Dry Land Heirloom Wheat Whiskey
Our Dry Land Heirloom Wheat Whiskey is distilled from an ancient grain grown in the middle of the parched lands of theAmerican west. We’re the only distiller in the country distilling the grain, and we create a single malt, single barrel American whiskey unlike any other. It has a rich, delicate and complex profile that makes it ideal for sipping straight or on the rocks. It is 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 Colorado Antero Wheat Whiskey
Barrel #2 Release on June 28th 2019! (Get on our email list to be invited to the pre-release)
Winner – Bronze Medal, 2019 Denver International Spirits Competition
Dry Land Distillers 100% Colorado Antero Wheat Whiskey is an authentic Colorado spirit distilled from local grain grown 30 miles northeast of the distillery. It is a sophisticated, complex whiskey that has deep spicy notes balanced with caramel, vanilla, and black cherry highlights. It pairs wonderfully with steaks, rich pastas, and smoked or grilled dishes.
This whiskey is another original from Dry Land Distillers. Key points of distinction for Our Antero Wheat Whiskey:
- Distilled from Colorado Antero Wheat, a grain developed by Colorado State University in partnership with local Colorado growers
- 100% single malt and single barrel whiskey
- Only known whiskey distilled exclusively from Colorado Antero Wheat
- Beautiful sipping whiskey
Dry Land Cactus (Available Now)
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 (Available Now)
Winner – Silver Medal, 2019 Denver International Spirits Competition
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 (silver) is available in limited quantities as a clear rum (Agricole style) and a limited edition barrel-aged rum (gold) for the holidays.
Dry Land Gin – Pouring Now in the Tasting Room
Dry Land Gin is a labor of love and exploration. We (finally) managed to create a Colorado Gin like no other! We wanted to use only native Colorado botanicals, which was a difficult endeavor. Colorado is very limited in the range of useful plants, and many are elusive – several 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 was a tough recipe to get right, but it is in bottles! We’re awaiting our final labels, but you can try it in the tasting room and preorder your bottles now. (Labels should be ready in mid/late June.)
Our spirits are available for tastings at the Dry Land Distillers Tasting Room. We encourage you to try to join us on our release weekends – our new releases tend to sell out very quickly. The tasting room is open Thursday – Saturday afternoons and evenings. Make sure you sign up on our Web site to join our reservations list. Members will get early access to our spirits when they are released.