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The Walter Collective


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The Walter Collective


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Our Mission


GRANDFATHER.

ARTIST.

BON VIVANT.

Our Mission


GRANDFATHER.

ARTIST.

BON VIVANT.


the walter collective is on a mission to DISCOVER what’s possible when we partner with forward-thinking distillers to create unique spirits — and TOP-SHELF bartenders make magic with THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR. IF YOU ENJOY WHAT WE DO, you’re part of OUR collective EFFORT.



GIN HAS BLOSSOMED.

Goodbye, juniper-bomb gins and watered-down Westerns. The Walter Collective Gin pays homage to tradition while offering a complex, smooth, citrus-and-spice experience that’s refreshingly new.

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VODKA WITH FLAVOR.

Unique grains and artful distillation give The Walter Collective Vodka a distinctively rich, creamy, nutty flavor and feel — a proper antidote to the odorless, tasteless spirit we’ve been sold for far too long.

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Hey Bartender


HEY BARTENDER, MAKE ME SOMETHING NEW.

Hey Bartender


HEY BARTENDER, MAKE ME SOMETHING NEW.

see what our spirits can do in highly capable hands.

 
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Walter Inspired


MEET THE WALTER WHO INSPIRED THE COLLECTIVE.

Walter Inspired


MEET THE WALTER WHO INSPIRED THE COLLECTIVE.


A DREAM REKINDLED.

Walter Bade was an aspiring artist, jazz aficionado and cocktail lover. He was also a hardworking young World War II vet with a family to feed. We’re proud to reimagine the artistic collaboration Walter yearned for but never quite realized.

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MATT MELAIK: THE NEW TRADITIONALIST.

Like his grandfather before him, The Walter Collective founder Matt Melaik is curious by nature. He wondered what’s possible when adventurous distillers and imaginative bartenders join forces to celebrate the art of craft distillation. And here we are.

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