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Peach Street Distillers!

Peach Street Distillers Nestled in the picturesque town of Palisade, Colorado, stands the oldest locally owned distillery in the state of Colorado, Peach Street Distillers. This craft distillery has been making waves in the industry for its commitment to producing exceptional spirits that encapsulate the essence of the region. Their lineup of finely crafted spirits, […]

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Spirit Blog: “Double Feature of Herradura Tequila and Doña Vega Mezcal”

Article and Photos by Allie, Liquor Department Associate Although National Margarita Day passed us by back in February, we wanted to save our special “tequila & mezcal” feature for May, the month of Mother’s Day and margaritas. In continuation of our “Women in Distilling” series, we’ve split our attention on two great industry pioneers. The

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Spirit Blog: Celebrating the Best in Pre-Mixed Margarita Goodness

Article by Allie, Liquor Department Associate It’s no longer just “gonna be May,” friends; the month has actually arrived, which means rolling out the red carpet for the tequila and mezcal. Our liquor post this month features great spirit choices made from agave to mix into your margs of choice, but here we will focus

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April 2021 Featured Liquor: “A Most Unusual Gin — Hendrick’s Lunar Expression”

Sometimes the most valuable inspiration comes from the places closest to our hearts. One could certainly say that Lesley Gracie does this for a living as both the Master Distiller for Hendrick’s Gin and an avid gardener. As someone who began her career in chemistry working “on the development of pain relief drugs… to help treat people with severe arthritis,” Gracie shifted gears in 1988 towards spirits (Gin Cooperative, 2019). Eventually, that path led her to working alongside David Stewart, a master blender for William Grant & Sons who wanted to create a gin that both included a British identity and conjured imagery of a day in the garden.

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Spirit Blog: “Refreshing, Relaxed, Ready to Drink Cocktails: Try The Mule 2.0”

Article by Allie, Liquor Department Associate An immensely popular cocktail that’s iconically served in a hammered copper mug, the Moscow Mule combines vodka and ginger beer with a squeeze of lime, often with a lime wedge on the rim. Between the citrusy bite, spicy ginger and a buzz of carbonation, it’s a go-to for a

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Featured Liquor: “The Sexton” Irish Whiskey

Article by Allie, Liquor Department Associate Alex Thomas believes that whiskey makers and blenders are caretakers, protectors of something sacred; like the one who carefully “prepares the grave,” she wished to design a blend which was “something different, something approachable” because “The Sexton is about living life well” (O’Connell, 2019).  After a start with Old

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February 2021 Featured Liquor: “Uncle Nearest Whiskey”

Article by Allie, Liquor Department Associate To tell the story of this distillery would mean diving back into the mid-nineteenth century, where a slave named Nathan “Nearest” Green acted as distiller for a local country preacher’s small side business in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Green’s incredible skill, combined with the use of a unique maple sugar

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Spirit Blog: “No Bartender? No Problem! We’ve Got V-Day Covered.”

With the 14th of February fast approaching, guys and gals alike might be scratching their heads in consternation at how to create a wonderful evening for friends (or that special someone) in the wake of a global pandemic.  Yep, it’s still a thing, unfortunately…  But there’s good news, folks — pre-made cocktails not only exist,

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