Archetype Distillery Grand Opening

Archetype Grand Opening Feature Image - distillery and tasting room

Archetype Distillery is ready to showcase the transformation of a 102-year-old building into a visual piece of art and functional business space while also preserving some of its iconic history.  The now 2-story building houses an operating distillery and tasting room, as well as an event center and host gallery.  The modern design and equipment add elegance and sophistication to meetings, seminars, showings, demonstrations, receptions, galas, or any memorable events. 

“We wanted to renovate this building by looking back a hundred years in order to look forward to the next hundred years.” Wade Murphy – Owner and Developer.

Michael Chapyak is the President and Master Distiller of Archetype. His desire to perfect his craft has sent him throughout the world in search of techniques and skills that he has brought to bear on crafting Archangel Vodka and Archrival Gin. Building upon the knowledge of the rich tradition of distilling gained from working and learning from distillers in both the US and UK, Michael has used a mix of traditional still techniques and specialized laboratory equipment to create products simply not found anywhere else. Michael and his team are excited to share their expertise and products with the community.

“It’s not enough to just make good spirits, we want to elevate the whole experience.  We give a respectful nod to the traditional while using modern technology to make something truly special.” Michael Chapyak – President and Master Distiller.

Michael is joined by internationally awarded Master Mixologist and Sommelier of Wine, Spirits and Sake, Simon Nicolian.  As the Director of Mixology and Education, Simon leads the Archetype Tasting Room by personally curating the menu and smithing “signature tipples,” which range from truly classic vodka and gin cocktails to unique showcases of the distillery’s spirits utilizing molecular techniques, homemade distillates & aromatics, and from-scratch tonics.  Using the depth and breadth of his knowledge, Simon will also be hosting a number of classes focusing on both the composition and history of spirits and cocktails.

“As we always strive for the perfect expression of the spirit in every serve, we want to ensure each offering is a pleasure to the palate.” – Simon Nicolian, Director of Mixology and Education Archetype is delighted to announce a VIP preview on February 21st, 2018.  Guests will get a first-hand look at the distillery, premier event center, and tasting room.  They will be experiencing some of Archetype Distillery’s signature cocktails made with Archangel Vodka and Archrival Gin.

Saturday, February 24th, 2018, Archetype will be have its Grand Opening.  Doors will be open to the public at 4:30pm at 119 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80209.  We encourage everyone to come and view the distillery, premier event center, and tasting room, and experience signature cocktails with Archangel Vodka and Archrival Gin.

“Our goal is to raise Denver’s spirits one drink at a time.” Michael Chapyak – President and Master Distiller.