More Front Range attention for Western Slope libations. The Denver Daily News is taking a crack at Palisade's Peach Street Distillers' latest creation --Colorado bourbon. Under the headline, "Colorado Bourbon? Indeed, Peach Street Distillers Offers New Product," DDN Staff Writer Gene Davis writes:
"Be warned, Kentucky: Colorado has produced its first bottles of legal bourbon.
"Peach Street Distillers, producers of Goat Vodka and Jackelope Gin, released the Colorado caramel-colored liquor last month to heavy fanfare.
“'I’ve been dropping by every week for what seems like an eternity, but they say the finest things are worth waiting for,' said a statement from Grand Junction resident, Josh Williams, who purchased one of the first bottles.
"The 750-milliliter bourbon bottle is 46-percent alcohol by volume. Each bottle features a black wax-dipped top and is hand-numbered by head distiller Davy Lindig.
"Rory Donovan, co-founder of Peach Street, described the bourbon’s taste as having a heavy cereal note with distinct tannic caramel and vanilla qualities that come from the oak.
“'All in all, it’s a pretty nice whiskey for what it is,' he said.
"Unfortunately for Denverites, the 2-year-old batch is only available in the Peach Street Distillers tasting room in Palisade.
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