Beehive Distillery has launched their first refreshingly-smooth spirit labeled Jack Rabbit Gin. Already it’s seen success as Salt Lake restaurants and bars have raised their glasses to this new botanical-rich blend. The three long-time compadres behind beehive, aka the respectable booze-hounds, developed their appreciation for fine spirits in their world travels as they indulged in their foodie tendencies. It was a conversation at home, gathered round (take a guess)… some favorited spirits, where praising the success of local distilling brands and the rise of the good-standing cocktail culture in SLC, that the idea broke lips “We should make booze”.
The Woodsman is Ben Short, a former advertising man who became disillusioned with life in the city, and decided to make a drastic change to get back to a simpler way of living. The desire of individuals to live in the woods has been chronicled before in such films as Into the Wild and Jack, and when the opportunity to document Ben’s story came up we jumped at the chance. Ben is a scholar of QEST, a charity that fosters artists and crafters that follow traditional methods. We’ve worked with QEST before, documenting the refurbishment of the Buckingham Palace Summerhouse in 2013.