In 2013, Whiskey Leatherworks began with friends brainstorming over a garage workbench, next to a keg of homebrew. Our intention then was the same as it is today. We wanted to create a leather goods company of high standards, made here in Montana. Wherever possible we wanted to use American-sourced materials. Our products needed to be rugged and refined, reflecting our love of the American West. These goods had to pair equally with a pheasant hunting trip and sipping whiskey at the local distillery. This was to be a company that brought together family and friends through the love of common values and appreciations.
We studied leather from several American tanneries to find quality that met our mission. Then, we handpicked a selection of leather from companies like Horween and Wicket & Craig. We next found a crazy-talented, metalsmith in Missoula named Nathan Kimpell. Nathan became the artist behind our hand-forged belt buckles in solid copper, bronze and stainless steel. These belts became the flagship product of Whiskey Leatherworks and remain our most popular-selling items today. We have recently turned the same level of attention to designing wallets, totes and other lifestyle accessories. In addition, we now have a line of private labelled products just for distilleries. Our standard of care and attention remains the same. We are steadfastly committed to functionality, durability and elegance in each piece that leaves our shop.
Our R & D process still involves input from friends and customers. This type of open-minded collaboration means a gentle evolution of product design. Whenever called for attachment points are adjusted and hardware settings are altered. It is important to us that our one-of-a-kind pieces are embedded with the voices of our community. With your help we will continue to create heirloom-quality goods that are lovely and strong. Thank you for taking the time to visit and welcome to Whiskey Leatherworks.
Missoula, Montana USA