MEET THE DISTILLERS

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

HEALTHY CURIOSITY MEETS COLORADO INSPIRATION.

It’s what keeps Colorado Gold on our quest for the best.

From the first spirit we released in April 2010, Colorado Gold Distillery has been guided by love, passion and dedication to our craft. We’re here because together, we believe we’re doing something really special.

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!

 

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.

 

 

Situated in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Spirit Hounds Distillers is the realization of a desire to produce the highest-quality hand-crafter spirits possible. 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.