Spirits

We put Arizona in a bottle with our unique craft

spirits

Send us your questions: chris@threewellsdistilling.com


Where does the name (Three Wells) come from?

Well #3 on Three Wells Ct in Sahuarita, AZ.  Due to county zoning, the distillery could not be on the 4+ acres of land, so we truck the water in from Three Wells to make our products with. 


Where can I buy Three Wells?

This is such a common question that we have a page dedicated to "Where to Buy".


​What are your hours?

We are open for Cocktail hours every Friday from 4-7pm (except holidays) and impromptu tours. 

In town and can't make cocktail hours? Give us a call 520-205-1363 and we'll schedule a tour and tasting.

We also have many special events which are posted on our facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/threewellsdistilling/


Can I buy a used barrel?

The current waiting list is: 

Yellow Brick Coffee - Agave Barrel delivered

Green Feet Brewing - Agave Barrel delivered

Catalina Brewing Company - Sonora Gold barrel delivered

Iron John's Brewing

The Littlest Pub

Dillinger Brewing


Can you ship spirits?

In AZ a Series 18 Licensee may sell and deliver to consumers who order by telephone, mail, fax, catalogue or internet per A.R.S. §4-205.10(7). However, because we have to deliver, there will be added deliver charge so you're better off picking it up at a liquor store listed on our "Where to Buy" page.

As far as we know, we cannot ship to individuals in another state or country, however if your state/country allows shipping please let us know!


What is your DSP #? What is your Liquor License #

Federal DSP permit # AZ-S-20007 registry # DSP-AZ-20007 and AZ Craft Distiller Title 4 series 18 license 18103003.


How did you get started?

That is part of the Agave spirits story, and then the Sonora story. But there is more;


When the market crash of 2008 closed down Co-founder/Distiller Matt Montgomery’s prior business, it also inhibited his financial ability to buy the high end Tequilas he had come to love. Being a resourceful man, Matt decided to learn how to make his own. After many disappointing attempts and a week-long training with Artisan Craft Distilling Institute, finally drinkable spirits were made!

Knowing his wife Ken’te was no fan of his whiskeys, Matt set out to make something for her to enjoy. Ken’te has a love for prickly pear fruit and noticing their natural abundance, Matt crafted “Sonora Silver” for her.

Co-founder/Chemist and longtime friend of Matt’s, Chris Dudding took notice and Three Wells Distilling Co was born! Using Well Water from Well#3 on Chris’ property off of Three Wells Court in Sahuarita, AZ, Matt and Chris set out to create a line of spirits their customers can be proud of.

At Three Wells we only use ground water from Well#3 along with the finest AZ centric ingredients to craft our unique spirits and use the stills we hand built to create our premium, truly craft spirits!


When will you have it in [City you are in]?
For right now, we are in AZ statewide distribution with Hensley Beverage Company. 
The short answer is, as soon as we can, and YOU can HELP by following these 2 steps:

Step 1: ASK for THREE WELLS at your FAVORITE store, bar or restaurant (with a spirits license, some are beer/wine only). Heck, pre-order if they let you, a licensed retailer may ORDER it through our distributor HENSLEY.

Step 2: Email us (chris@threewellsdistilling.com and matt@threewellsdistilling.com) and let us know you want [Store Name] in [City] to sell Three Wells products. We’ll contact them and get it into a city near you.

The long answer is: Despite the belief that we (the producer) can buy shelf space in stores (like most other business can), due to US FEDERAL LAW (at least since the repeal of prohibition) there can be NO COSIGNMENT sales! This would include buying shelf space. The retailer (store, bar or restaurant) must BUY the alcoholic product; in most states based on a 3 tier system, from a distributor. The distributor must BUY the alcoholic product from the producer. This system in theory is meant to eliminate any extortion, coercion or other maleficent behavior; but what it does is causes the distributor to INVEST in the producer *instead of the producer investing in themselves*, and causes the retailer to INVEST in the producer *Again, instead of the producer investing in themselves*. This results in many cases, the retailer not wanting to pick up a new brand; compared to the big mass produced spirits (or other alcoholic beverage) they KNOW they will sale, because if it doesn’t sell, they lose their investment!  Now you may think, that after a distributor has picked up the product, and they are invested, they would want to sell to make their money back! And the higher-ups do! BUT their sales staff work off of VOLUME commission, and spending the TIME and EFFORT to get a retailer to INVEST does not make them as much money based on commission so there is a BIG disconnect. What this means is we (as the producer) cannot push where it is sold; there must be a PULL. We can help INFLUENCE, and you too can help INFLUNCE where it is sold by creating this PULL. What you can do is ASK for THREE WELLS products at your favorite store, and email us REQUESTING it be sold at your favorite store. Then we will visit your favorite store, with proof (in form of your REQUEST) that THEIR CUSTOMERS want our product. This will result in the store being COMPELLED to INVEST in THREE WELLS! You get our product, we get sales, and the retailer makes on average 35% mark up; yes, the distributor makes money while they did nothing more than a delivery service, a sad reality based upon the liquor laws. So to reiterate:

Step 1: ASK for THREE WELLS at your FAVORITE store, bar or restaurant (with a spirits license, some are beer/wine only). Heck, pre-order if they let you, a licensed retailer may ORDER it through our distributor HENSLEY.

Step 2: Email us (chris@threewellsdistilling.com and matt@threewellsdistilling.com) and let us know you want [Store Name] in [City] to sell Three Wells products. We WILL contact them and get it into a city near you.

Not a step: KNOW that YOU have our THANKS for providing the PULL to get our unique, locally made hand crafted SPIRITS that you can be proud of into YOUR CITY and always “Be proud of your Spirit!”

Thank you,
Chris Dudding, Co-founder of Three Wells Distilling Company.

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