Jun 19, 2013

The Whiskies of 'Whiskey For My Men Beer For My Horses'

The FAC's annual whiskey and beer tasting is just around the corner! Spend the evening in our intimate Courtyard, listening to the J. Miller Band, eating New West Barbeque, and sampling incredible whiskey and beer from Colorado craft distilleries and breweries. Here's a sneak peak at this year's whiskey providers.

Distillery 291 (Colorado Springs)

Distillery 291 is a small whiskey distillery tucked away in the Rocky Mountain front range of Colorado Springs. At the distillery's inception, they set out to replicate the taste, the smell, and offer a hint of the folklore of the Wild, Wild West, with distinct whiskey of that unforgettable era. The distillery produces four whiskeys: Colorado White Dog Rye, Colorado FRESH (un-aged, corn whiskey), American Whiskey and the award-winning Colorado Whiskey (aged).
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Spring 44 (Loveland)
Spring 44, which debuted with vodka, honey vodka and gin, has started selling straight and single-barrel bourbon whiskey aged for six years in barrels from Kentucky this month. The distillery is selling two versions of its 90-proof straight whiskey and one version of its 100-proof single-barrel whiskey. The small distillery from Loveland uses water from a spring in Buckhorn Canyon and has three stills, nicknamed Ruby, Roxy and Raquel.

Leopold Brothers (Denver) NEW!
Silver Tree American Small Batch Vodka is the highest-rated vodka distilled and bottled in America according to the Beverage Tasting Institute. Silver Tree earned a gold medal at the 2009 San Francisco Spirits Competition, the largest competition of its kind in North America. Silver Tree is distilled seven times from a unique blend of potatoes, malted barley, and summer wheat to give a smooth finish and subtle, rounded notes. Hand bottled, hand labeled, and hand numbered, Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin was named “Best American Gin” by the Wall Street Journal in 2009. 

It's been called many things. They call theirs Deerhammer Whitewater Whiskey—fresh off the still, briefly touched by oak and then into the bottle. Lenny Eckstein quit his 9-to-5 to pursue his passion for distilling. With a strong background in homebrewing, Lenny and his wife Amy have put their souls into this family-owned micro-distillery at the foot of the Collegiate Peaks. The primary focus is artisan style whiskey-simple and honest. Deerhammer Distilling hand-crafts their spirits from start to finish in small batches, one barrel at a time.

What's all this about big-ass belt buckles? 
Receive a $5 ticket discount at the door if you arrive at the event sporting some serious metal around your hips. Need some inspiration? Here are a couple from years past...

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June 28 | 5-8p

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