Extracted from Little Toad Creek Distillery
The Silver Skate rink is reborn! Now, the brew house for Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, the historic building is returning to its roots distributing alcoholic beverages from its original shell as the Silver City Liquor Co. warehouse of the late 1940s. Equipment and production at the Inn & Tavern facility in Mimbres capped capacity at about 300 barrels of beer a year. Dahl-Bredine and Crosley are installing new equipment that will drastically expand production capability to almost 9,000 barrels of beer per year.
Among the many spirits Little Toad Creek produces is a straight whiskey aged in five-gallon oak barrels. The smaller barrel allows the whiskey to develop and achieve its flavor faster because of the smaller surface area of a 5 gallon barrel vs. a standard 50 gallon barrel. Little Toad will begin to age the whiskey in larger barrels when they transition to the new equipment. Their drafts and other spirits will still be produced without any gap in production. The best things in life, however, are always worth the wait.