesian music and dancing shows each evening on the stage. The private beach offers a tranquil place for relaxation, which is where The Hula Hut, a small open-air hut selling hula dolls, is located. But when one of the owners of The Hula Hut is found dead, killed with a coconut behind the hut, guests and staff alike suddenly find themselves suspects in a murder investigation! Question the suspects, piece together the clues and solve the mystery – the killer could be YOU!

To register, use the link below!

Poetry Night

Date: 04/29/2018 - Time: 6:00 PM

Open mic night exclusively for poetry and spoken word. Hosted by the Casper Writer's Guild.

Cocktails 101 on the road!

Date: 04/14/2018 - Time: 2:00 PM

Join Amber in Gillette, WY at Creative Beverages for a hands on cocktail tutorial. Want to make cocktails at home but aren't sure how to get started? This class will take you through the basics. We will cover the essential tools for your home bar and how to use them, the basic components of a cocktail, and a brief history of the evolution of the cocktail. The class is $45 and includes a Backwards shaker set (so you will have all the tools you need to get started) and the ingredients for the two cocktails you will learn how to make (and drink). Pre-registration is required. Click on the Book Your Visit button under the Visit Tab to sign up.

Happy Hour Yoga with Guest Instructor/Pop-Up Shop

Date: 03/25/2018 - Time: 11:00 AM

Join us for an all levels class in the distillery! This is a special class with guest instructor Chantel Alcaraz! Bring a mat. This $15 class includes your first post-yoga cocktail. Doors open at 10:45 am and no reservation is required.

After, stick around for a pop-up shop she will be setting up with goodies from Nepal!

Melrose Umbrella Cocktail Night - Los Angeles

Date: 03/22/2018 - Time: 12:00 AM

Join us at Melrose Umbrella Company in Los Angeles (7465 Melrose Avenue) for featured Backwards Cocktails at this one night only event!

Spirits Forward - Los Angeles

Date: 03/20/2018 - Time: 7:00 PM

Join Backwards Distilling Company and the Museum of the American Cocktail at Sassafras in Los Angeles (1233 N. Vine Street) for an evening of discussion and cocktail features. Come learn about the brand and sample our spirits! Admission is free for this open house event from 7-9pm.

SweetTooths and SweetHearts

Date: 02/14/2018 - Time: 3:00 PM

Love is in the air! Well, love of cocktails and chocolates at least! Come out solo or with your sweetie for a Valentine's Day treat. We are featuring three of our custom liquor infused chocolates from Donells Candies each paired with a special petite cocktail featuring the same spirit used in the chocolate. This pairing is available while supplies last so come early or call (307) 472-1275 between now and Feb 13th to reserve your package. $18 per person.

LIVE Music with a traveling band!

Date: 01/17/2018 - Time: 6:00 PM

John Sherrill is making his way from South Carolina to Montana, and Backwards is on his list of gigs! Catch this one time only performance LIVE in the Tasting Room! 6-9pm. No cover.

Byron Grey’s StrangeCarnival

Date: 01/16/2018 - Time: 6:30 PM

Jump into the new year with your closest friends by heading to Backwards Distilling Company for an evening of Trickery, Mystery, and all the Grey Areas in between!

Cocktail hour begins at 6:30
Show begins at 7:30
Reservations are $15/person - tickets on sale through the Visit Tab.
Your evening of fun, surprises, and genius cocktails awaits!
There is even a rumor that free palm-readings are available...

Murder at the 1980s Prom

Date: 01/14/2018 - Time: 6:00 PM

Join us in solving a murder at the 1980s Prom! Rotaract Casper Young Professionals are holding their second Murder Mystery dinner. All proceeds will benefit the endowment of our Casper College Scholarship and our grocery delivery project. Join us for a night of mystery and fun!

Registration must occur in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. You will have the option to register as a potential suspect (first come first served) and you will receive your character via email the week prior to the event.

Registration available soon!

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and include heavy appetizers. Payment in full must be received by January10th to confirm registration. Specialty libations will be available to purchase.

Guests must be 21+.

Be sure to register early! Space is limited.

Trivia Tuesday

Date: 12/19/2017 - Time: 6:00 PM

Backwards Distilling Company presents...TRIVIA TUESDAY! We are opening UP just to nerd OUT!!

Teams can be built of one to five people, and need to pre-register by calling 307-472-1275. The entry is $5/person and must be paid before to secure your team's spot.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place teams.

24 Days of Christmas

Date: 12/01/2017 - Time: 11:00 PM

Introducing our show for December! We present you with our version of 24 Days of Christmas. Each day on Facebook we will open one door and reveal a surprise specific to that day. Our chest is filled with discounts, charity events, specials, throwback drinks and more! Be sure to check Facebook every day at 4PM to see the following day's surprise!

Artisan Alley

Date: 10/25/2017 - Time: 6:00 PM

Artisan Alley is at it again! Get in on this Harry Potter wood workshop and signature cocktails! These classes are stenciled and turn out perfect. You must prepay online or over the phone. Visit www.artisanalley307.com to sign up! Cocktail hour begins at 5 pm and class starts at 6:00 pm. 21+ only.

The Rough and Tumble LIVE

Date: 10/15/2017 - Time: 1:00 PM

The Rough & Tumble are pleased to be performing at Backwards Distilling Company from 1-3 PM. Join us for some distilled spirits and spirited folk tunes!

Zach Schommer LIVE

Date: 09/13/2017 - Time: 6:00 PM

Join us for local favorite Zach Schommer playing LIVE in the Tasting Room from 6-9 pm. No cover.

Russ Chapman LIVE

Date: 09/02/2017 - Time: 6:30 PM

With a decidedly creative style, Russ Chapman stomps and sings highly original music drawn from the deep well of Americana. Combining a keen sense of melody and lyrical wit, with medicine show sensibility, here is one of those rare performers who can keep an audience on the edge of its ears. No cover.

Eclipse Watch Party!

Date: 08/21/2017 - Time: 9:00 AM

Step right up! Come see the Eclipse at Casper's only distillery! Join us at one of Casper's most unique venues to celebrate this once in a lifetime solar spectacle. Enjoy unobstructed views of the eclipse followed by live music from New York based singer-songwriter Inda Eaton, a local favorite with Wyoming roots (http://indaeaton.com/).
Ticket includes:
-Admission to the distillery and to our outdoor area that will be reserved for ticket holders only
-Lunch from Caputa's Catering food truck. Multiple options will be available.
-One Specialty Eclipse Festival cocktail
-Eclipse viewing glasses
-Breakfast add-on ($10) available for ultimate convenience, allowing you to avoid traffic and crowds.

If your ideal eclipse experience includes exceptional cocktails featuring locally made spirits, local food, great music, and a smaller crowd, don't delay. Only 120 tickets to this event will be sold! 21+ only!

Sign up under the Visit Tab by clicking on the Book Your Visit Button. Cheers!

Eclipse Happy Hour Yoga

Date: 08/20/2017 - Time: 11:00 AM

Join us for an all levels, gentle yoga class in the distillery. Bring a mat. We have a few extra if you didn't pack yours. This $20 class includes your first post-yoga cocktail. Doors open at 10:45 am.

Pre-registration is required. Sign up is at the bottom of the Visit tab under the Book Your Visit button.

Extended Hours For Eclipse

Date: 08/16/2017 - Time: 12:00 PM

Welcome, Eclipse Chasers! We are open extended hours so please come join us!

Wednesday, August 16th 12pm - 9pm
Thursday, August 17th 12pm - 9pm
Friday, August 18th 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, August 19th 12pm - 9pm
Sunday, August 20th 12pm - 7pm
Monday, August 21st CLOSED for Watch Party
Tuesday, August 22nd 12pm - 9pm

Eclipse Festival Tours

Date: 08/16/2017 - Time: 12:00 PM

Join us for a look backstage at Backwards Distilling Company to learn about how we craft our award winning, grain-to-bottle spirits. We are pulling back the curtain so you can learn about our distilling process, our upcoming products, and our company story.

Dates run Wednesday August 16th to Tuesday August 22nd. No tours on Monday August 21st.

For more details and to sign up, click the Visit Tab then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the Book Your Visit button to make your reservation.

Foraging in Wyoming

Date: 07/22/2017 - Time: 8:00 AM

Join us as we partner with Wyoming Food For Thought for a guided hike on Muddy Mountain to identify, gather, and learn to use native edible plants! Afterwards, meet at their program center to use these ingredients in signature cocktails and everyday cooking.

Register for one or both!
$20 Guided Hike-Detailed Map and Plant Guides Provided
$35 Dinner
$55 for both

Register by going to this link now:

Coffee and Cocktails

Date: 06/25/2017 - Time: 12:00 PM

Join us for this ONE DAY ONLY local collaboration! We are partnering with The Pour House Coffee and Espresso Bar for SEVEN specialty coffee, kombucha, and tea cocktails. Follow @backwardsdistillingco and @thepourhousewy on Instagram for page takeovers and recipes so you can pick out your Sunday cocktail! Get in an hour early by joining us for Happy Hour Yoga! Cheers!

Clyde and the Milltailers with Derek Blake LIVE

Date: 05/21/2017 - Time: 3:00 PM

Clyde and the Milltailers are a Colorado based "Rag-Grass" group that is on tour promoting their new EP "Root" along with fellow Colorado Singer Songwriter Derek Blake Music. Join us for this concert! No cover.

A Flapper Murder Mystery

Date: 01/15/2017 - Time: 6:00 PM

Join Rotaract at Backwards Distilling Company for an interactive mingle murder mystery fundraiser. Heavy appetizers will be served and amazing spirits will be available for purchase from the bar. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple and all proceeds will go towards our new service project. Tickets may be purchased at bit.ly/flapper2016.

Tasting Room Talk - History of Gin

Date: 01/15/2017 - Time: 3:00 PM

From Mother's Milk to Mother's Ruin, Dutch Courage to Ladies Delight gin has been known by many colorful names throughout its long and storied history. Come hear these fascinating tales that were almost certainly left out of your history classes in school. Enjoy samples and sip on two gin cocktails while learning about one of our favorite spirits! Call (307) 472-1275 to reserve your spot. Class is $30 and space is very limited.

Cocktails 101: Gin Edition

Date: 01/08/2017 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join us for a special Cocktails 101: Gin Edition. In addition to all the helpful cocktail making instruction you can normally expect from our Cocktails 101 class, this class will cover the differences between our two gins, the Contortionist Gin, and our brand new Strongman Gin and how to use them in cocktails. If you are a gin fan, don't miss out on this exciting part of our Ginuary celebration. Class is $45 and includes a Backwards shaker set, two cocktails, and instruction. Call (307) 472-1275 now to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Christmas and New Years Hours

Date: 12/24/2016 - Time: 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 24 and Sunday December 25: Christmas Eve Hours: We will be open Christmas Eve from 12pm-4pm. Christmas Hours: We will be closed Sunday December 25th. 

Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1: New Years Eve Hours: We will be open from 12pm-9pm. New Years Day Hours: We will be closed Sunday January 1st. 

Gift Wrapping Pop-Up Shop

Date: 12/17/2016 - Time: 5:00 PM

Come enjoy an adult beverage while a worker elf wraps your holiday gifts! Prices will vary by size of gift. The elf will be here from 5-9pm.

This is Nothing New LIVE

Date: 12/10/2016 - Time: 4:00 PM

Come watch two Wyoming expats play an afternoon set at Backwards Distilling Company! No cover. 

Larasee County LIVE in the Tasting Room

Date: 11/04/2016 - Time: 7:00 PM

Larasee County with Zack Schommer are coming to the Tasting Room. Join us on Friday, November 4th from 7:00-8:30pm for a free show! Also, Larasee County looks to collect non-perishable food items at their performance in order to give back to local food banks. If interested, please bring what you feel necessary for donation.

Dylan Walshe LIVE in the Tasting Room 2-5PM

Date: 10/09/2016 - Time: 2:00 PM

Renowned Dubliner Dylan Walshe is an Irish Muddy Roots recording artist. Armed with his own blend of Celtic folk blues originals, he also sings traditional songs of the working classes & reinterprets a wide spectrum of songs in his own inimitable style. An ever growing name on the international circuit, Dylan is known for his robust guitar playing and warm unique vocal style, where songwriting is his craft & his lyrics are both insightful & poetic.

LIVE and FREE! Come grab a drink!

Jon E. Boothe Band LIVE in the Tasting Room 6-8PM

Date: 10/06/2016 - Time: 6:00 PM

Jon E. Boothe is a singer-songwriter/musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He began teaching himself the roots of music, and different styles of playing and continues to study many styles of music with a particular interest in 18th Century Spanish Music, Blues, Folk and Rock. He has performed in all types of venues, from restaurants and bars, to private functions, from art centers to auditoriums and theaters across the country.

Come join us for FREE live music in the Tasting Room!

Tasting Room Talk - Rum Class

Date: 09/25/2016 - Time: 3:00 PM

From pirates, to slavery and trade routes, colonial America to the British Royal Navy, rum's story is fascinating. Join Wyoming's only rum distillers in the Tasting Room for the History of Rum! The cost of this class is $20 and includes two delicious rum cocktails and an exclusive opportunity to sample some of our pre-release and experimental rum varieties. Pre-registration is required and a very limited number of spaces are available. Call 307-472-1275 to register.

Whippoorwill Live in the Tasting Room from 3-5pm

Date: 09/18/2016 - Time: 3:00 PM

With a palpable partner-in-crime chemistry, Staci Foster and Alysia Kraft (of the Patti Fiasco) write songs that are tough, but pretty. Sharing banjos, guitars, harmonicas and harmonies that blend and weave together so naturally that it's tough to tell who's singing what, Whippoorwill is a fresh new force in Americana. Both confessional writers from country backdrops, they're poets with the proper amount of twang. Their independently released debut consists of six, stick -to-your-heart songs with the poignancy to put them on a much bigger map. Kraft and Foster bear their souls on this defining debut. Country girls, travelers, troubadours, rebels. They're writing from experience and doing it with the right balance of grace and grit. Join us Sunday September 18th from 3-5pm. No cover!

Hawthorne Roots LIVE in the Tasting Room

Date: 08/17/2016 - Time: 6:00 PM

This group is making their Wyoming debut at Backwards! Come out to welcome this Montana soul group! No cover.

Eliza Rickman Live in the Tasting Room

Date: 07/28/2016 - Time: 7:30 PM

You won't want to miss this singer-songwriter! Eliza Rickman performs live in the Tasting Room. No cover

Kristen Ford Live in the Tasting Room

Date: 06/12/2016 - Time: 3:00 PM

Free concert! One-woman indie rock band out of Nashville....come join us!

Special Benefit Yoga

Date: 06/12/2016 - Time: 11:30 AM

We are canceling our Happy Hour Yoga this week in order to bring you a donation based class outside! Please join us for this special yoga class out at the Bart Rea Learning Circle along the Platte River Trail. Class will begin at 11:30 and ALL ages are welcome to join. Proceeds go to the local PFLAG chapter. Head out to Backwards after for a much deserved cocktail!

Cocktails 101 at The Liquor Store in Jackson Hole

Date: 03/31/2016 - Time: 12:00 AM

We are taking our Cocktails 101 class on the road! Stay tuned for details Jackson folks! We will be announcing the time of this event and the details as they are finalized! If you are looking for a fun Thursday evening activity definitely keep this one on your calendar!

Spirits Tasting at The Liquor Store in Jackson Hole

Date: 03/30/2016 - Time: 12:00 AM

Come try our spirits at TLS in Jackson! Stay tuned on our Facebook page for the time of this event.

Torrington Rotary Club Tasting Gala at 5:30-8pm

Date: 03/18/2016 - Time: 5:30 PM

Come see us in Torrington at the Goshen County Rendezvous Center to give our products a try and raise money for a great cause! There will be silent and live auctions, a reverse raffle, and food.

Live Music with John Statz at 6pm

Date: 03/09/2016 - Time: 6:00 PM

Come out for a live performance by John Statz from Colorado in partnership with the Roaming Buffalo Music Festival. He blends Americana and Folk styles into beautifully well written, original songs. Come grab a drink and hear some tunes. Music starts at 6pm. No cover.


Date: 01/14/2016 - Time: 5:00 PM

Please note that we will be CLOSING at 5pm on both Thursday January 14th and Friday January 15th for private parties. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your support!

New Year’s Eve

Date: 12/31/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Please note that we will be closed on New Year's Eve for a wedding in the company. Normal hours will resume on Friday, January 1st. Thank you for your support in 2015 and we can't wait to see you in 2016!

Holiday Hours

Date: 12/24/2015 - Time: 12:00 AM

We are offering extended hours in the days leading up to Christmas! Bring your friends and family who are visiting from out of town to enjoy a cocktail and stock up on last minute gifts or bottles for entertaining. We will also be offering one tour each of these nights at 6 pm. Call 307-472-1275 to reserve your spot.

Extended Hours:
Monday December 21st: 12pm-9pm
Tuesday December 22nd: 12pm-9pm
Wednesday December 23rd: 12pm-9pm
Thursday December 24th we will be open from 12pm-4pm
Friday December 25th we will be CLOSED.
Saturday December 26th normal hours will resume and we will be open from 12pm-9pm.

Please note that we will be closed on New Year's Eve so that all of our employees can attend a wedding in the company. Cheers!

Holiday Cocktails 101

Date: 12/20/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Learn the basics of home bartending and be the envy of everyone at your holiday gatherings this year! You will learn to use basic cocktail tools and techniques as well as a brief history of cocktails. Class is $45 and includes the two cocktails you will need and drink, instruction, and a take-home Backwards cocktail shaker set. Pre-payment is required. Call (307) 472-1275 to reserve your spot.

Backwards Birthday with Roma Ransom

Date: 12/04/2015 - Time: 5:00 PM

Come help us celebrate our birthday with a repeat performance by our very first band, Roma Ransom! No cover! Music starts at 5 pm.

Holiday Infusion 101

Date: 11/29/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join us in the Tasting Room for a special infusion class for the holidays. Learn how to make holiday themed infusions to give as gifts, show off to friends at holiday parties, or just to keep all to yourself. Class is $45 and pre-registration is required.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Date: 11/27/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Skip the Big Box retailers and the 4 am shopping sprees and relax with a cocktail instead. We will be celebrating small businesses all weekend so keep an eye out for more information on our Small Business Saturday event.


Date: 11/26/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

We will be closed Thursday, November 26th so that our employees can spend time with their families.

Sword Swallower Rum Launch Party!

Date: 11/21/2015 - Time: 12:00 PM

Join us Saturday the 21st from 12pm - 9 pm. Don you best beach wear and join us for an open house celebrating the release of our newest product, Sword Swallower Rum! The Tasting Room will be transformed into the Backwards Tiki Bar for the day. We will be featuring rum drinks galore, island themed munchies, prizes and giveaways, and more.

Holiday Infusion 101

Date: 11/15/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join us in the Tasting Room for a special infusion class for the holidays. Learn how to make holiday themed infusions to give as gifts, show off to friends at holiday parties, or just to keep all to yourself. Class is $45 and pre-registration is required.

Veteran’s Day

Date: 11/11/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

To show our appreciation for those who have served in the Armed Forces, Backwards is offering 1/2 off a cocktail and 10% off merchandise and bottles to veterans on Veteran's Day. Please bring your Military ID.

You Knew Me When

Date: 11/08/2015 - Time: 4:00 PM

YKMW is back! You Knew Me When, a duo originally from Nashville, is now on tour full time and they're playing the Tasting Room! You don't want to miss this one! Come out for some music, grab a cocktail, and get a copy of their new album "We Found Roads". Concert is 4-6pm. No cover.


Date: 10/09/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

The Tasting Room will be closed Friday-Sunday October 9th-11th for a family event. Happy Hour Yoga will be cancelled on Sunday the 11th. Please pass the word on to anyone you know who might be planning to come out. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Roaming Wyoming

Date: 10/01/2015 - Time: 6:00 PM

We will be offering samples of our products at this fundraiser benefiting Central Wyoming Hospice. We will be at the Parkway Plaza at 6 pm. They will be auctioning off experiences all around Casper, including one at the distillery. We were involved in this event last year and it was excellent. Tickets are available for purchase at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions or over the phone by calling (307) 577-4832.

Drinks and Inks

Date: 10/01/2015 - Time: 5:00 PM

Come see us at Scarlow's Gallery at 5pm during the Art Walk for this gallery opening. Prints and ceramics will be on display, we will be making cocktails, and the Cory McDaniel Duo with Jimmy Harper will be performing live music. Drinking vessels will be available for purchase and will include a Backwards signature cocktail.

Cocktails for Beginners

Date: 09/27/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

Join Amber in the Tasting Room for our first ever hands on cocktail tutorial. Want to make cocktails at home but aren't sure how to get started? This class will take you through the basics. We will cover the essential tools for your home bar and how to use them, the basic components of a cocktail, and a brief history of the evolution of the cocktail. The class is $45 and includes a Backwards shaker set (so you will have all the tools you need to get started) and the ingredients for the two cocktails you will learn how to make (and drink). Pre-registration is required. Call (307) 472-1275 to sign-up.

Special Benefit Happy Hour Yoga

Date: 09/27/2015 - Time: 11:00 AM

Join us for an all levels class in the distillery this week benefiting the NCSD #1 Homeless Student Fund. Proceeds from this week's class will go towards supporting Natrona's nearly 400 homeless students. This program helps the school district assist with enrollment, transportation, school supplies, etc. Bring a mat. This $15 class includes your first post-yoga cocktail. Many classes have been full so get here a little early to get your spot. Doors open at 10:45 am.

Tasting Room Talks: History of Vodka

Date: 09/20/2015 - Time: 3:00 PM

The history of spirits is fascinating and rich! Through the process of opening our distillery we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and are excited to share it with you. Join us for the first of many Tasting Room Talks, a series of sessions designed for those who want to know more about spirits. This month's feature will be "The History of Vodka". Come learn about the most popular spirit in America, how it is made, where it came from, how it got here, and much more.

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