1800 Wazee Street / Denver, Colorado

Tastemaker | Deviation Distillery


Welcome Deviation Distilling

In September, Dairy Block welcomed its newest tenant to our community: Deviation Distilling. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Cynthia and Bob Wiley, along with Bob’s childhood friend and Head Distiller, Dave Gade, this distillery now occupies a beautifully renovated space facing the Dairy Block Alley. From the beginning, their team has focused on the definition of craft, taking no shortcuts in the production of their distinct gin and whiskey expressions. In fact, they claim they make their spirits “the hard way”, distilling seasonal botanicals separately from the gin spirit base, hand-blending, hand-bottling, and even hand-numbering each batch.

Head Distiller, Dave Gade, has a background in culinary arts, making each gin expression a true chef-curated blend of flavors. We recommend trying their bright and aromatic Blood Orange Gin, distilled with fresh basil, black pepper, and juniper, or their Spice Trade Gin, which is aged in a rye whiskey barrel for 6-8 months and is only available at their Dairy Block tasting room.

Stop in for a round of cocktails and an assortment of lighter fare for snacking. Their menu features a seasonally rotating list of cocktails, charcuterie boards, burrata toast, and house-made pastries from their own Pastry Chef. With holidays fast approaching, ask about booking for private events, company parties, and more!


Michael Diaz De Leon



Chef Michael Diaz De Leon is the Chef de Cuisine at BRUTØ / BØH. Recently nominated in El Pollo Loco's "For Your Consideration" campaign to highlight Hispanic chefs for the James Beard Foundation, Michael crafts a seasonal tasting menu for their 15-seat chefs counter inside of Free Market.

bride wearing grace loves lace wedding gown in dairy block denver

Wedding Season

Our Dairy Block Alley is often the backdrop to beautiful photoshoots, like this one. Photography by @lindseyboluyt. Planning + Design by @paperforestdesign. Bridal gown from @grace_loves_lace. Hair by @kaib_co. Makeup by @bethwalker_ecobeauty. Florals by @petalsbypiper. Jewelry from @leighsanduskyjewelry. Model is @sydney___banks.

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Jewelry, Home, Clothing, & Vintage

Alchemy Works is a coastal-California inspired retail, gallery, and event space concept in Free Market, with other locations in the Arts District of Los Angeles, at Lido Marina in Newport Beach, California. Shop their seasonal collections to upgrade your fall wardrobe or make your home cozy for upcoming gatherings.

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Dairy Block is also home to Deviation Distilling, which makes culinary-inspired gins and specialty coffee whiskeys, and The Maven, a seven-story boutique hotel. After downing a few gin and tonics made with Deviation's mountain herb, spice trade, or citrus rosé gins, visitors can tuck in for the night in one of The Maven's 172 loft-style guest rooms.