About Boathouse Distillery

We like adventure, good whiskey and the great outdoors!
The Boathouse Distillery is located in beautiful Salida, Colorado. You can call us at 719-221-3307 or email us at jmallett541@gmail.com.  The Boathouse was founded by Jerry Mallett, president and CEO. Partners are Estes Banks and Joan Holt.

About Jerry:

  • Jerry is a fourth-generation Colorado native and a lifelong aficionado of fine whiskey.
  • Chaffee County Commissioner in 2002.
  • A lifetime and lifelong dedication to the preservation of the environment, rivers and wildlife.
  • In the 1970s served as the Western Field Rep. for the Wilderness Society.
  • Worked with the National Forest Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.
  • Led the effort to form American Rivers Conservation Council, the first major national organization focused solely on the protection and management of the nation’s free flowing rivers.
  • Founder, American Wildlands, dedicated to protect rivers, wetlands and establishing wildlife corridors throughout the Northern Rocky Mountain regions.
  • Executive Director, Western River Guides Assoc., developed the standards for professional outfitters, public safety and protection of Western rivers.
  • President and founder of Adventure Travel Society and Adventure Travel Trade Association. Jerry organized the annual World Congress on Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, a premier international industry event that brought together world leaders and experts in tourism and conservation.

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