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Saturday Tasting – Spirit Hound Distillers and Dry Town Spirits

This Saturday, December 10, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting from North Colorado spirit producers Spirit Hound and Dry Town.

Spirit Hound, located up the road in Lyons, is showcasing their popular Straight Malt Whisky, Gin, and Richardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur.

spirit-hound-straight-whiskySpirit Hound Straight Malt Whisky is brewed with all Colorado malt from a family farm in Alamosa, Colorado. Aged for a minimum of two years in new full-size White American Oak barrels, it exhibits a toasted oak and brown sugar nose with a smooth, sweet, silky mouthfeel. It has a delicate honey finish with minimal traces of spice. 45% ABV.spirt-hound-gin

Spirit Hound Gin starts with freshly picked juniper berries from the banks of the St. Vrain River in Lyons. Most of the other botanicals come from the Farmette (a local farm across the street from the distillery). Using a botanical basket method, their signature mix of botanicals, including juniper, anise, clove, cinnamon, and cardamom, are suspended in the column of their still while vapor rises, extracting those precious flavors for their small batch craft gin. Ideal with tonic or your favorite martini recipe. 42% ABV.

spirit-hound-rickardo2Richard0’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur is a wickedly good combo of rich coffee, creamy vanilla, and pure grain spirits. A Colorado favorite for over 20 years, it is currently one of the only decaffeinated coffee liquors on the market–perfect for a delicious night cap or a nice option for those who cannot have caffeine. And it’s 40 Proof!

Dry Town Spirits and Nooku Bourbon Cream are produced by Old Elk Distillery of Fort Collins. These are new products to the area, and a welcome edition to our Colorado Spirits section.

Dry Town Gin gets its crisp and savory taste from its fresh Colorado grown sage along with lemongrass and French verveine. Sliced oranges smooth out the mouthfeel while fresh lime peel creates a crisp, clean punch of citrus that really brightens the gin. This Western-style gin is ideal in celebratory martinis, or even on the rocks. Try it with a touch of tonic and see how the aromatics make your usual G & T sparkle.

Dry Town Vodka is handcrafted with a four grain recipe of corn, wheat, rye, and malted barley. This vodka is unfiltered, heightening the expression of each grain. The earthy spice of the rye and silky texture of the wheat contribute an elegant mouthfeel and taste. The corn produces a sweetness at the backbone of the vodka with hearty bread notes from the addition of the barley. Dry Town Vodka is a welcome warmer as a sipping shot or in your favorite cocktail.dry-town-trio11-18

Nooku Bourbon Cream, with a name inspired by a Native American word for the white snowshoe rabbit, is a premium straight bourbon with real dairy cream. Crafted using high malt bourbon, Nooka exhibits spicy vanilla and toffee aromas, caramel chews in the flavor, and a pleasing rise of the bourbon in the finish. It is a natural for this time of year and throughout the holiday season. Compare to Buffalo Trace’s cream version, and you will be impressed.

Longmont regulations allow only four samples. Wyatt’s is offering you a choice from three each of these sensational local distillers from which to choose your sampling quartet!

Tasting hours for the free Spirit Hound/Dry Town event this Saturday, December 10, 2016 will be from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.