Whiskey Summit

To really begin your adventure into learning about fine whiskey (and rum, vodka, gin and agavé spirits) you need to come to an event like the Whiskey Summit in Estes Park on October 7th. Approximately 40 craft spirits producers from Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming will be represented and each will bring 5-8 of their best products.

If you already know your spirit preference then you are in for a real treat because the distilleries in attendance (check them out at WhiskeySummit.org ) have all done their homework and are producing high-quality spirits. The fun is determining why you like one expression over another. The job of the Brand Ambassadors who serve you is to help you through the process. Ask them what grains go into making their product and what is the recipe. (A recipe in the distilled spirits world is called a Mashbill.) Bourbon, for instance, must be at least 51% corn, generally mixed with a percentage of barley or rye or wheat or all of the above. It is the grain mashbill that begins to build the flavor profile. Begins is the operative word. If you want to learn more specifics about how their product is made, ask the Brand Ambassadors at the Whiskey Summit.

Hope to see you at the Whiskey Summit.


Estes Park Events Complex

Tasting Festival: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bottle Sales 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Distilled Spirits Conference & Expo: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


• Tasting Festival — $50; VIP — $100; No-Alcohol — $10

• Conference & Expo — $150 (includes option for discounted Tasting Festival tickets)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: WhiskeySummit.org

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