291 Colorado Whiskey

Founded in 2011
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.
291 Colorado Whiskey Flavor Spiraltm
  • mint
  • caramel
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate
  • maple
  • vanilla
  • salty
  • spicy
  • cocoa
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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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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.

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This award-winning small batch distillery is nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 291 Colorado Whiskey was founded by Michael Myers in 2011, a New York City fashion photographer he 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.

His small batch line is "Handmade the Colorado Way," distilled from customized mashbills inspired by Sazerac’s Thomas H. Handy Rye (Myers’ favorite Whiskey), finished with wood staves found in the mountains above his home.

The locally sourced grain is milled from scratch, and open air fermented. They use a distinctive “El Paso County Process,” that adds notes of citrus and hops, and is completely unique to 291 Colorado Whiskey.

Myer’s original photogravure plated pot still currently acts as a doubler, and all 291 Colorado Spirit is triple-distilled through a 300 gallon pot still.
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