Dry Land Heirloom Wheat Whiskey (Sold Out)
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.
Tastings are available in our Cocktail Lounge, but our last barrel release is sold out. We expect our next whiskey release in late January/early February 2019. (Make sure you sign up to our mailing list if you want early access to bottles.)
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)
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 (Early 2019)
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 final formula and label approvals, with an expected Feb/Mar 2019 availability date. (Depending on how long the government shutdown takes.)
Our 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 Thursday – Saturday afternoons and evenings). 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.