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.



As the first Backwards spirit released into the world, Ringleader reflects the high-quality wheat we use in the mash by retaining enough of that flavor to be interesting while also being versatile in cocktails. We tasted many, many, many vodkas (darn) to determine the base ingredient we wanted to use. We discovered we liked the ones that had some flavor left to them versus ones that were very neutral.

  • 40% ABV
  • Made from scratch with 100% Winter Wheat
  • Fermented at a cool temperature for clean flavor production
  • Distilled in a copper Kothe pot column hybrid still
  • Gently carbon and chill filtered to polish the spirit while retaining the inherent characteristics of the base grain
Tasting Notes
  • Nose: fresh, bright, and soft with a subtle grain sweetness
  • Taste: round and mild with a rich mouthfeel and a long, sweet finish with notes of vanilla, nut, and buttery croissant
How to Drink It
  • On the rocks or in a martini with a twist
  • In any cocktail where you want the vodka to shine rather than be covered up
Key Selling Points
  • Wyoming’s first vodka
  • Made grain-to-glass on a custom German made copper still
  • Made from 100% Winter Wheat for a sweet and round character
  • 2015 Gold – New York International Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver – American Craft Spirits Association
  • 2015 Silver – Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Gold – Micro Liquor Awards
  • 2015 Gold – Micro Liquor Awards: Packaging
  • 2016 Gold – American Distilling Institute
  • 2016 Silver – The Fifty Best…Domestic Vodka
  • 2016 Bronze – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Bronze – New York International Spirits Competition
Featured Cocktail

The Midway