Wichita’s 1st legal distillery
Wheat State Distilling is a Kansas artisan distillery producing premium spirits including vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and rum. Our Wheat Vodka is for sale now at the distillery and at Kansas liquor stores with our Gin and White Rum for sale later this spring. We currently are aging our Wheat Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey and Spiced Rum.
Master Distiller & Owner- David Bahre
David Bahre’s love and knowledge of grains and fine spirits combined into an obsession. After years of planning, he started building the distillery in January of 2013 and Wheat State Distilling officially opened in December of 2013.
David is a Wichita native and self-professed nerd. Following a family tradition in agriculture, he received his bachelor’s degree in Grain Science and Milling from Kansas State University and is working on his Masters in Agribusiness from KSU as well. Wheat State Distilling is a family owned and operated business. David’s wife, Kim, a Wichita native and KSU grad as well, works along with him. Their daughter, the inspiration for Bella Bahre’s Bourbon, is a frequent sight at the distillery in addition to great friends and family who help out when needed. Shiloh, the Great Dane better known as the Hooch Pooch can regularly be spotted lounging on the couch watching the hard work happen.
Wheat makes some of the best spirits in the world. With the best wheat in the world in Kansas, why are spirits not made here? David has set out to change this.
Wheat State Distilling’s goal is field to bottle distilling, tracing the ingredients we use from the FARM to the MILL to the STILL to the BOTTLE. You can track how your spirits were made with the hand written batch and bottle numbers on your label this web site. Learn more under Our Process.
Wheat State Distilling’s focus is premium, Hand-crafted spirits
made from local quality grains.