Family owned and operated, Backwards Distilling Company was founded in 2014 in Mills, Wyoming by the Pollock Family. Since then, we have expanded our distillery and opened our downtown Casper Tasting Room.



Gin is an amazing spirit due to the breadth of styles found in the category. In contemporary style, Contortionist Gin gives heavy attention to botanicals beyond juniper while still featuring it as a primary component. Its distinct citrus flavor brings new dimensions to delicious gin cocktails.

  • 45% ABV
  • Featuring: juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, grapefruit, cardamom, elderflower, vanilla, orris root, angelica root, licorice root
  • Distilled on a Vendome copper still with a custom botanical basket for greater botanical surface area
  • Fresh, hand-peeled citrus
  • Vacuum distilled at a cooler temperature to preserve the top notes of the more delicate botanicals
Tasting Notes
  • Nose: sweet floral, citrus zest, creamsicle, and white tea leaves
  • Taste: dried flowers and roots, sweetness, fresh citrus oil, background of juniper, and a perfume floral finish
How to Drink It
  • Citrus forward classic cocktails
  • Gin & Tonic with a citrusy twist
  • Lighter bodied drinks
Key Selling Points
  • Flexible in many types of cocktails
  • Great way to introduce non-gin drinkers to the category-accessible flavor profile
  • Vacuum distillation of fresh citrus maintains brightest citrus notes possible
  • 2015 Gold – Micro Liquor Awards
  • 2015 Gold – Micro Liquor Awards: Packaging
  • 2016 Silver – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Silver – New York International Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Bronze – American Distilling Institute
  • 2017 Bronze – American Distilling Institute: Packaging
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