Established in 2009 by Joe and Amanda Pawelski, Overland Distillery is located in Loveland, Colorado, and gets its name from the nearby Overland Trail.  


A firm supporter of renewable energies and environmental efforts, Overland Distillery sources its high-quality ingredients from small, family-run, organic farms, many of which are just down the road.  In fact, the Pawelskis harvest, dry, and hand strip all wormwood themselves. Perhaps that is why tasters find Trinity Absinthe to be refreshingly smooth with a delicate bouquet of subtle flavors.  


Our recipes are true to tradition, combining several historical formulas with our eco-conscious, local efforts, to bring you the best tastes possible. In doing so, we at Overland Distillery are able to ensure quality spirits, made in the timeless tradition of a truly "green" fairy.


The Pawelski family also works with several talented artists and donates annually to programs in support of the arts and education, thereby helping to cultivate and grow a culturally aware and responsible future for our world community.

The Craft and the Art

Wood Wall Background Drying - Landscape

Grande Wormwood

Behind the Scenes

Joe, the ultimate distilling geek, began perfecting his craft in 1999, a decade ahead of most. Intrigued by the legends, and always one to be different, he decided to start making absinthe. Joe holds a Masters of Engineering in Thermal Fluids, the key to his creative yet uniquely scientific approach to craft distilling.


Amanda holds and maintains a degreed background in art and literature. In 2003, spurred by a sudden flash of creativity, Amanda developed a full campaign for her own completely imaginary brand of craft spirit. Of course, her friends thought she was joking when she hinted she would turn that brand into a reality.


Never ones to back down from a challenge, Amanda and Joe--an engagement, a marriage, and a cross-country move later--turned their combined expertise and enthusiasm into Overland Distillery. With endless spirit (a pun!) in their beings, there's no telling what the future may hold for this uniquely skilled and passionate duo!