By Dalton Carver
After four years and immeasurable gallons of vodka, rum, gin, tequila and whiskey crafted, Trail Town Still sang its swan song on the last day of 2015.
On its final evening, Dr. Joe Alaimo’s distillery was packed with Ouray County residents ready to bring on the New Year.
“This is actually quite busy for us on a Thursday night at this time,” said Alaimo, galloping back and forth behind the bar. “Historically, it’s me and the crickets between seven and nine.”
The distiller said that Trail Town usually saw the most parched people from four to six and again starting around 9 p.m.
The distillery has outlasted four restaurants since it opened, according to Alaimo.
He attributed good service and his own stubborn nature to the survival of Trail Town.
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