Montgomery Distillery just opened in September, but it's already won some national attention. New York Magazine featured the Missoula business in its "Outstanding Drinks from All 50 States" round-up. The magazine chose to highlight the recipe for Montgomery's slightly tart and spicy Black Diamond, a cocktail combining vodka, honey simple syrup, muddled rosemary and fresh ground pepper.
A press release from Montgomery Distillery says the owners, Ryan and Jenny Montgomery, are honored to be the only distillery featured among the 50 states.
New York's other recommendations included the St. Germain-based, hazelnut-garnished Elderflower Cocktail mixed at Bismarck, N.D.'s Toasted Frog and the Yodelayheehoo, a Scotch-infused-cream-topped hot toddy, at Jackson Hole, Wyo.'s Handle Bar.
Click here for Montgomery Distillery's Black Diamond recipe.