Michigan-raised, pure-bred handcrafted spirits.

A lot can happen around a campfire. For us, that’s how all this started—a challenge among friends, an ugly dog named Ruger and the desire to make something great. With that in mind and a lot of hard work, we started creating award-winning, handcrafted spirits.

Every adventure starts somewhere, make sure yours includes an Ugly Dog at your side.

Explore responsibly.

Distilling Process

Great care goes into everything we do. That’s why we handcraft everything from our spirits to our copper stills, which our founders hand hammered and welded themselves. This means our batches are very small and our quality is premium.

To ensure this quality and consistency, we are committed to supporting our local economy by using the finest raw materials Michigan has to offer. We are proud our Ugly Dog Vodka is made with Michigan Winter Wheat.

Inspired by an Ugly Dog Named Ruger

Every bottle we handcraft is adorned with Ruger, our purebred German Wirehaired Pointer, the whimsical inspiration behind our name. Just like our products, Ruger has some very distinct features and characteristics. He might even be where we get our love for the outdoors and adventure.


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Ugly Dog Rum Cocktail Recipes

Ugly Dog Rum

Ugly Dog Gin

Ugly Dog Rum

Ugly Dog Gin

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