MEET THE DISTILLERS

Distillery 291 is a small batch whiskey distillery nestled in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Located in Colorado Springs, the distillery sits in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain and the majestic Pikes Peak which both serve as constant reminders of the founding vision of owner and distiller, Michael Myers, who aims to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of the Wild West — to make whiskey with the character of that unforgettable era. We produce award-winning Colorado Whiskey from grain to barrel to bottle. Recent accolades include, “Best American Rye,” from Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskies Awards.

OK, so we’re not superheroes.  We’re just a group of people who can’t stop tinkering, tasting, concocting, tasting and pushing ourselves to create the most inspired and impressive spirits imaginable. And we do it all the hard way – The right way, from the grain to the glass. We experiment.  We fail.  We get inspired and start experimenting again. There’s nothing particularly easy about it.  But we’ve found that hard work tends to pack the best punch, and easy always leaves a bad taste in our mouth.  So come on by our booth and experience our hands work and a true Colorado taste.

 

Oban is located on the west coast of Scotland and is one of the oldest active distilleries in Scotland, having been founded in 1794 by Hugh, John & James Stevenson. It is one of the few distilleries located in an urban environment, sitting in the centre of its namesake village, rather than the remote locations of most distilleries. Oban distillery sits on a cliff overlooking the village which has grown around it for over two centuries and, despite its relatively modest production capacity 670,000 litres, is at the heart of the local community. Oban is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Highland malt; its malty dry finish providing a perfect representation of the region’s taste profile.

The most popular Oban bottle is the 14 year old, which is the Highland representative in Diageo’s hugely popular Classic Malts series. In recent years Diageo have also released numerous special releases geared towards building a more prestigious perception of the brand. Most notably, there have been multiple ‘Distillers Edition’ expressions released from Oban. There was also a limited 32 year old bottling released in 2002, but this was limited to 6,000 bottles.

The story of the success and the road to greatness of Buchanan started in Glasgow, Scotland, where he worked as an office assistant, until 1884, and first stepped into the whisky business by creating his own blend and founding James Buchanan & Co. In 1885 James Buchanan won the call for tenders to become the only whisky supplier of the House of Commons, the Legislative Body of the British Parliament. In 1889 the Buchanan’s Blend won a gold medal at the Paris Centennial Exhibition. A man with noble principles, James Buchanan was one of the most recognized Scotch whisky pioneers and one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his time. His peers saw him as a man of unbreakable values. James Buchanan was the perfect Victorian gentleman and a worthy guardian of the whisky’s image.

 

THE UNTAMED SPIRIT OF ISLAY

Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world and has been named ‘World Whisky of the Year’ no less than 4 times out of the last 7 years…

 

In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the Distillery’s peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, he brought forth a pioneering single malt whisky wonderfully complex and exceptionally smooth. Ever since, we have pursued our craft with uncompromising dedication – endlessly creative in our quest for perfection. To this day, we honour the Distillery’s provenance in our award-winning single malt. Its pure, smooth spirit is distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, matured in the finest casks and perfected by The Men of Tain. And, in the hands of these select craftsmen, the guardians of our spirit, Glenmorangie will surely delight malt whisky lovers for generations to come.

 

In Dufftown we say “Rome was built on seven hills and Dufftown stands on seven stills.”

Constructed in 1897 — and the seventh of the distilleries — Glendullan sits on the bank of the River Dullen amongst the picturesque Convall Hills.

Glendullan’s onion-shaped stills produce a delicate spirit with a green apple profile. Most of our product is aged in American oak bourbon barrels, which impart sweetness and a rich nuttiness. A smaller portion of our single malt is aged in fruity European sherry casks.

Master of Malts Keith Law draws on 36 years of experience to blend the two whiskeys into The Singleton Glendullan.

Delicate. Light. Perfectly balanced. Drink it however you want. The Singleton Glendullan is a uniquely versatile single malt. It boasts fresh, complex flavors that will excite experienced imbibers and convert novice drinkers with their sheer deliciousness. Buy a bottle — 12 YO, 15 YO, or 18 YO — and make it yours.

 

Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region. Thus, Geo. A. Dickel & Co, was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.”

George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than the summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration knows as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

 

In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to visit Canada, arriving by boat and traveling the vast North American distance by train. Upon hearing the historic news, a Canadian spirits entrepreneur set out to craft a whisky suited for the Royal Couple – an exceptionally generous gift fit for royalty. With perfection on his mind, he meticulously trialed more than 600 blends before outfitting the final product in a cut-glass decanter and regal purple bag with gold stitching. The whisky he presented to the King and Queen was an exquisitely smooth blend of roughly fifty whiskies which became known, fittingly, as Crown Royal. The train carrying the monarchs was stocked with 10 cases of the royal blend and rumors of the unrivaled whisky fit for a King quickly spread. Crown Royal was released in the United States in the 1960s and has since become the top selling Canadian whisky. To this day, every drop of Crown Royal is crafted to meet the same uncompromising standards, making it, to many discerning palates, the finest whisky of all.

A tavern keeper in 1830s Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit was dedicated to a single goal: the creation of a bourbon unique in flavor. After experimenting with countless varieties, he finally came upon a bourbon with the character he had long sought after. One fateful day, while transporting his barrels of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened is still unknown, and his creation nearly disappeared into history along with him. To this day, Bulleit Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon’s character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: we wait until our bourbon is ready.

Mystic Mountain Distillery is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just outside the small town of Larkspur, Colorado. Not far from where the family business began nearly 150 years ago.

In the late 1800’s the historic town of Cripple Creek, Colorado attracted tens of thousands of gold-seekers to its hillsides in search of their fortunes. The Gold Rush is part of ripple Creek’s colorful history and so is our Moonshine. In the late 1870’s Rocky Mountain Sippin’ Hooch was born in the hills outside of Cripple Creek, CO. By the mid 1920’s our Sippin’ Hooch was well known as the best shine around.  The demand became so great that Grandpa Linneman souped up the engine in his old Model A Ford and became one of the first bootleggers of this legendary shine during the great depression.

Four generations later, we still make our premium spirits just as they were back then,  Handcrafted in small batches, distilled slowly at lower temperatures with Rocky Mountain “Sweet Water” that we get from our very own well, then filtered over and over again for unchallenged quality and a uniquely smooth taste. Our premium award winning spirits have been perfected over the years and our pride and passion shows in every bottle.

 

There is nothing in life as satisfying as a good conversation, especially one on the rocks. Welcome to Axe and the Oak. Carefully blended in Colorado Springs, Colorado by four friends this whiskey represents a bridge between the storied history of the spirit and the promise of new horizons. Our unique whiskey distilled from corn, malted rye, and barley is combined with a distinctive bourbon, aged in Kentucky, and pure Rocky Mountain water, creating a bold new direction in flavor. Axe and the Oak, an instant tradition since 2013. Sharing stories on drink at a time.

Founded in 2007, the Breckenridge Distillery is proudly the world’s highest distillery, resting at 9600 feet in elevation in the bustling ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado (USA). Nestled between peaks of the Continental Divide towering over 14,000 feet, their main supply of water trickles down from the higher slopes as melting snow, filtering through dolomite, limestone and quartz. This unique source creates a mineral-rich water for proofing all of our spirits, creating a clean and brilliant mouth feel along with a smooth finish. Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. The Breckenridge Bourbon is one of the most highly awarded craft bourbons, winning 2018 Icons of Whisky award for Brand Innovator of the Year, Best American Blend Whiskey in 2016 from the World Whiskies Awards and Bourbon of the Year in 2011 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

A TRADEMARK 10 YEAR OLD MALT WHISKY FOR THE MODERN DRINKER; SMOOTH SMOKY SHERRY SWEETNESS

Jura 10 Year Old. A whisky only Jura could make, born of our Island and still produced today in a bottle originally shaped to withstand the roughest of journeys from our home. Crafted in unusually tall stills, matured in the fresh sea air and American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in the finest aged Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain – it’s the perfect marriage of Highland and Island styles. EXPERT INFO A touch of peat brings a rich and rounded balance of subtle smoky notes with a sweet Sherry cask finish. COLOR: Copper gold NOSE: Aromas of fruit, cracked pepper and dark chocolate TASTE: Flavours of nectarines, ginger and freshly ground coffee CASK FINISH:  Jura 10 Year Old is matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels with an aged Oloroso Sherry cask finish.

A NEW SCOTCH WHISKY IN HONOUR OF SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON. “I wanted to capture the essence of Sir Ernest Shackleton within this whisky.” – Richard Paterson, Master Blender

Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky. Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies. TASTING NOTES: NOSE: Vanilla, Toffee apple, Cinnamon, Ginger TASTE: Dark sugar, Sweet dried fruits, Glazed pineappleFINISH: Hot mulled wine, Praline chocolate with a final whisper of bonfire smoke SUGGESTED SERVE: Serve a generous measure of Shackleton over a large rock of ice

Art of the Spirits Whiskey is the only whiskey brand in the world that showcases world renowned artists and models on their limited edition whiskey packages. All of their whiskey releases are solely on a limited-edition basis. Art of the Spirits Whiskey is a Colorado-based business that is accredited, licensed, and a locally owned and operated company. Founder Richard Paul is a native to Denver, Colorado. For years, Richard has put his knowledge, ingenuity, skill, and passion into developing the brand and has years of experience working with world renowned artists, Danial James and David Uhl in Golden, Colorado.

 

In 1839, Alexander Matheson searched for the perfect distillery location, but his criteria were not the same as others. Some had already chosen to build their distilleries in the Speyside valley, due to its established transport links and more hospitable climate. But Matheson was not swayed by creature comforts. His only concern was where he could find the best natural resources to make the finest whisky. So he settled on an isolated area on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, laid bare to the harsh winds of the North Sea. On this wild land Matheson started from scratch, building everything from warehouses to railways. Matheson forged his own path and by doing so ensured The Dalmore would always have its own unique character and taste.

 

Conventionally, whisky stills are uniform in shape and size. Luckily for whisky drinkers though, The Dalmore is never one to let convention stand in the way of making the best whisky possible. We believe the combination of different stills, of various sizes, produce a stronger and more complex character. So even though their irregular shapes mean that the distillation needs more skill, care and attention, the exceptional whisky makes it all worthwhile.

 

Others may try to replicate the artistry found in every drop of The Dalmore but they will never be successful. That’s because our maturation process is completely unique. Many expression of The Dalmore is matured in two precious wooden casks: American white oak ex-bourbon casks and exclusive aged sherry casks from Gonzalez Byass.

 

We have had a special relationship with Gonzalez Byass for over 100 years, and The Dalmore is the only distillery in the world permitted to use select aged casks. Our Master Distiller Richard Paterson hand-picks every cask, and each one has matured exceptional sherry, packing the wood dense with character. It’s from these casks the spirit is gifted with its deep copper colour and flavours of crushed almonds, cinnamon, ginger and citrus.

The American white oak ex-bourbon casks, sourced from the Ozark mountains in Kentucky, impart flavours of intense vanilla, spice, honey and tropical fruits. This is a particularly treasured wood as an entire tree will yield only two barrels.

We make the best sippin’ moonshine this side of the Continental Divide. In fact, we think that Southern ‘Shine has nothing on us.

Originally dubbed Colorado’s unofficial slogan in the 1870s, “300 days of Sunshine” encouraged frontiersman to head west. Our products are made in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Front Range using methods that predate prohibition. 3 Hundred Days of Shine is a smooth moonshine infused with natural ingredients to create an experience that brings you back to a time when quality, craftsmanship and tradition were important.3 Hundred Days of Shine is the vision of six Colorado families. Our distiller, a retired Army EOD Veteran, produces these small batch recipes by hand. Bringing together the time-honored traditions of old with the technologies of today, we provide a western American moonshine experience you will remember for its full flavor and easy drinking.

 

What makes Vapor Distillery a craft distillery? Each and every small, handcrafted batch of award winning spirits produced in our Boulder Colorado distillery is made by hand. We start with pure, local, Colorado Rocky Mountain water sourced from the Arapahoe Glacier, then add the finest, hand selected botanicals and ingredients specifically chosen for their high quality and taste. We faithfully follow our award-winning recipes that we have carefully and painstakingly developed, to reproduce the fine artisanal spirits that we have become known for. Why do we do this? Taste our spirits, and you’ll understand.

Spirits Crafted From Organic Raw Blue Agave, Hand-Milled Grains, And Crisp Rocky Mountain Water. Based in beautiful Golden, Colorado, State 38 Distilling is a boutique distillery built by hand with extreme attention to detail celebrating the birth year of Colorado, 1876.  Our award winning distillery is free to visit and we take pride in giving one of the industries longest and most detailed tours.  Come see how this custom built distillery makes award winning agave based spirits, while enjoying two free tastings.  We can’t wait to show you around.

High West began with humble roots, opening a small, 250-gallon still and Saloon in an historic livery stable and garage. What was once a small operation in downtown Park City has grown to be an internationally-recognized brand with four unique locations.  In 2015, High West opened their distillery in Wanship, Utah, which acts as a space for educational whiskey tasting, pairings and tours, and houses a 1600-gallon copper pot still. Meanwhile, the Saloon continues to operate as a must-visit gastro-distillery, featuring alpine-inspired western fare alongside the original still, the Nelson Cottage offers unique whiskey-paired dinners, and the Saloon at the Salt Lake City airport allows for some last tastes of High West on the way out of town.