OUR STORY

& ABOUT

On a ski trip in the Alaskan backcountry, three close friends capped off each day drinking whiskey and cocktails at a local craft distillery while meeting new friends and sharing stories about their wild adventure.

Getting off a helicopter surrounded by sheer drop-offs with one steep & deep line down makes for a thrilling story. Sharing stories of those runs and drinking whiskey went hand-in-hand each night, and the duality of enjoying whiskey with friends while sharing experiences created the inspiration to start Mythology Distillery.

On a ski trip in the Alaskan backcountry, three close friends capped off each day drinking whiskey and cocktails at a local craft distillery while meeting new friends and sharing stories about their wild adventure.

Getting off a helicopter surrounded by sheer drop-offs with one steep & deep line down makes for a thrilling story. Sharing stories of those runs and drinking whiskey went hand-in-hand each night, and the duality of enjoying whiskey with friends while sharing experiences created the inspiration to start Mythology Distillery.

Founded by three Colorado natives that seek out experiences through travel and adventure, we love to share and hear stories from others. Our philosophy is that we each form our own Mythology through travel, connecting with others and our experiences. It’s based on this that we named the distillery Mythology.

Inspired by the Alaska trip, Scott Yeates returned with a passion to start Mythology Distillery as a brand that invokes conversation and brings community together. Leveraging years of experience that our production team gained from other successful distilleries, our team has developed a portfolio of products that have won more than 50 awards in 2 years, including best in class, double golds and gold medals.

Started as a passion and brought to reality by hard work we have built Mythology, named Colorado’s Top Distillery consecutively and our spirits have won more than 50 domestic and international awards.

We welcome you to the Mythology community and hope our spirits will compliment some of your best experiences!

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ENVIRONMENTAL

SUSTAINABILITY

We care about our planet.

We source ingredients locally and as Coloradans that value our backyard playground, we have implemented sustainable manufacturing processes to do our part in preserving our planet.

Those processes include a closed loop gas boiler system that pumps condensate back to the heat source for reuse, a closed loop chiller that recirculates chilled water, water conservation measures that save up to 500 gallons per batch, repurposing our spent grain for cattle feed, utilizing recycled glass and paper products for packaging, composting or recycling 90% of all waste at the production and bar facility as well as many additional measures.

MYTHOLOGY

TEAM

Scott Yeates - Mythology Distillery Founder and President
Founder & President

Scott Yeates

Scott Coburn - Mythology Distillery Head Distillery
Head Distiller

Scott Coburn

Jeff Johnson - Denver Sales Manager
Colorado Sales Manager

Jeff Johnson

Phil Pleckham
Tasting Room Manager

Phil Pleckham

Emily Clark
Montana Brand Ambassador

Emily Clark

Front Range Sales Representative

Chip Dziedzic

Victoria Moran
Colorado Springs Sales Representative

Victoria Moran

Sales & Distillery Associate

Tim Gan

Hawley Young
Community Outreach Coordinator

Hawley Young

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Katy Clark

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Michelle Sarah

Dylan Lopez
Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Dylan Lopez

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Josh Bernstein

Founder & President

Scott Yeates

Scott Yeates founded Mythology Distillery based on a combined passion of spirits, manufacturing and bringing people together. Inspired while on a backcountry ski trip in Haines, AK, Scott identified an opportunity to create a high quality spirits brand synonymous with creating and sharing experiences. Scott is President of Mythology Distillery and oversees the vision, growth and branding for the company while contributing to the spirits production.

Scott founded and is President of SW Development Group, an affordable housing development firm that has developed more than 600 units of workforce housing units in Colorado. Prior to SW Development, Scott developed  multiple ground up market-rate multifamily and commercial developments.

Scott, his wife Lauren and dogs Telle & Whiskey live in Steamboat Springs, CO where he is an active mountain biker and skier.

Spirit of Choice:
“Aside from Mythology, I find a new Colorado spirit to enjoy each month”

Cocktail of Choice:
“A Gin and Tonic”

Head Distiller

Scott Coburn

As Head Distiller of Mythology, Scott Coburn is the leader of our team in managing the production of craft spirits. Scott’s combined distillation experience and passion for sensory analysis results in providing our customers with an exceptional spirit. Scott joined Mythology in part to push creative boundaries and we’re very excited to see what small-batch special releases he dreams up.

Scott’s background in chemistry and mathematics led him to a career as a distiller for High West Distillery and most recently managing their production. While at High West, his efforts contributed to the company being named Distiller of the Year and receiving multiple gold medals for their bourbon and rye whiskey.

A native to Park City, Scott stays true to the mountains and is an avid rock climber, skier and recently started running in ultra-marathons.

Spirit of Choice:
“I like any good Islay scotch.”

Cocktail of Choice:
“When the mood strikes, I prefer to drink a New York Sour.”

Colorado Sales Manager

Jeff Johnson

With a passion for all things beverage related, Jeff Johnson brings over seven years of beverage sales, brand building, and account management experience in the Denver Metro market. What started out a passion for wine and wine making quickly turned into a passion for craft beer and then again into craft spirits. What drives Jeff to brands is their unique stories and processes and the passion put behind them to make them great.

Prior to Mythology, Jeff was the Market Manager for Great Divide Brewing Company, an industry leader in the CO craft beer community.

A St Louis native, Jeff enjoys St Louis Cardinals baseball, and is an avid snowboarder, hiker, climber, and music lover. While not working to provide Colorado with some of the best spirits the state has to offer, Jeff can be found getting into the backcountry with his wife Allison and dogs Lady and Georgie, putting up a hammock, drink in hand, and staying there for as long as possible.

Spirit of Choice:
“Rye Whiskey”

Cocktail of Choice:
“Multiple Sazeracs” 

Tasting Room Manager

Phil Pleckham

Phil moved to Colorado in 2014 and became fully immersed in the Colorado music scene: teaching marching band and playing everything from jazz to funk rock. He joined the Mythology team in 2020 to expand his expertise in craft cocktails and learn about the distilling process for gin and whiskey. His enthusiasm for the brand grew and landed him the role of Tasting Room Manager. While not engaging with customers at Mythology or giving tours of the distillery, Phil can be found playing live shows as the drummer for Float Like a Buffalo, a Denver-based high-energy Funk Rock band.
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Favorite cocktail to make:

Sazerac

Favorite cocktail to drink:

Gin Fizz

Best part of Colorado:

Mountains and Music

 

Montana Brand Ambassador

Emily Clark

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Emily’s heart always called her to the mountains of Montana. A lifelong lover of music, Emily started an all-women’s production company specializing in kids-geared music festivals upon her arrival in Whitefish, Montana.

In a stroke of great luck, Emily opened for members of the String Cheese Incident and was pulled to Denver, CO and performed at Red Rocks, The Gorge, Fillmore as well as Mythology Distillery.

Emily’s performance at Mythology led her to become a bartender and brand ambassador for the company. Emily hit the road in 2020 while the Mythology bar was closed to test the market and see if she could expand Mythology’s footprint to her “forever home” in Montana. She was wildly successful in promoting Mythology, returned back to Denver to convince the team and is now our Montana brand ambassador based in Whitefish, MT.

Emily blends her passion for music, the outdoors, people, and mixology while representing Mythology and selling our spirits in MT.

Spirit of Choice:
“Tequila”

Cocktail of Choice:
“Violet Beauregarde”

Front Range Sales Representative

Chip Dziedzic

After 20 plus years in the service industry, just about the only thing Chip has done longer is play music and push a skateboard around. He’s held just about every role in hospitality you can imagine from bartender to restaurant owner all while touring the globe.

Previous to Mythology he was a territory sales manager for Ratio beerworks and helped with their rapid growth over the last 3 plus years. Outside of mythology You’ll find Chip all around Denver usually pushing a skateboard, peddling a bike and rooting for the Broncos with his dog Joe!

Favorite Drink:
“Sazerac with Rye”

Person to have whiskey with:
“Joe strummer (clash) because he’s almost entirely responsible for who I am today”

Colorado Springs Sales Representative

Victoria Moran

Victoria was born in California and raised an AirForce brat, moving across the country including to Colorado Springs. She moved back to the Springs in 2015 because she loves everything about this community. After starting at the Broadmoor, she started bartending and has followed her passion and love for the profession to grow in the industry. While not selling Mythology, Victoria is behind the bar at The Rabbit Hole crafting some amazing cocktails.

While not behind the bar or connecting with our customers, Victoria is likely camping or snowboarding. And in her words, “one of the best things about Colorado and mountain towns, are the seemingly endless possibilities for breweries and distilleries; which I clearly have an affinity towards!”

My Favorite cocktail to make:

A Ramos Gin Fizz

Sales & Distillery Associate

Tim Gan

As a lifelong musician, Tim was drawn to Denver because of its thriving live music scene and his love for the mountains. Tim was introduced to Mythology Distillery as a bartender at Steamboat’s Winter Wondergrass festival as Mythology was the Whiskey sponsor. Tim’s role at Mythology spans from helping with production and blending operations to acting as our sales associate along the Front Range. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Tim with his dog Riley finding adventure in the mountains or seeing his favorite bands at one of Colorado’s beautiful outdoor venues.

Favorite Spirit:
“Whiskey”

Favorite Festival Cocktail:
“A whiskey lemonade to beat the heat at High Sierra Music Festival”

Favorite Festival worked:
“Bartending the main stage at Winter Wondergrass in Steamboat Springs. I was able to enjoy some of my favorite bands while working and it is where I discovered Mythology!”

Community Outreach Coordinator

Hawley Young

Hawley moved to Denver from Nashville, Tennessee to hone her skills as a marketing, branding, and events coordinator. She was raised in DFW, but moved to Nashville to get a degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Philosophy from Belmont University. After graduating from college a year early, she got a job as a Tour Guide at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery and worked there for almost two years while learning how to properly enjoy, taste, and mix craft spirits. When looking to make the move to Colorado, she decided staying in the liquor business was just too tempting to pass up. She chose to work for Mythology primarily because of their commitment to their community and the environment, but their delicious spirits didn’t hurt either. She is a photographer, graphic artist, and community outreach partner all in one. In her free time, she owns her own artisan stained glass business and plays the bass guitar in a punk rock band. She also loves being in the mountains and is beyond excited for all of the hiking, camping, and outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer.

Favorite cocktail:

Vieux Carré or a Sazerac

Person I would want to get a drink with:

Betty White. There’s no way I’d have a bad time drinking with Betty White.

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Katy Clark

Raised in a small town outside of Madison, WI, Katy Clark is a down to earth, fun-loving soul. She recently finished her communications degree while traveling west and spending time outside. In Madison Katy worked at a small Farm to Table restaurant and fell in love with creating craft cocktails and the permutations that mixology entails. She has landed in Denver and at Mythology to further that creativity and serve you something special!

Favorite cocktail to make:
Dirty Martini
Best part of living in Colorado:
The sunshine! 🙂
Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Michelle Sarah

Born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Guyana, South America, Michelle Sarah has worldly roots, only calling the United States home since her teenage years. Since moving to Colorado in 2017, Michelle has firmly cemented herself in Denver’s music scene as a powerhouse singer/songwriter. Signed to Color Red Records, she also leads her own seven-piece funk/soul band. In 2019, she recorded an original album, Truth, with Grammy Award-winning producers and musicians, and songs from the forthcoming album are available on streaming platforms now.

Introduced to Mythology Distillery by our very own Emily Clark, Michelle joins our team with a decade of experience, both behind the bar and in management. When she’s not sharing Mythology spirits or working on music, Michelle has a deep love for boating, travel adventures, her family, and spending time with her French Bulldog named Tequila.

Spirit of choice:

Tequila

Drink of choice:

Tequila, soda, and lime, or a spicy margarita

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Dylan Lopez

Dylan is a craft bartender that has worked with various leaders in the Colorado food and beverage industry over the last several years. Prior to joining the Mythology team, he was a member of the Death & Co Denver bar team and behind the stick at Grand Junction’s Bin 707 Restaurant. He has always been fascinated by the finer aspects of distilling spirits, especially those that are unique and make for a quality cocktail, so naturally the offerings at Mythology lured him right in. He enjoys the finer things in life: good gin, amari, agave spirits, punk rock and weightlifting.

Favorite cocktail to make:

Anything shaken!

Favorite cocktail to drink:

Naked and Famous, or a good daiquiri cut with Batavia Arrack.

Person you’d most like to grab a drink with:

Paul Rudd. That guy is really chill.

 

Bartender & Brand Ambassador

Josh Bernstein

Josh moved to Colorado in 2015 from New York City after working at some of Manhattan’s most prestigious hotels and lounges, as well as some of its seediest dive bars. He has a deep passion for cocktails and believes that mixology is an art form that can positively work to bring people together.

Josh is also a published writer of short fiction and poetry and spends most of his free time trying to compose the perfect sentence. Working for nearly two decades in the industry has afforded him the chance to meet so many wonderful and exciting people from all over this country and the world. He loves to converse and make people laugh and he tries his hardest to put people at ease.

Favorite cocktails:

Favorite to drink is an Old Fashioned and favorites to make are a Sazerac or Manhattan

Who would you most like to have a drink with:

Ernest Hemingway or Charles Bukowski, because picking their brains would be fascinating.

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