The Breckenridge Distillery located in Breckenridge, Colorado is a microbrewery that was given the award for Brewery of the Year in 2013. This brewery is in the ski town of Breckenridge and is the highest distillery at 9600 feet above sea level.
It is here that one can take a complementary tour of the distillery just by dropping in; they provide a retail shop that is open six days a week for the convenience of the shopper. The distillery tour is free, but bring plenty of money because you will certainly want to purchase some of the world class liqueur that is available.
The distillery is a 4,000 square foot facility that utilizes the traditional Scottish style fermenters and distills in a 700 gallon Vendome custom copper combination pot still. Here is a list of some of the products they provide:
• Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey
• Breckenridge Vodka
• Breckenridge Bitters
• Spiced Rum
• Malt Whiskey
• Choc Liqueur
• Genepi Liqueur
• Chili Vodka
Anytime of the year is a great time to visit this picturesque town, take in the exceptional scenery in all seasons. In the winter, take time out to ski while taking in some classes at the Breckenridge Distillery. They offer classes in Distillery Start-Up. This is a hands on experience with many practical demonstrations and informative lectures. When one signs up for this class they are sure to get one-on-one attention from the instructors.
Here’s what’s included in the class:
• Transportation to and from the Denver Airport
• Private shuttle
• Hotel room
• Lunch, to be served during class
• Your instruction
What topics are covered
• Distillery site selection
• Distillery orientation
• Raw material selection and placement
• Preparation for mash
• Still preparation
• Mash kettle operation
The list goes on; this class is worth the money and time for anyone interested in a distillery. The Breckenridge Distillery is an amazing experience that should not be missed.
One doesn’t have to be interested in starting a personal brewery to enjoy what Breckenridge Distillery has to offer. There are many events happening in and around the Breckenridge area, for one, the Punch Kings 2014 with Breckenridge Distillery is a showcase of barkeeps from around the country. This is a competition for barkeeps that offers a prestigious award.