In an ironic twist of fate, the building that once housed the seat of law and order is becoming the very thing that took some to face the judge
In an ironic twist of fate, a distillery will call the courthouse home. The Dodge City Courthouse and old city hall is being renovated to become Boot Hill Distillery.
Hays Kelman is a co-owner. He says whiskey will be the main attraction, but it takes a few years to age, so the business will also produce vodka, gin, white whiskey and red eye whiskey.
Kelman is partners with his father and Chris Holovach. They’ll be using grain from their farms in Haskell and Scott Counties.
Kelman says they want to keep everything as local as possible.
A fall opening is planned.