291 Colorado Small Batch Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery 291 Colorado Whiskey
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American white oak barrels
  • Alcohol 50.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • chocolate
  • salty
  • mint
  • maple
  • oak
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • dried fruit
  • apricot

291 Colorado Whiskey

291 Colorado Small Batch Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 50.8%)
Price $73.99

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Character Goatson
A Rye to die for.

You remember Michael Myers. Masked face, coveralls, chases Jamie Lee Curtis around with a knife? Well, this one has nothing to do with any of that. This Michael Meyers was a photographer working in New York City. But before that, he was a country boy raised in the rolling, Whiskey-soaked hills of Tennessee and Georgia. After the events of 9/11 he left the big city and returned to the country — this time the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at the edge of Colorado Springs. In 2011, he built his first still using old photographic copper plates from his previous life and started making Whiskey. And to carry forward the character of his new country home the small-batch Whiskeys from Distillery 291 are finished with wood staves found in the mountains above his home. He calls it, "Handmade the Colorado Way."

His flagship expression — the Small Batch Colorado Rye Whiskey — is crafted using a signature mash bill of malted rye and corn, pot-distilled, aged for at least a year in American white oak barrels, then finished with toasted Colorado aspen staves they source from their neighbor. The fashion-photographer-turned-whiskey-maker sure is proving all those doubting Toms wrong — this release alone has won several gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and World Whiskies Awards, among others.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery 291 Colorado Whiskey
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American white oak barrels
  • Alcohol 50.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark brown

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is super-rich with dark chocolate, dried fruit, apricots, raspberries, and a touch of spice, especially cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Intense, well-balanced, and unique, this rye has notes of salted chocolate, mint, oak, maple, and baking spices on the palate.

Finish
The finish is long and a rich sweetness lingers along with pleasant dark chocolate overtones. 
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  • chocolate
  • salty
  • mint
  • maple
  • oak
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • dried fruit
  • apricot
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Their distinctive “El Paso County Process,” was actually an accident where Bristol IPA Beer spilled onto the mash resulting in distinctive flavors of citrus and hops tea. Now every batch of mash gets a dose.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
291 Whiskey is Western as it gets, the leather and cork label inspired by the old days when cowboys hauled wagons full of nitroglycerin across the Wild West.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Their distinctive “El Paso County Process,” was actually an accident where Bristol IPA Beer spilled onto the mash resulting in distinctive flavors of citrus and hops tea. Now every batch of mash gets a dose.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
291 Whiskey is Western as it gets, the leather and cork label inspired by the old days when cowboys hauled wagons full of nitroglycerin across the Wild West.
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