"We have a passion for great libations and knew we could craft an amazing, locally-owned spirit."
Doesn't sound like a promising way to start a business, but Michael and Dana Hoey, did just that - created Red Fork Distillery. The husband and wife team enjoyed sharing an occasional drink at parties and events and thought they could give it a go. With a background in construction and promotional services, Mike and Dana had a unique combination of expertise in which to start a local distillery in 2015.
What they lacked in experience, they overcame with a passion to create a locally-crafted, delicious line of spirits. Red Fork Distillery is Oklahoma's first legal distillery since prohibition ended in 1933. The drive to make a better product was cultivated and harvested from the Hoey's hearts and family heritage centered in Buffalo, Oklahoma. A grain elevator still stands on the land that inspired the Hoey's to craft a rich, locally crafted, delicious spirit for their friends - new and old.