Before Scott Yeates ’96 founded Mythology Distillery, he owned (and still owns) a real estate development company. But, during a ski trip with friends in Haines, Alaska, he was inspired to create and build a brand around the Colorado lifestyle, forged by the stories and experiences we share. His goal was for customers to create their own “mythology” with his spirits. Enter Mythology Distillery, launched to the public in 2018 and recently named “Best Colorado Distillery” by 5280 and Westword and more than 31 gold, double gold and silver medals from national competitions. With 12 employees and a production of over 50,000 bottles this year, Scott hopes to go national and expand in states such as California, Illinois and Texas next. Distilling is the company’s primary focus but it also hosts a cocktail bar in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, which 5280 rated “Best Cocktail Menu” last year. Scott also creates limited-edition spirits by partnering with local vendors like the Denver Botanic Gardens to grow botanicals to use in a specialty gin and Teakoe Tea to infuse vodka with its tea. Visit Mythology in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver to support our local businesses!