Sip and Savor this Award-Winning Whiskey - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

Sip and Savor this Award-Winning Whiskey

Colorado Springs is known for its craft brew and distillery scene. With over 30 breweries and distilleries to choose from, you’ll always find a beverage that satisfies your palate. With award-winning beverages, Distillery 291 is the perfect spot for the whiskey connoisseur.

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 names 291 “E” Colorado Bourbon Whiskey Aged 333 Days the U.S. Micro Whiskey of the Year (runner-up). The esteemed publication, which samples whiskeys from around the world including storied 100-year-old brands, awarded the winning 291 whiskey 96 points and hailed it as “exceptional, enthralling, eclectic, engrossing, engaging, edifying, enticing, entirely extraordinary . . . encore!”

A leading player on the world’s whiskey stage, Murray praised the 291 spirits and expertise, noting, “That a distillery can produce a young rye malt whiskey of this standard and something as magnificent as their 333 days bottling shows that Distillery 291 are way up there among the elite of the U.S. micro-distillery movement.”

Michael Myers, founder of Distillery 291, was proud of the recognition, commenting “we are truly honored” and that “it is particularly gratifying for our Colorado whiskeys to receive acclaim across multiple recipes and releases, and now over the course of several years.”  Distillery 291 has now earned six Liquid Gold designations since its first submission in 2012.  

Founded in 2011 in Colorado Springs, Distillery 291 crafts grain-to-barrel-to-bottle whiskeys that honor great American traditions of whiskey-making while also paying tribute to the Rocky Mountain West by finishing its hallmark whiskeys with staves from Colorado aspen trees. Stop in for a tour and tasting flight. 

Find a full list of celebrated craft brewers and distillers throughout the region.