Three Great Colorado Whiskeys Available at Liquor Barn!
Liquor Barn is proud to offer three premium whiskeys from right here in Colorado!
Let’s start by learning a little about the great spirit that is whiskey.
Following Prohibition, industrialization and mass marketing changed both the character and the crafting of American whiskey. Production was originally handled by either farmers or millers as an admittedly delicious way to store the remainder of the year’s corn and rye harvest. At the time, whiskey was used as a currency, much in the same way the apple brandy was used. It was as good as cash. Barter was king in those days, and whiskey was a valuable commodity, particularly in rural areas.
Here are three great Colorado whiskeys we’re proud to offer at Liquor Barn:
Leopold Bros. begin making this stellar whiskey by fermenting a traditional sour mash of corn and rye at colder temperatures, but without the aid of refrigeration. Fermentation takes more time this way, but results in a softer whiskey and develops subtle flavors such as vanilla, pear, rock candy, and raspberry.
After distilling this flavorful result a second time to refine and focus the flavors, they barrel the whiskey at 98 proof, a common practice in the 1800s, rather than at the post-Prohibition, Industrial Age standard of 125 proof. This enables more whiskey to come into contact with the barrel, allowing the mild brown sugar and molasses notes that come from the charred barrels to shine through.
It’s their hope to bring back some of the nuance and subtlety of a refined whiskey rather than allowing people to taste only barrel, barrel, and more barrel. With today’s modern industrial production methods, in some whiskies you can no longer taste the distillate or the raw materials that crafted the distillate. Now, there’s nothing wrong with this method of whiskey production (we love 8 year old Bourbons, too), but we feel that fans of whiskey should also have access to traditionally prepared whiskeys where the raw materials and fermentation processes are emphasized, rather than the work of the cooper.
They then hand bottle each unfiltered barrel individually, and number each bottle according to the barrel from which it came, producing only 240 bottles per batch. When you pop the cork, you will immediately notice the unmistakable aromas of corn and rye that were the hallmarks of many of the traditionally distilled pre-Prohibition whiskies.
Fireside Whiskey is a 4 year aged Straight Bourbon that is truly better than the rest. It is dangerously smooth but still maintains all of the robust flavor gained from aging for more than 4 years in brand new white oak barrels. Its flavor and finish are second to none and the market will agree that Mile High Spirits has perfected Colorado Whiskey.
Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey
Besides our unique high-rye mash bill we owe our success to careful mingling of casks at each bottling and the perfect Breckenridge snowmelt water used for proofing. The natural minerality of our water source ensures the luscious mouth-feel, depth of flavor, and long finish making Breck Bourbon one of the very best Whiskeys in the World.
Try Fireside, Leopold Bros., and Breckenridge whiskeys today at Liquor Barn today! We also offer dozens of other great premium whiskeys, bourbons, scotches, and other fine spirits!