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PRESCOTT, AZ. (June 3, 2024) – Prescott, Arizona, will soon be home to a new destination for spirits enthusiasts with the grand opening of Granite Mountain Distillery projected for July 2024.

Owned and led by Kenneth Knock, the venture began its journey in the winter of 2023, envisioned as a promising business opportunity ripe for expansion. Knock, serving as Owner & Managing Member, saw the potential of Granite Mountain Distillery as the sole distillery in Prescott, offering not only locally crafted spirits but also a unique experience for visitors and locals alike.


“I’ve always believed in the rich potential of my hometown of Prescott, and Granite Mountain Distillery is a testament to that belief,” said Knock. “We’re excited to bring something new and distinctive to our community.”


Joining Knock in the endeavor is General Manager Sheryl Currie, whose expertise in hospitality and management promises to enhance the distillery’s operations. Additionally, the role of Master Distiller is filled by Chris Currie, a 21-year force recon marine veteran, ensuring that the spirits produced at Granite Mountain Distillery are of the highest quality.

The distillery is housed in the former location of the Thumb Butte Distillery, but extensive renovations have transformed both the interior and equipment to create a fresh and inviting space for patrons.

Granite Mountain Distillery will feature a range of specialty drinks, including crafted prickly pear vodka, Sonoran Sage gin, lemon vodka, aged bourbons, and whiskeys to name a few. “We’re not just about making great spirits; we’re about crafting experiences,” said Sheryl Currie. “Each of our offerings is infused with the local flavor and spirit of Prescott.”


In addition to its lineup of spirits, Granite Mountain Distillery will also offer a merchandise store, providing branded hats, t-shirts, flight trays, glasses, and more for both locals and visitors. The distillery intends to incorporate locally sourced ingredients such as syrups, grenadine, and homegrown garnishes to enhance our cocktail flavors and support the community.

“We’re committed to sourcing our ingredients locally whenever possible,” said Knock. “It’s our way of giving back to the community that has been my home all my life.” They will also feature an off-site tasting room located at 125 N Cortez Street. The 900 square foot space provides a unique Arizona themed atmosphere where customers can sample the distillery’s special crafts and indulge in appetizing charcuterie boards. The tasting room will also feature a retail space, offering patrons the opportunity to purchase merchandise and take a piece of Granite Mountain Distillery home with them. “We want our customers to feel like they’re part of the Granite Mountain family,” said Chris Currie. “Our downtown tasting room is designed to be a place where people can come together, share stories, and enjoy exceptional spirits.”


Operational hours for customers at the distillery located at 400 N Washington Ave will be Thursday through Sunday, providing ample opportunity for guests to visit and enjoy the offerings of Granite Mountain Distillery. Furthermore, weekends will come alive with live music performances, adding to the ambiance, and providing entertainment for patrons. To make the most of Prescott’s summer days, the distillery will feature an outdoor area for patrons to enjoy. The Granite Mountain Distillery also plans to invite food trucks to cater to hungry appetites.

With its commitment to quality, local sourcing, community engagement, and entertainment, Granite Mountain Distillery is poised to become a staple in the Prescott area and beyond. “We’re thrilled to be opening our doors and welcoming everyone to Granite Mountain Distillery,” said Knock. “Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or new to the world of spirits, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.”

As the countdown to the grand opening continues, anticipation is building for the unveiling of this exciting new addition to Prescott’s cultural landscape. Granite Mountain Distillery promises to offer a unique and memorable experience for all who walk through its doors. Learn more at