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.

Saturday Tasting – Laws Whiskey House

Join us this Saturday, November 10, for a very special free tasting featuring Laws Whiskey House, one of Colorado’s premier distilleries.

This Saturday, we will be tasting the following whiskey selections: 

Wyatt’s Barrel Club Four Grain Straight Bourbon: Barrel #860, produced exclusively for Wyatt’s Wet Goods, has a floral nose of loam and honeycrisp apple. Distilled twice, with a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% rye, and 10% malted barley, it was aged for three years in new American white oak barrels to bring out tastes of black tea, pear, and leather with a clean, bittersweet finish and a final ABV of 47.5%.

Rum Finished Four Grain Straight Bourbon: Law’s traditional Four Grain Bourbon becomes part of their Special Finish Series with aging in rum barrels for a touch of syrup sweetness in its finish and a final ABV of 47.5%.

Hordeum Straight Malt Whiskey: Their atypical on-grain, sour mash style, coupled with Colorado mountain barley, imparts a unique character to this whiskey. It opens with bright apple blossom and honey on the nose with notes of toasted hazelnuts. Black tea and green apple are on the front of the palate, changing to cinnamon sugar cookies and malted nuts. It finishes with notes of seagrass and sweet tobacco. 50% ABV.

Secale Straight Rye Whiskey: Secale Rye is made with 100% Colorado grains (95% rye and 5% barley). Sweet grass with mint, honey, and brine are on the nose, with cooling notes of mint and fennel on the palate, with sea salt, orange tea, and brown sugar. It finishes with a rich and buttery mouthfeel accompanied by tobacco notes. 50% ABV.

Tasting hours for Saturday, November 10 event will be from noon to 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.

 

Laws Whiskey House Barrel Select Exclusive warms up Longmont

This is the time of year that makes bourbon hunters rejoice. November is the prime month for small batch, limited special releases.

Along with shorter produced seasonal offerings, this is also when unbeatable barrel select versions start to appear. These barrel select programs grant retailers an opportunity to directly purchase bourbon with customized flavor profiles for their customers. Usually only a handful of these unique, one-of-a-kind whiskey barrels are available or offered for purchase.

One such limited batch that no whiskey lover would want to miss is the new Laws Select Barrel #860.

Barrel #860, produced exclusively for Wyatt’s Wet Goods, has a floral nose of loam and honeycrisp apple. Distilled twice, with a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% rye, and 10% malted barley, it was aged for three years in new American white oak barrels to bring out tastes of black tea, pear, and leather with a clean, bittersweet finish and a final ABV of 47.5%.

Available both in the standard 750 ml and 375 ml bottles this limited release makes an ideal gift for someone who wants to impress with a truly top shelf Colorado craft whiskey. Get one (or two) for your collection—while you can.

Locally, you can get these types of hot exclusives at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, which caters to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.

Wyatt’s is hosting a special free tasting of Law’s whiskies this Saturday, November 10, from noon to 4:45 pm. Come in this weekend and sample some of the best bourbon Colorado has to offer, and treat yourself to a bottle or two. All tasting items will be on sale!

Stranahan’s Barrel Club Cask Strength Exclusive Colorado Whiskey now available at Wyatt’s!

A growing trend in the whiskey industry involves barrel select programs which offer retailers an opportunity to directly purchase bourbon with individualized flavor profiles for their customers. Usually only a handful of special, one-of-a-kind whiskey barrels are available or offered for purchase.

Drinking clubs, bottle hunters, bars, restaurants, and retailers line up to get in on the action, and competition for certain brands can be stiff.

Stranahan’s, the premier name in Colorado whiskey, just released their small batch exclusive for the holiday season. This limited edition, cask strength single malt is full of all the traditional flavors that one typically expects from Stranahan’s, but is “bumped up to eleven” to keep you warm this season with an elevated proof of 111.4.

Stranahan’s small batch American single malt has aromas that include cereal, almond paste, sweet smoke, a touch of banana, and fresh cut wood. The taste is very unique with notes of vanilla, coffee, cedar, fig and cinnamon delivered in one of the creamiest, most satisfying mouthfeels of any whiskey around.

As we enter the winter whiskey collecting season, the massive popularity of private barrel club programs means that bottles won’t last long. Get it while you can—it’s an ideal holiday gift for any whiskey lover or out of state visitor.

Locally, you can find get this exclusive at larger, superiorly stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, that cater to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.