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Adam Cunningham, Jason Payne, Mike Cunningham, and Alex Freed

April 6, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Cut Spike was incorporated in 2008 and hasn’t yet stopped growing. “We’re still small, but we’re growing,” says Jason Payne, co-owner and president. “Just a few years ago we only had 12 barrels in-house, now we have 150 barrels.” They also recently added two more whiskeys and launched distribution in both Colorado and Michigan.

What Payne describes as an “outward growth” is simply proof of Cut Spike’s popularity in the Omaha area and beyond. They do things a little differently at Cut Spike. “We’re proud to make 100 percent of our whiskey in-house,” says Payne. “We’re the only one doing that in Nebraska.” Their premium hand-crafted vodka, barrel aged rum, award-winning whiskey, and well-attended craft distillery tours make them a favorite in the area. 

Cut Spike’s mission is to deliver artisanal, handcrafted spirits. They may have started small, but their outward growth may prove to spread their impressive offerings far beyond what Cut Spike anticipated—because that’s what happens when a distillery puts great thought and focus into what they do.  

Cut Spike
11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, NE 68128

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Cut Spike Distillery

April 1, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Aged. Rich. Flavorful. Local. These words describe of Cut Spike Distillery’s offerings—and this year, the company is unveiling a new single-malt whiskey. According to owner Jason Payne, what makes it particularly unique is the traditionally Scottish copper stills in which it’s made, but it is truly rooted in the American-style bourbon category. Cut Spike also makes vodka described as “smooth, clean, and finishing with a hint of sweetness,” and rum that is “proofed from limestone-filtered spring water and aged in whole barrels.” It pours golden in color, is light in body, and full of complex caramel and vanilla flavors. Payne, along with Tyler Thompson, Alex Freed, and Mike and Adam Cunningham, have a mission to deliver artisanal, hand-crafted spirits—including the single malt whiskey which won double gold at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits competition—that take a lot of time and care to get just right.

Because they want you to have the perfect drink, whether it be for those special occasions, paired with dinner, or just for a night in.

11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, NE 68128

402.763.8868 • cutspike.com

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