Dry Land Heirloom Wheat Whiskey (Winter 2018)
Our Dry Land Heirloom Wheat Whiskey has a rich, sweet and clean profile that makes it ideal as a young whiskey, even for casual sipping straight or on the rocks. It is being gently aged in light-to-medium charred new American oak barrels. The whiskey celebrates the vanilla, brown sugar, and cinnamon highlights from the barrel. The easy, rich nature of the whiskey belies the challenging environment it thrives in – a perfect representation of the land around us.
Dry Land Cactus (Summer 2018)
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Winner – Bronze Medal, 2018 International London Spirits Competition
Our Dry Land Cactus Spirit is a proud accomplishment. We’ve suffered through dehydration, cactus thorns in fingers, the frustration of many failed batches, and the occasional curse word as we’ve tried to draw the spirit out of native prickly pear cactus.
But we finally got it! Our award-winning mezcal-style Cactus Spirit is smoked at a low temperature for hours over a mesquite fire, shredded, and slowly cooked before fermentation to become the base of a completely unique spirit. It has a smoky, earthy, and complex profile that has quickly become sought after by anyone who tries it. (It makes a spectacular paloma – you’ve got to try one!)
If you’re a tequila or Mescal fan, this is one to try – it will confound your senses and make you see Prickly Pear Cactus in a whole new light.
Dry Land Pure Cane Rum (Fall 2018)
Our Dry Land Pure Cane Rum is made from raw sugar cane and sugar cane syrup sourced directly from a family grower in Louisiana. We get as close to the sugar cane as we can (without being there). Rather than use sugar and molasses (as most distilleries do), we use the sugars produces one step earlier. Plus, we crush the sugar cane itself and use it to create a rich, vegetal nature typically only found in island-style rums.
Dry Land Distillers pure cane rum will be available in limited quantities as a clear rum (Agricole style) and a barrel-aged rum.
Dry Land Gin (Late 2018)
Our Dry Land Gin is a labor of love and exploration. Aaron has created a gin that is fermented and distilled with the needles and branches from the Spruce tree and infused with native Colorado botanicals. These botanicals are elusive – many are considered weeds, and others aren’t grown commercially by anyone (until now). It’s a careful balancing act between finding these plants and protecting our wild places. (No foraging outside our urban landscapes!)
This is a tough recipe to get right, and we’re still working on getting a gin we’re happy with – so stay tuned!
Our Founders Batch Spirits are available for tastings at the Dry Land Distillers Tasting Room. Limited quantities are available by reservation only – our first batches sold out in less than a week! You can reserve your bottles by stopping by our tasting room (open Fri – Sat afternoons). Make sure you sign up on our Web site to join our reservations list. You’ll get early access to our spirits when they are released!