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Desert Diamond Distillery Tours Tastings & Cocktails

Address
4875 North Olympic Drive

Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone
928.757.7611
Website
Official Website
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Category
Activity, Tour
Route Length
8 miles (13 km) from downtown Kingman.
Time to Allow
15 minute drive, 30 minute tour and tasting at the bar; 35-40 minutes for Lunch in Historic Traincar #30, *We are along old historic Rt 66 on the way to Seligman just 4 minutes from highway 66!

Description

A diamond in the desert, Desert Diamond Distillery is a real working Distillery. 100% family owned and operated, D3 is located just off scenic Highway 66 at the Kingman Airport. The Distillery is just four miles from I-40, easy to get to for travelers and sightseers alike. The Distillery is one of a few in the state that is open to the public, and has the privilege of having a retail outlet with a famous tasting bar that was rescued from a famous French restaurant on the old Las Vegas strip. This bar was known to be a favorite place of the Rat Pack, and many others of that era back in the day.  All four rums and a vodka are craft certified by the American Distiling Institute (ADI).  That means that all are fermented and distilled 100% by us in Kingman, AZ.  Delicious cocktails include an agave rum margarita (100% made in the USA), mohito's, martini's and others.

For a sampling of D3, check out the blog A Tasting of Kingman's Craft Desert Diamond Distillery at Passportsandcocktails.com.

We invite you to tour a working Distillery. We make four types of rum, a vodka, and now two whiskey's.  Included is a delicious clear White Rum, our award winning Dark Rum, and our customer favorite, the Agave Rum, as well as our consistent Medal winner the Barrel Reserve Rum (a 3 year and a 5 year).  We also make very smooth sugar can based Vodka!  Our whiskey's are the newest addition (2019) and our 7 year wheat whiskey is already winning awards!  Our clear corn whiskey is the baby of the bunch, released in October of 2019.
You will see our production area, our barrel area and warehouse, as well as our retail area, which has many varied and logo'd gifts that are made in Arizona.   

Spirits:

Gold Miner White Rum:  Signature rum with a full bouquet of vanillas, finishing slightly sweet and definitely smooth.  Great for mixing your favorite drink, cooking and making desserts, or just sitting back and having a relaxing drink on the rocks. Recipient of the 2011 SIP (Spirits International Prestige) Awards Bronze Medal.

Gold Miner Dark Rum:  Signature White Rum aged with white American oak and French oak. This rum’s inherent simplicity and subtle flavors distinguish it from other rums, earning it a 2010 Ministry of Rum Bronze Medal and 2011 SIP Awards Platinum Medal.

Gold Miner Agave Rum:  Award-winning Gold Miner Dark Rum with delicate hints of Agave for an after-dinner sipping rum.  Recipient of the 2011 SIP Awards Silver Medal.

Gold Miner Barrel Reserve Rum:  First bottled in February of 2012, this unique taste garnered a GOLD medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March of 2012.  The aroma is sweet and spicy. The taste is smooth and well developed, with hints of spice, licorice and a background of oak aged vanillas. It finishes smooth, yet firm with a full bodied taste that rum drinkers look for.  Each bottle is labelled with the barrel number and the bottle number. 

Gold Miner Vodka:  Rum is further refined to a vodka with the smoothest flavor possible. Hard-core Vodka connoisseurs have a look of concentration on their faces when they taste this Vodka, which has a very clean and smooth taste. Recipient of the 2011 SIP Awards Silver Medal.

Gold Miner 7 Year Wheat Whiskey:
Fermented, Distilled, Aged and Bottled under the D3 roof, this special Whiskey is the oldest whiskey to be released in Arizona.  This is a 100% wheat whiskey, similar to Canadian whiskey's - yet with that AZ twist due to the micro-climates here that age our barrels like none other around the world.  Gold Medal - LA Spirit Competition - 2019.
Gold Miner Corn Whiskey: 
"White - off the still" - by popular demand! Fermented, Distilled and Bottled under the D3 roof, this deliciously tasty whiskey is by popular demand.  Originally made to "just age in the barrel", somehow a sample made it's way to the bar, and the rest is history.

 

Details

Category
Activity, Tour
Price Details
Tastings include shot glass and about 1.5 ounces of alcohol total - “Sharing is Caring” “All-In flight” - $10 - four rums and a vodka taste which includes our 3 Year Single Barrel. VIP Tasting - $15 – includes our 7 year Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey (2019 GOLD), our 5 Year Single Barrel Rum (aged in new wood) (Bronze Medal – London International 2019) - and lastly, one of our competitors Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey – made in AZ of course. Chocolate Tasting - $10 – includes 5 delicious hand-made chocolates by our local Chocolate lady Marla.
Activities
5L Barrel Program: Participate in blending your own barrel of special barrel reserve Rum. Purchase a 5 liter barrel program for the Christmas Holidays. Schedule with us to come in and process the rum (or whiskey) into your barrel. Schedule again in six to twelve months to come in and bottle the special barrel reserve spirit that you have made. It is then delivered to the retail room for pick up by the owner of the program. The barrel is included for you to either take home, or refill and take part in the program again. $400 to fill a barrel of rum and leave it to age in our barrel room. $500 to fill a barrel of whiskey and leave it to age in our barrel room. Barrel Dinners: Four course sit down dinners with entertainment. Celebrate a new barrel coming out of the barrel room with us, sign up online at our website for the newsletter. Invitations go out from there. BBQs - Celebrate with us in the Spring for all kinds of special reasons! Mothers Day BBQ! Paired Cigar Night Dinners: no need to elaborate, but a four course dinner with entertainment, AND cigars AND rum!? Tickets are available with and without cigars! Rent our facility & traincar #30 for Weddings, and other special events. Contact Deborah at the distillery. Sign up for newsletter online www.desertdiamonddistillery.com. Additional Details Barrels are required to age for 9-12 months and we set an appointment with you so you can come to the distillery and we will help you bottle it! A fun interactive experience, and the product is outstanding! Youngs Market is our distributor. If you are a restaurant, retail outlet, or resort, please ask your Youngs rep to look up "GOLD MINER SPIRITS". Thank you!
Additional Details
COMING SOON – Brandy XO in the Spring of 2020; TEN YEAR RUM Spring 2020! Sign up for our newsletter to be invited to our dinners & special events! Season 2020 Fourth Quarter: You can usually find D3 all over the state of AZ at special events. If you want us at YOUR special event, give us a call. We need a two month lead time due to extra licensing for distilleries, but we are treated like a craft winery, and can set up a tent at your special event. We love to do the longer two or three day events if the calendar is clear. 2021 Spring: Again, we hope to be all over the state of AZ at special events. Summer 2021: Workshop for 5L "Make It and Age It" programs will be available June, July and August. One date only; TBA. Cost for the Workshop is $500 for one person (one barrel) or $625 for a couple (one barrel). Limit is 8 per workshop. Note: Due to response of officials regarding Covid, many festivals and special events have already been cancelled in the Fall of 2020. Please access our products at our website, www.desertdiamonddistillery.com. We are now shipping products to AZ & CA addresses, including the closest Fed-ex store near you. This is very convenient for those visiting from out of state and don’t have time to travel to us, and have no access to a festival during this time.

Details

Route Length
8 miles (13 km) from downtown Kingman.
Time to Allow
15 minute drive, 30 minute tour and tasting at the bar; 35-40 minutes for Lunch in Historic Traincar #30, *We are along old historic Rt 66 on the way to Seligman just 4 minutes from highway 66!
Time Note
The behind the Scenes Industry Craft Distilling Tour averages 15-20 minutes, but can be longer or shorter depending on the group. Let your tour guide know if you are in a hurry! Tastings at the Bar average 5-15 minutes. Lunch averages 30 minutes.
Price

Distillery Tours - $7 per person. Free for 17 and under.

NEW – HISTORIC TRAINCAR #30 Now Open for Lunch!  Panini’s served in “The Lost Railcar Kitchen”  Appetisers also available.  Average price for lunch is $15.

Points of Interest
Import Corner - Shopping. Located in the Airport on Government Way. Kingman Airport Cafe - Breakfast and Lunch. Located in the Airport at the Tower. Wineries - another 15 minutes on highway 66 towards Peach Springs. Breweries - 8 miled - downtown Kingman. Alpaca Farm (tours and shopping) - about 15-20 minutes. The Hualapai Mountain Resort (mountains). - about 20 minutes. Serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Hualapai Park - about 20 minutes. Hiking. Scenic. Photography. Grand Canyon Caverns - 45 - 60 minutes. Many others - we are central.

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Go east out of Kingman on Historic Route 66 to Mohave Airport Drive (4 miles from I-40 at Airport) Turn right go straight to Olympic Drive. Turn right on Olympic down 1 block on the left.

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