What do we mean by The Return of Real? It’s pretty simple. The Return of Real means getting back to making something good, honest and true. By doing things the right way, the hard way, if that’s what it takes to make it better. And not relying on legal loopholes and tricks of the marketing trade to say our spirits are something they’re not.
Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, Colorado hardly needs an introduction. The award-winning restaurant is well- known for their outstanding Italian-inspired cuisine, comprehensive wine list and exquisite ambiance.
OK, for a small valley in the Colorado Rockies, we know how to make good booze — not just drink it. Need proof? Woody Creek Distillers’ Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey was recently awarded the double gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Woody Creek Distillers is the first distillery to receive back-to-back double gold awards for a rye whiskey and a vodka (its 100 percent Potato Vodka took top honors in 2015).
Woody Creek Distillers (WCD) Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey has been awarded the double gold medal at the prestigious 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Woody Creek Distillers is the first distillery to receive back-to-back double gold awards for a rye whiskey and a vodka. The Colorado-based distillery won double gold at the San Francisco competition for their Woody Creek 100% Potato Vodka in 2015.
Only last week a panel of expert judges convened for the annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition—arguably the most prestigious and analytical booze assembling in the States.
Woody Creek Distillers is a top shelf sponsor at Arizona Cocktail Week coming up this month, Feb. 13-21. The week includes over 30 different seminars, tastings and dinners with national and international bar royalty.
X Games Aspen returns to Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain for the world’s best action sports on snow featuring Woody Creek Distillers’ (WCD) locally made, genuine craft spirits at the event. Guests attending X Games Aspen can enjoy Woody Creek Distillers’ award winning spirits at the VIP Lounge and Platinum Suites all weekend.
Most visitors to Aspen never leave manage to leave the slopes or the fancy bars that nuzzle up to them.
Today is a bit of a change up from what we usually do, it’s a switch over to a gin. I do focus on Whiskey, but I come across other spirits that I love, and this is one of them.
Even for a professional booze writer, keeping up with all the new spirits coming out can be a challenge.
In the winter months, Colorado residents and tourists flock to the state’s world-class ski resorts on the weekends—battling traffic and paying higher hotel rates for in-demand lodging on the doorstep of any operating ski lift.
Woody Creek Distillers caught our eye a couple years ago when we first sampled their once-distilled 100% potato vodka.
Ah! The crisp fall air has finally arrived and here at Swig, we’re looking for warmer cocktails and interesting small batch liquors to warm up chilly days or spice up the night. We’ve scoured from coast-to-coast and discovered some interesting, high-quality and tasty small batch spirits.
Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic rendezvous, rowdy last call or local craft spirit, these places have elevated bar-keeping to an art form.
When you think of vodka, you're probably not picturing Colorado—unless, say, Colorado, Russia is an actual place—but lo and behold, that’s where the best vodka in the world is produced. Yes, really.
The slopes are calling, Jetsetters. Here’s everything you need to know about ski season 2015–16, from flight news and mountain town intel to tips for maximizing your time and money.
Mark Kleckner of Woody Creek Distillery credits ingredients and methodology for the great taste of his spirits. Both the distillery’s vodka and its reserve vodka are made with potatoes, often within 48 hours of being picked, so the tubers retain their moisture.
Aspen, Colorado-based Woody Creek Distillery already won me over when they explained the theoretical possibility that drinking their high-end, single-distilled vodka could impart a bit of Hunter S. Thompson’s very real self.
As we approach one of the most celebratory seasons of the year, we rounded up 12 of the most impressive bottles—from tequila in crystal decanters to quarter century-aged rum—to ensure your at-home bar is ready to entertain.
Poland, watch out. Or rejoice. A young Colorado distillery has earned a big name for itself in the world of vodka.
Denver, Boulder, Aspen and Colorado Springs offer easy access to farm-fresh culinary options and these well-established mountain communities are also heralded for their abundance of craft breweries, wineries and distilleries. With the range of options available, planners should have no problem organizing an exploratory outing or social event to fit the tastes of any group.
The annual summit of all-star chefs, sommeliers, industry leaders and culinary obsessed consumers, Aspen Food & Wine Classic, lived up to its most recent accolade as "America's Hottest Festival" from AdWeek.
When it comes to making spirits, smaller does not necessarily mean better – in fact it usually means worse.
Woody Creek Distillers National Brand Ambassador Sean Kenyon's Williams & Graham, Named Best Bar in America at the Spirited Awards.
How two engineers—along with rarefied potatoes, Colorado water, and the finest distilling equipment—are redefining vodka.
Woody Creek Distillers, located in Basalt took home gold at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Big Shots GalaMORELESS
Join us Thursday, May 26 at 5:30pm at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa for our 7th annual Big Shots Gala and Awards Ceremony. Our biggest fundraiser of the year brings together over 350 guests to enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and exciting dinner program which celebrates our Bigs and Littles of the Year as well as our Community Partners.
Tales of the Cocktail: First Sip: So Good When It Hits Your Lips! presented by Woody Creek DistillersMORELESS
Your first sip at the 14th Annual Tales of the Cocktail should be sensational, so be sure to plan your registration hours to coincide with a refreshing Hibiscus Collins Woody Creek Gin Cocktail created on site by 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Winning Best Bartender and owner of Williams & Graham, Sean Kenyon. Stop by and sample thorough our portfolio of hand crafted, batch distilled, #returnofreal spirits! https://talesofthecocktail.com/
Tales of the Cocktail: Booze, Brass & Burlesque presented by Woody Creek DistillersMORELESS
They say you can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you.
Kick off your Tales experience by immersing yourself in the best New Orleans has to offer all in one sensational tasting room – classic big easy cocktails, a boisterous brass band and the sultry styling’s of NOLA’s own Bustout burlesque performers. We at Woody Creek Distillers like keepin’ it real – real spirits, real distilling, real New Orleans. Come join national brand ambassador Sean Kenyon, Master Distiller David Matthews and Owner Mark Kleckner as we celebrate #TheReturnOfReal in New Orleans – in true Crescent City style!
We will be featuring cocktail creations by 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award Winning Best Bartender and owner of Williams & Graham Sean Kenyon, sampling our farm to bottle batch distilled spirits paired with classic creole cuisine – and who could forget – the entertainment!
Long after the tasting rooms close and the seminars end, you’ll head home with a ‘tale’ from the big easy you won’t want to miss! https://talesofthecocktail.com/