There is nothing quite like enjoying locally crafted spirits after a day well-spent in the Rocky Mountains. If you’re craving unique tastes with a strong kick, we highly recommend the Breckenridge Distillery. This award-winning establishment is exalted for their outstanding whiskeys, vodkas, rums, and more! During your visit to Breckenridge, you will have the chance to taste these renowned spirits right where they were made, and how can you pass up an opportunity like that?
What Makes the Breckenridge Distillery So Special?
Not only have they received over 20 awards and been recognized as the Distillery of the Year twice, but they use quality ingredients to create their spirits. That irresistibly pure taste you’ll find in their drinks is actually from Rocky Mountain snowmelt. Using the melted snow as water for their spirits creates a mineral-infused flavor that is unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted.
Breckenridge Distillery Products
The craftsmen at Breckenridge Distillery create nearly 10 extraordinary spirits that you won’t be able to get enough of! Although it is difficult to choose the best one, here are just a few of our personal favorites:
Breckenridge Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys: This gem has recently brought home the Best American Blended Whiskey Award. With a deep honey flavor and aromas of banana, brown sugar, and spice, you’ll hardly be able to resist. Despite its dark color amber color, it carries a light body, warm texture, and a subtle vanilla finish.
Breckenridge Spiced Rum: This delicious whiskey is flavored with spices and brown sugar, mashed in-house, and perfectly aged in top-of-the-line bourbon casks before making it’s final destination into your glass. As you sip, you’ll notice muted tastes of dried fruits and more spices.
Breckenridge Bitter: It’s the perfect balance of dried fruit aromas and bittersweet flavors. This spirit won Best in Show at the 2014 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, and it’s sure to win over your taste buds too!
Breckenridge Espresso Flavored Vodka: Coffee and spirit lovers, unite! This unique blend reveres the bold taste of the coffee bean and pairs it with the fresh, mineral taste of the water used to create the vodka. It’s the perfect addition to a cocktail or to just indulge in by itself.
Breckenridge Distillery Tours and Tastings
If you’d like a behind-the-scenes look at where the magic happens, you’re in luck! The Breckenridge Distillery offers tours with complimentary tastings every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours begin every half hour, so make sure you arrive a few minutes early to register. The last tour embarks at 5:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in a more in-depth experience, the After Hours Tours are available for groups up to 20 people. Once the door closes to the public, your adventure begins. Your private guide will tell you the history and science behind the distilling process, let you sample items exclusive to the tour, and provide a preview of products yet to be bottled! You will also receive a discount on items at the Distillery Store.
Food and Event Spaces
Starting this year, Breckenridge Distillery will be adding a food menu for you to enjoy! They have partnered with regional farmers and ranchers for only the freshest ingredients and meats, so you know you’ll be feasting on the best! The event space is also available for private tastings, retreats, and corporate events!
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