Saturday Tasting – Longtucky Spirits

This Saturday, December 8, Wyatt’s is offering a sampling from Longtucky Spirits .

Longtucky Spirits is a popular craft distillery in Longmont, Colorado, featuring local ingredients, owner built equipment, and a festive cocktail lounge. Longtucky has already amassed this impressive list of bottlings:

Longtucky Silver: Using the locally historical ingredient of sugar beets, Longtucky Silver is a Colorado-style rum made with 75% Colorado sugar beet sugar and 25% Florida organic molasses. They use a sour mash process, recycling some of each batch into the next one in order to create its depth of flavors. Its aroma carries a welcome sweetness with notes of tropical fruit. There are elements of dark bread and molasses, but its structure is clean with light, with earthy spices and a gently finish of toasted coconut.

Shine: Corn for this unaged Western style whiskey is grown at nearby Schlagel Farm and the barley is malted at Root Shoot Malting in Loveland. This clear “white dog” makes an excellent entry level whiskey and is excellent for cocktailing.

Fire: Unlike some brands that rely on artificial flavoring or contain glycol, this variant of their Shine corn whiskey is a party favorite finished with real cinnamon and ginger for an authentic, true taste.

Longtucky Gin: This Alpine dry style gin is distilled with locally sourced juniper, spruce tip, sage, coriander, and lavender for a uniquely Colorado botanical profile. It will really open up your next martini or tonic.

Lusca Spiced Rum: Like Silver, Lusca is made with local grains and snowmelt from Longs Peak, infused with black cardamom, vanilla, orange, mace, allspice and clove. Lusca makes a hearty addition to any warm rum recipe or tiki punch.

For a fun session, check out their tasting room, the Longtucky Lounge, at 350 Terry Street, #120, just east of Main Street.

You’ll get your legal choice of four in Wyatt’s free Saturday tasting, from noon-4:45 p.m., at the Outlaw Bar in the back of the store

All tasting items are on sale all day long. As always, participants must show proper I.D.

Day of the Dead Tasting, featuring Suerte Tequila

This Thursday, November 1st, celebrate Día de los Muertos with Suerte Tequila and Wyatt’s Wet Goods. Wyatt’s is hosting a very special Tequila Tasting featuring this premium brand with local ties.

Suerte Tequila (which means “luck” in Spanish) was founded by two partners from Boulder who teamed with a family distillery in the high country of Jalisco, Mexico, to produce and market their small batch, single estate, handcrafted tequila.

And why not go for the ultimate Suerte Tequila pairing of Marco’s Hot Dogs! This hometown favorite, located on 17th Street, one block east of Main, will be serving Wyatt’s customers their famous Tijuana-style bacon-wrapped hot dogs from 4-6 pm, in front of the store.

Tasting hours for this free event on Thursday, November 1 event, will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All Suerte products will be on sale!

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

Suerte Tequila is a lucky find for your Day of the Dead celebration

One of the hottest brands of tequila has a Colorado connection.

Suerte Tequila (which means “luck” in Spanish) was founded by two partners from Boulder who teamed with a family distillery in the high country of Jalisco, Mexico, to produce and market their small batch, single estate, handcrafted tequila.

Suerte has become a growing force in the craft tequila market, while garnering a collection of awards. But this hasn’t led to a mass commercialization of their production process. They don’t rush their product for cost efficiency, taking pride in a quality, artisanal experience.

The 100% Blue Weber Agave used at Suerte’s distillery is hand harvested and roasted in brick ovens instead of quick steaming in stainless steel autoclaves. The agave is then slow crushed using a large traditional stone tahona wheel. Gravity powered micron filters, instead of pump-pushed charcoal filtering, make certain their tequila retains the true flavor of the agave and the full terroir from its birthplace.

Suerte features three double distilled types. Their Blanco is rested for a minimum of two months in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling. It delivers a silken finish with pleasing herbal, citrus, and sweet notes that make it ideal for sipping or enjoying in a traditional Mexican cocktail like the Paloma.

Suerte Reposado is aged in charred American white oak whiskey barrels for seven months. This perfect combination of resting time, oak exposure, and the pure agave create a robust bouquet of aromas that include subtle plum, butterscotch, and oak notes. Try it neat, or in an authentic, made from scratch margarita.

Suerte Añejo pushes the boundaries of Reposado style, further aging their tequila in charred American oak whiskey barrels for twenty-four months, twice as long as the industry standard. Its complex, full-bodied flavor carries a moderate wood presence, with hints of berry, chocolate, and mint to complement the underlying essence of the agave. Put away the shot glass and enjoy this one is a snifter to fully appreciate the sweet awards of its aroma.

If you’re looking for a quality tequila for your upcoming Day of the Dead celebration, give Suerte a shot. You can get yours at larger local liquors stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that always offer you an outstanding selection of items for the adventurous drinker. When it comes to selection, more is always merrier.

Longtucky Spirits will raise yours

Longtucky Spirits is a popular craft distillery in Longmont, Colorado, featuring local ingredients, owner built equipment, and a festive cocktail lounge. Having just celebrated their first anniversary, Longtucky has already amassed this impressive list of bottlings:

Longtucky Silver

Using the locally historical ingredient of sugar beets, Longtucky Silver is a Colorado-style rum made with 75% Colorado sugar beet sugar and 25% Florida organic molasses. They use a sour mash process, recycling some of each batch into the next one in order to create its depth of flavors. Its aroma carries a welcome sweetness with notes of tropical fruit. There are elements of dark bread and molasses, but its structure is clean with light, with earthy spices and a gently finish of toasted coconut.

Shine

Corn for this unaged Western style whiskey is grown at nearby Schlagel Farm and the barley is malted at Root Shoot Malting in Loveland. This clear “white dog” makes an excellent entry level whiskey and is excellent for cocktailing.

Fire

Unlike some brands that rely on artificial flavoring or contain glycol, this variant of their Shine corn whiskey is a party favorite finished with real cinnamon and ginger for an authentic, true taste.

Longtucky Gin

This Alpine dry style gin is distilled with locally sourced juniper, spruce tip, sage, coriander, and lavender for a uniquely Colorado botanical profile. It will really open up your next martini or tonic.

Lusca Spiced Rum

Like Silver, Lusca is made with local grains and snowmelt from Longs Peak, infused with black cardamom, vanilla, orange, mace, allspice and clove. Lusca makes a hearty addition to any warm rum recipe or tiki punch.

For a fun session, check out their tasting room, the Longtucky Lounge, at 350 Terry Street, #120, just east of Main Street.

Visit the Longtucky booth this weekend at the Boulder County Craft Distillers Festival, sponsored by Wyatt’s Wet Goods. After sampling their wares at the festival, you can pick up a bottle or two at Wyatt’s, which always delivers superior local selection and outstanding customer service.

Don’t miss out on our “Colorado Spirits Sale”, August 2-8, to promote this weekend’s Boulder Craft Distillers Festival.