MEET THE DISTILLERS

Co-founders of Locke + Co Distilling, Owen Locke and Rick Talley, grew up in Colorado together, have been doing R&D with aspen wood and rye whiskey since 2010 and released their only product in September of 2018. With A Taste Like None Other, the two Colorado natives spent 7 years doing R&D before beginning to commercially producing whiskey in January 2016. The Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey is a 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley mash build aged for at least 2 years in 30-gallon new American oak barrels. The smaller barrels impart some great flavors with that increased surface area compared to the more standard 53gal barrels. After that, the whiskey is removed from the oak barrels, they blend a variety of char levels into large 300 tanks where hand-cut, hand-charred Colorado aspen are added for an additional 8 months. It is truly a unique, Colorado whiskey.

On a ski trip in the Alaskan backcountry, three close friends and Colorado natives capped off each day drinking spirits at a local craft distillery while meeting new friends and sharing stories about their wild adventure. Inspired by that trip, our Mythology is based on the experiences and stories we tell while enjoying great spirits with those we care most about. Discover your Spirit Animal and form your new Mythology.

We source ingredients locally and as Coloradans that value our backyard playground, we have implemented sustainable manufacturing processes to do our part in preserving our planet.

Those processes include a closed-loop gas boiler system that pumps condensate back to the heat source for reuse, a closed-loop chiller that recirculates chilled water, water conservation measures that save up to 500 gallons per batch, repurposing our grain for cattle feed, utilizing recycled glass and paper products for packaging, composting or recycling 90% of all waste at the production and bar facility as well as many additional measures.

From the first spirit we released in April 2010, Colorado Gold Distillery has been guided by love, passion, and dedication to our craft. Owner Peter Caciola leads our team with an incredibly inspiring goal: not just to make spirits that rival the world’s best, but to beat them- and with one part relentless determination plus a healthy shot of Colorado-style fun and fearlessness, we do our best to make it happen. An avid aviator, Peter flies constantly from our Colorado Springs distillery to share what we’re doing with spirits enthusiasts far and wide. His business background has helped us elevate our operations and lift the brand. Here at our new 18,000 –square-foot facility, Mike Almy is our head distiller and director of production. He’s a Colorado State graduate, whiskey is his passion, and he brews award-winning beers for fun. Generations of distilling knowledge fills Mike’s brain, which we’re proud to say he puts to great use here at Colorado Gold every single day. We’re thrilled to make distinctive spirits for your enjoyment- and we are beyond proud to share our Colorado High Hemp Vodka with you. Cheers!

 

It all started in 1918, Old Vern Culhane saw a honey bee hive in a tree on his land. After building a homemade beehive, Vern transferred those honeybees in the tree to their new home. Over the years Vern took care of those bees like family, eventually selling his honey to the locals on Florida Mesa here in Durango, Colorado. The passion for bees and honey carried on to his son Danny and Danny’s wife Sheree. Together they carried on Vern’s legacy building Honeyville, specializing in small-batch, handcrafted whipped honey, syrups, jams, and sauces.

Honey House Distillery was founded in 2012 by Adam Bergal and Kevin Culhane, Danny’s son. These two wanted to write their own page in the Culhane history book by creating a distillery- but not just any distillery. Honey House Distillery would focus on, again, small-batch, handcrafted honey spirits. The Colorado Honey Whiskey, Cinnamon Honey Whiskey, Hex Vodka, and Red Cliffs Spiced Rum all contain Honeyville Wildflower Honey. Found in the Hermosa Valley, you can sample a variety of Honeyville products and Honey House Distillery spirits.

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 Arapaho 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.


Holding the first Distillery License in Colorado, Peach Street Distillers prides itself in making sure every drop of our award-winning spirits takes you on an extensive journey of what Craft tastes like.

Coming from the Western Slope farming community of Palisade Colorado, we work with our neighbors in securing the best ingredients and use hard work with innovation to craft a worthy spirit from grain to bottle.

Founder Don Poffenroth created Dry Fly Distilling out of a passion for fly-fishing and the Pacific Northwest. They reflect the beauty of the area into spirits made from local ingredients and from sustainable farms. Because of this, Dry Fly Distilling has achieved a true farm to bottle operation. Every drop of liquor is hand-crafted and pure. This is obvious in the unique flavor, which has won awards worldwide. With a range of acclaimed products including vodka, gin, and whiskies, Dry Fly Distilling will continue to offer impressive spirits including a ten-year single malt due out soon. We also look forward to winning more awards and impressing more taste buds in the time to come! But you can always count on us to use the finest local ingredients and never compromise our quality distilling process.

All you have to do is take one sip and you’ll discover something that may both surprise and delight you- Four Roses is unlike any other bourbon. Perhaps it’s because only Four Roses handcrafts 10 distinct and extraordinary bourbon recipes. One has been selected by hand to become Four Roses Single Barrel. Four are expertly mingled by hand to create Four Roses Small Batch. And as many as all 10 are used to create Four Roses Bourbon. Handcrafted artistry such as this may take a little more time, but after your first taste, we’re sure you’ll agree, it’s worth the effort.

You’ll never find a better value in a bottle of whiskey. Seriously.

The concept at Cask House is simple. We take whiskeys of different ages, produced from different stills, with different mash bills (for the whiskey novice, a “mash bill” refers to the mix of grains used in the distillation process), and we blend them to create a high-value whiskey of exceptional taste and singular quality.

It’s what’s INSIDE that counts.

Our bottles and labels aren’t super sexy. But we are 100% okay with that because we know that every drop of bourbon that makes it inside a bottle of Mashbuild is 100% delicious, and unlike anything else you’ll ever buy at your neighborhood liquor store in the $40-$50 price range.

You might have noticed that we emphasize on that 100%. It’s because each exclusive batch of Mashbuild is blended from different barrels aging in our Solera, with different flavor profiles, and different ages, from 2 to 18 years, and because we’re 100% transparent about everything we pour- it’s all itemized in detail on every label.

Each batch of Mashbuild displays a slightly different expression of everything we think a great bourbon should be in a shockingly affordable- if not strikingly gorgeous – package. It’s fine though, we’re 100% beautiful on the inside.

Introducing Evans & Pike: A bourbon unlike any you’ve ever tasted

The bourbons that are blended to produce Evans & Pike are hand-selected by our master taster from the oldest barrels in our solera, with the youngest barreled in 2007, and the oldest in 2000. This ultra-aged bourbon is also made from 3 different mash bills, creating a flavor profile you won’t find in any other bottle.

The taste will certainly remind you of old bourbons, but with a personality that is distinctly Evans & Pike. Expect to taste old oak, vanilla, hints of caramel, pepper, and subtle spice that is present but far from overwhelming. A sturdy and beautiful product.

Distilling in Wales was a lost art…but in the late 1990s, in a pub in a small post-industrial Welsh Valley town, a group of friends drank and chatted about establishing the first whisky distillery in Wales in over a century. They dreamt of creating a whisky as pure and precious as a Welsh gold, represented today by Penderyn’s ‘gold seam.’

The friends had a location in the historic village of Penderyn on the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons, chosen because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water. They also had a unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr. David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday. Penderyn Whisky was launched on St David’s Day 2004 in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.

At Penderyn we produce our own malted barley spirit which, when matured, is recognized worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies. The majority of our spirit goes into casks for aging in our cellars. The remainder is used to craft other award-winning products. With the investment, inspiration, hard work, attention to detail, the finest barley, expert distillers and the best American oak bourbon casks, Penderyn Whisky has quickly gained a worldwide reputation winning several awards en route and we have recently found new markets in countries such as China, Russia, and Australia.

Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt. Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent.

Our 100% Islay philosophy stems from a desire to resurrect the grassroots tradition of farm distilling. Since we established Kilchoman, the 100% Islay range was our main reason for being. It represents the revival of single malt whisky being cultivated from barley to bottle in a single location. Ours is a distillery where the responsibility for quality and consistency is not outsourced but completed on-site with skill, care and attention to detail. We are proud to be the only Scottish distillery producing single malt from barley both grown and malted on Islay. And that’s not to mention that we distill, mature and bottle all our whisky here on Islay as well.

Matsui Shuzou was founded in 1910 and is located in the Tottori Prefecture northwest of Kyoto on the shore of the Sea of Japan. Fresh ground water from the Tottori prefecture wilderness is a blessing from the earth and is used to bring the Kurayoshi Whisky to proof. It is a very tasty, mellow characteristic of whisky deserving of the name Kurayoshi, the city of water and green. Tottori is known for its soft mineral water and abundance of nature. Over 14% of the total land area of the prefecture is designated as Natural Park.


 

The Lost Distillery Company is an independent boutique Scotch Whisky company. We are obsessive about our craft and uncompromising when it comes to whisky quality. Our mission is to create present-day expressions of legendary whiskies that belonged to the craft of whisky distilling almost a century ago.
This is illustrated in our icon- the Triskele, an ancient Celtic symbol depicting reincarnation. Our interpretation of the Triskele incorporates the core components of the whisky making process- the barrel, the water, and the barley.

 

Leadslingers is produced by 7 combat veterans from the U.S. Army Rangers, USAF TACF, Special Forces and Paratrooper communities. Their love for American and fine whiskey is what the company is all about. They wanted to craft a whiskey that was enjoyable and unrepentantly supported the second amendment. By remaining active in their civilian and military communities, Leadslingers strives to set an example. Be proud of who you are, be bold, no apologies.

At Bear Creek Distillery (BCD) we produce handcrafted grain to bottle spirits one batch at a time in the heart of the Mile High City. We believe the foundation of craft is deeply rooted in our local community and are proud to help strengthen the local craft food and beverage movement; both in our neighborhood as well as your backyard. “Celebrating the American Spirit of our military and their loved ones, one drink at a time.”

We pledge ten percent of profits to veteran and local charities.

1350 Distilling, is a craft distillery, located at 520 E. Pikes Peak Ave., that makes the highest quality, locally sourced distilled spirits. We buy Colorado and “Made in USA” products and ingredients first and foremost.

Our business name pays tribute to the 13 stripes and 50 stars of our Star Spangled Banner. We distill vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We source, proof, and bottle bourbon too. Each type of liquor is represented by a different military branch in color and brand naming: Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Discover more about our products and charitable work at 1350Distilling.com

 

Spirit Hound embodies the enterprising character of the old west: we have a passion for fine spirits and a hardworking, can-do attitude. We strive to distill high quality beverages with a uniquely drinkable character.

Our spirits are made with local Colorado ingredients such as freshly-picked juniper berries and Alamosa-grown barley.  We built much of our own distillation equipment in order to capture all of the purity and flavor of our ingredients, making sure it gets into every bottle we sell – and every glass you drink.

Treat yourself to a special Colorado mountain drinking experience with Spirit Hound.

The desire to create a completely original Colorado straight malt whisky was the catalyst that brought the Spirit Hound partners together.

To date, we have released over eighty barrels worth of whisky.  Its reception has been overwhelmingly positive and we aim to continually release new barrels as they come of age.

 

Family recipes of Appalachian antiquity enrich the high Rockies’ driven waters to authenticate whiskies and seasonal brandies, forged in the heritage of our forefathers. Open flames cook mash of local grains and fire copper pot stills of unadulterated, never outsourced or blended spirit matured in Carolina oak at 11,600 feet above the sea. No longer relegated exclusively to the underground market, the Lady strives to abide time-tested traditions with the highest stills in North America, located in Fairplay, Colorado. Revel in the elevated spirits of yore today.

Barrell Craft Spirits, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is an independent blender and bottler of unique aged, cask-strength sourced whiskey and rum, that is increasingly being recognized for its blending expertise. We conceive of, design, launch, and talk about Spirits with a focus on what people want now and not what has been successful in the past. This affords us access to some of the most interesting and delicious spirits in the world.

Our goal is to select and blend products that explore different distillation methods, barrels, and aging environments, and bottle them at cask strength. Every batch is produced as a limited release and has an intentionally distinct flavor profile.

Barrell Craft Spirits has been highly rated by Whisky Advocate and was named Best American Whiskey of 2018 in Forbes by whiskey authority Fred Minnick. At the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, we won Best Small Batch Bourbon over 11 years old as well as two Double Gold and two Gold medals. In previous years, we captured seven Double Gold and five Gold medals as well as the 2017 Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon and Best Over Proof Rum. Our award-winning line of products is currently sold in 43 states throughout the United States.

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. A delicious, beautifully blended Colorado whiskey. Axe and the Oak represents a bridge between the storied history of the spirit and the promise of new horizons. Our unique whiskey is distilled in the heart of Colorado Springs, Colorado from corn, malted rye, barley and pure Rocky Mountain water. 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

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

Hogback Distillery is a craft distillery producing whiskey and is based in Wheat Ridge. Owner, Founder and Scotsman, Graeme Wallace is drawing on over 20 years of experience of the Scotch whisky industry to create Scotch-style whisky in America.

While the general method of making whiskey in Scotland and the US is the same, and despite the process being relatively straight forward, there are many differing factor that result in obtaining the flavors associated with Bourbon and with Scotch. These include among other things, the variety of grain, the type/shape of the stills, the points at which the spirit is cut, temperatures and times.

However, it is believed that over 70% of the final flavor in a bottle of whiskey comes from the wooden barrels in which the spirit matures. This is the main attribute in differentiating the two traditional styles of whiskey and it is here where Hogback Distillery sets itself apart.

Whether distilling, blending or finishing, the barrel plays a vital role. Balancing the mellowing and flavor contributing benefits that oak barrels provide, with the potential downside of over-oaking, we strive for subtlety, balance, complexity and smoothness.

Created for sipping and savoring, although standing up well in cocktails, why not try any of our expressions and experience the difference.

STEEPED IN TRADITION. CRAFTED IN COLORADO.

At Deerhammer, our distilling is steeped in whiskey tradition, but our methods are infused with curiosity and creativity. From our cornerstone single malt to new 4-grain bourbon and limited run single barrel spirits, we’re redefining the flavor—and future—of independent American whiskey.

Journeyman Distillery is a family owned and operated business in Three Oaks, MI. Founded in 2010, we are one of the first 300 distilleries operating in the US post-prohibition as well as one of a select few distilleries in the world that produces a range of spirits that include estate-grown, certified organic, kosher and gluten-free spirits.  Located in the historic Featherbone Factory, we offer a unique environment to our guests to enjoy craft cocktails and locally sourced, high quality foods.  Our focus has always been on whiskey, specifically Rye Whiskey and our flagship Last Feather Rye is one a select few wheated Rye whiskies on the market today.

 

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.

Myers is no stranger to whiskey or the West. He spent his youth in the heart of whiskey and horse country inspired by the spirited traditions of Georgia and Tennessee. Names like Daniels, Beam and Dickel were like family in that neck of the woods as were the tales, some of them tall, that accompanied them. Growing up on a rural, gentleman’s farm which today rests on 60 lush acres in the rolling hills of Tennessee, in between Jack Daniels and George Dickel, profoundly influenced his love of the West. Old-fashioned good guys versus bad guys and his love of classic, western movies deepened his passion for cowboys, horses, and saloons which he carried to New York and Los Angeles where he built a successful career photographing some of the world’s most famous faces. Still, with each snap of the shutter, this idea of creating some friends for Daniels, Beam and Dickel kept swirling through his head. Armed with the support of his friends, Myers finally followed his passion and moved his family west in 2004. After a bit of research, Myers fired up his first run on the still in September of 2011.

Today, Distillery 291 is producing, from grain to bottle, seven distinctive whiskey products and one liqueur. The young distillery has earned national and international recognition for its spirits with unique character and flavor of a bygone era earning bushels of national and international awards. 291 embodies traditions of the past married with the boldness of the future: rugged, refined and, you bet, rebellious. Passion permeates every barrel, and we hope you agree!

Devils River small batch whiskey is bold, capturing the untamable spirit of the water it’s sourced from. A part of the Rio Grande basin system, the Devils River is remote and wild, demanding respect for the raw power of its waters and the rugged beauty of its landscape. The river’s naturally filtered limestone spring water is considered the purest water in Texas. The sweet iron free water helps create a bold, Sinfully Smooth Whiskey with a smooth, warm finish.