The American West and its characters of folklore have always evoked a sense of bravery, curiosity, and toughness. General Fremont was a tenacious explorer, famed general, and resilient businessman of the early western frontier.
Two centuries after Fremont, the region's first combined brewery and distillery was born - The Depot. Hence, we aspired to follow the example of this steadfast American hero: employing bravery, persistence, and unwavering work ethic in all endeavors. With that and with a hopeful eye toward the future, our distillers set out to create a Straight Bourbon, born of the American West.
All Nevada-grown grains are milled and mashed on the site of our century-old building for a spirit with our home state's soul. It was then double-distilled for a bourbon that rested well in American Oak for four years. The result is a sublime whiskey: notes of vanilla, oak, honey, and a touch of cinnamon spice.
The Depot won its first ever double gold medal for the Fromont Straight Bourbon Whiskey's exceptional representation of style from the 2022 San Francisco World Spirit's Competition (SFWSC). The double gold is the competition's most prestigious award for a first-time entry, indicates an outstanding product which earned top marks from all judges. The competition, which is the most influential spirits competition in the world, featured more that 5,000 entried from more than 40 countries.