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We escape from Kentucky to get high with our Bourbon friends from the “The World’s Highest Distillery” which is in Breckenridge, Colorado (at 9600 feet above sea level). Fortunately for us, they have Bourbon whiskey.

Again fortunately, they’re in New Orleans this week for Tales of the Cocktail 2011.‘s Tom Fischer joins friends Breckenridge Distillery at the “Meet the Craft Distiller” event. One of our favorite discoveries was both the Breckenridge Bourbon and the Breckenridge Vodka. Watch the video segment above, read our reviews below and go find these spirits in Colorado, Illinois, and coming soon to Texas, Arkansas and other markets.

Watch for more updates on their continued roll out and we’ll continue to keep you posted too.

Now, “Get Some ALTITUDE” and review this with us…

Breckenridge VodkaBreckenridge Vodka Review

Distillery: Breckenridge Distillery, Breckenridge, Colorado

Color: Clear

Notes:  Bronze Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011. Natural snow-melt, drained through acres of mineral rich soil and stone from 14,000 ft elevation.

Nose: Soft sweetness of the grain and mildy floral.

Taste: Whoaa..I’ve drank a lot vodkas by every distiller from those who have been in the business hundreds of years to those who just got started last year. This vodka stands in it’s own class with character, depth and flavor. What’s even better is that it is not a flavored vodka. So for the rest of you vodkas that have nothing but alcohol, heat and grain to show, go home.

Breckenridge Vodka brings it for the mixologist with clear, clean and creamy flavors lemon and mild coconut due to a slow filtration over strips of charcoaled coconut shells.

You can almost taste the snow.

Finish: Light, crisp, and refreshing.

Breckenridge Bourbon ReviewBreckenridge Bourbon Review

Proof: 86 Proof, 43% ABV

Distillery: Breckenridge Distillery, Breckenridge, Colorado

Color: Light to medium Amber

Notes: Silver Medal at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Nose: Bit of sweetness, vanilla with moderate touches of oak.

Taste: Light entry gives way to pleasant oak complimented by a slightly creamy and delicious Bourbon whiskey. The taste is down to Earth, literally because the water source from this snowmelt is reflected in the light mouthfeel and texture. Hints of apple pie and baking spices.

The “Highest Distillery in the World” is more great slogan, it is clear that the fine Breckenridge snow-melt water contributes to flavor in this Bourbon and helps to make it one of this one of most deliciously straightforward Bourbons we’ve found in a while at

Finish: The high rye recipe gives some bold spice as you near the finish




Review by‘s Tom Fischer. Video Filmed and edited by Avi Glick. Photo below by David Watson

Tom tastes Breckenridge Bourbon for the first time at Tales of the Cocktail 2011, yes this face means he is impressed

Tom tastes Breckenridge Bourbon for the first time at Tales of the Cocktail 2011, yes this face means he is impressed


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