Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 291 is an award-winning small batch distillery. Founded in 2011 by a New York City fashion photographer Michael Myers who migrated to the Old West, moving to Colorado Springs.
Growing up on a rural family farm in Georgia and Tennessee, Myers had the inspiration to create 291 Colorado Whiskey on the exact date of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Myers' previous life as a photographer permeates his newfound love for distilling, building his first still in 2011 using old photographic copper plates from his previous life to start making Whiskey.
"Handmade the Colorado Way" the line of small-batch Whiskeys from Distillery 291 are finished with wood staves found in the mountains above his home.