3 Thirst quenching Colorado vodkas for summer

This July heat isn’t very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

With the oppressive temperatures, thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are three to try for mixing fun this month:

Boulder Vodka

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Spirit Hound

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Longmont in Lyons, Spirit Hound makes all their offerings with local Colorado ingredients. They deliver a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying, rounded mouthfeel.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at select larger, family-owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s. Check out our “Clear Spirits Sale”, July 11-17.

Boulder County Craft Distillers Festival 2018, sponsored by Wyatt’s Wet Goods

The Boulder County Craft Distillers is scheduled for August 4th, 2018, from 5-8 pm, at the Boulder County Fair.

The Boulder County Fair Craft Distillers Fest celebrates the agricultural roots of Colorado’s craft distilleries from grain to glass and will feature spirit and cocktail tastings from 35 Colorado craft distilleries.

The event location is on the south side of the Boulder County Fairgrounds (enter from Nelson Road), under the picnic shelter. There will be live entertainment, yummy food, educational displays plus a signature cocktail from each distillery for tasting. The ticket price also includes a gourmet meal from some of Boulder County finest food trucks.

There will be entertaining speakers addressing the art of craft distilling from grain to glass, the history of prohibition and bootlegging in Colorado, mixology, and craft cocktail building as well as pairing craft spirits with creative food recipes.

The Boulder County Fair will award first, second, and third place ribbons for both the Best Cocktail and Best Craft Spirit.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, 1250 Hover Street, in the Village of the Peaks, or online through Eventbrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-county-craft-distillery-festival-tickets-47785175747.

The Boulder County Fair is the oldest fair in Colorado, celebrating 148 years.

Join us for one of the most unique events of the summer!

 

 

UPDATE, August 4:

There’s no instore tasting today while the Wyatt’s Away Team helps out at the Boulder County Craft Distillers Fest.
Tickets are still available online through Eventbrite until noon at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-county-craft-distillery-festival-tickets-47785175747, at the registers at Wyatt’s, and will be available at the gate.
#bouldercountycraftdistillersfestival #bccdf2018 #wyattsweekend

3 Superior Colorado vodkas for summer 2018

This broiling July heat is not very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

Thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are three to try for mixing fun this month:

Boulder Vodka

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Spirit Hound

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Longmont in Lyons, Spirit Hound makes all their offerings with local Colorado ingredients. They deliver a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying, rounded mouthfeel.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at select larger, family-owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s. Check out our “Colorado Spirits Sale”, August 2-8, to promote this weekend’s Boulder Craft Distillers Festival.