Western North Carolina becomes home to many who are caught by the wonders and beauty of our mountains and terrain. The well-known, “the mountains are calling, and I must go,” is all too real. As true natives of the area, the Howard family have raised generations in WNC. In 2012, they decided to start what was to become Asheville’s first proper distillery to distill gin and rum since prohibition. With careful planning, research & development, and a burning desire to see Asheville become not just a beer mecca, but a craft beverage mecca, a distillery that would beckon curious drinkers far and wide was born.
From grain to garnish, Cultivated Cocktails takes you from the distillation process through cocktail creation.
Our family owned distillery began as an opportunity for a father and son to bond over their mutual love of science and appreciation for the art of distilling. With their own deep roots in the area, the Howard family decided to start what was to become Asheville’s first proper distillery to distill gin and rum since prohibition. Since launching as H&H Distillery in 2012, we have now grown into a full scale operation, renamed Cultivated Cocktails. Over the years the vision has expanded to share a new way to enjoy the distillery experience. From grain to garnish, Cultivated Cocktails takes you from the distillation process all the way to the cocktail creation. Blending craft mixers with our quality spirits, creating the recipes, and passing along the perfect way for you to continue your Cultivated experience at home. Today, our family operation includes two locations: our original distillery and a boutique bar and cocktail supply store. We have distribution in 28 states across the US, with plans to extend that even farther.