While it’s been a difficult year, to say the least, we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with clients like Abbott & Wallace Distilling, who are giving us a reason to raise a glass with their newly-released Colorado straight rye whiskey.
“Every ingredient in a bottle of the 94-proof Colorado straight rye whiskey that Abbott & Wallace released on September 26 comes from the Centennial State. “We’re about preserving the land,” Wallace says, “and not wasting anything.”
Aroostook rye and corn for this special rye whiskey comes from Schlagel Farms, located about five miles from the Longmont distillery; malted barley is sourced from Loveland’s Root Shoot Malting. Distilling takes place in the handsome copper alembic pot stills Wallace built; aging took more than two years in new American oak barrels; and Wallace took two weeks to proof the rye down to its potent-yet-sippable 47 percent ABV using Eldorado spring water.
It’s a rich, spicy whiskey, with aromas of cinnamon, hazelnut, and burnt orange peels. Sweet and smooth with a noticeable kick, there are toffee and dark fruit notes on the palate; a world of flavor opens up with a splash of water or an ice cube,” writes Denise Mickelson of 5280 Magazine.
Learn more about what went into the local third-anniversary spirit in the latest story from 5280 Magazine.