A high-rye Bourbon from The World’s Highest Distillery.
Based high in Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an altitude of 9600 feet, Breckenridge Distillery calls themselves “The World’s Highest Distillery.” And yes, we are pretty sure that the irony is intended. If you took a hard look at their impressive range of product offerings and more than 2 dozen awards — including winning “Distillery of the Year”… twice — you might think that they have been around a long time. But Bryan Nolt founded the place in 2007. That makes their achievements even more impressive.
One of their signature products — and arguably one of their best sellers — is Breckenridge Bourbon. The first thing that a Bourbon fan might notice is that this is a blend… but don’t let that throw you. They mash and distill a lot of Bourbon in house and blend it with other high-rye, straight Bourbons from Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.
They are pursuing flavor, and they get it for sure in this deeply hued dram with a luscious mouth-feel. What's the secret of the superior texture? According to Bryan, it's all about the pure, mineralized, snow-melt water that they have in abundance and use for distillation and proofing.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Breckenridge Bourbon
Carmel. Strong front great finish.
Not a big bourbon drinker, but enjoyed this one. A little spicy, sweet, with a nice finish.
Yes Smooth, Yes full bodied, Yes Spicy, Yes Warm! Breckenridge makes three ice cubes taste awesome!
Smooth, rich and carmely. Neat.
Smooth. Notes of pine, lightly sweet. Drinkable. Like Basil Hayden's
This is a good bourbon. Great smell. I believe it to be a tad on the spicy side for a bourbon, however.
I am not much for Bourbon. It was sweet, it was fine.
Pretty smooth, not as sweet as I thought it would be for a bourbon. Good flavor
Not as flavorful as past bourbons, drier. Mixed 50/50
Love this bourbon. If you happen to be in Breckenridge, do the after hours private tour. up to 10 people for $100 and you get a better tasting period than the free tour, you won't regret it!
Great flavor and just the right amount of after hit.
Exceptionally smooth, rich and warm.
Good taste. Thank you
Liked it! Smooth and light.
Breckenridge bourbon is a nice easy going bourbon. Great on the rocks, or with a little water. Sweet, a little vanilla and spice - but be aware that it has a little astringency. I like to sip on this, with some food.
I would definitely consider picking up a bottle of this.
Loved this bourbon! Fantastic sweet flavor!
Was a really good bourbon
Nothing stood out.
Good taste, a hint of vanilla, good from start to finish.
Good taste, little spice, very nice finish.
Good taste, smell of vanilla, little spicy at first, but had a good finish to it.
Nice afterbite, slight smoke, earthy and tasty
Solid bourbon - a bit hot, but good vanilla/cherry notes from the barrel. Not a lot of malt.
Great bourbon....hints of vanilla are quickly smelled and tasted. Smooth and delicious.
I enjoyed this bourbon. It had a nice flavor and spice. I have had better but still a good choice.
Middle of the road. Good. Nothing special.
I liked it. I could taste roasted and toasted aspects of it. Some spicy notes were tasted as an after. A bit of vanilla, but nothing much could be discerned well.
Rich bourbon flavor and smooth.
Agree with other reviewers that it's flavorful, but the honey doesn't mix well with the other flavors and it ends up tasting like bitter cough syrup. There is a bite, albeit a small one. Will not be buying again.
Really flavorful, sweet and delicious
Rich taste and smooth. This is my go to bourbon to use in cooking, espcially Thanksgiving ham!
Loved it, very smooth.
Very smooth, just the right amount of heat, not too harsh. Pleasant to drink.
Great flavor with nice spicey notes to give a good kick!
Not bad; good level of sweetness, not too much, little burn; nice smell
Was smooth and flavorful. Had the right amount of burn for me.
It burns at the end.
Smooth at first. Burns at end. Sweet in a vanilla way. Too coarse of a burn for me.
Very smooth drink. Felt thin in the flavor and finish. Honestly felt a little like a Candian in the finish.
It was ok. Not the best I’ve had.
Decent but not special
This is an incredibly unique and interesting bourbon. Flavors of raison bread, honey, butter, and yeast float on my tongue. Truly a stand out in the crowd.
Smooth, great notes, flavors, very enjoyable and pleasant. This could work it’s way to a new favorite of mine.
I found this smooth, unique, and with a touch of apple and cinnamon spice near the end. Definitely a well put together bourbon whiskey.
I found it smooth and relaxed.
Very smooth, personally it beats those on the Kenturcky Bourbon Trail.
Great, smooth and tasty.
Very nice for a bourbon. Much more like a rye. Smooth, pleasant nose. Smooth finish
Spicy notes with a clean finish and a KICK!
I liked it but still for me not as full as I like. Would I buy it again, probably. Smooth, lacked in flavor or heat that I like.
Excellent, so smooth
Love it especially with peach tea
Very smooth. I will buy again.
Have the 105 proof in my bar right now. It's FANTASTIC!!!!
Not as smooth and flavorful as other Colorado Whiskeys. Proofing is questionable as the bottle I purchased locally (Colorado) had froze. I put it in the freezer to enjoy it cold with a little water without diluting it too much. Both Stranahans and Tina Cup held up much better and proved to be superior in every respect. Tin Cup gets the edge over Strana hans due to pricing. (Stranahans was the best Whiskey but at a 40% premium it fell to the very good Tin Cup). Save your money on this one.
Smooth and enjoyable, goes great with a Cigar.
Smooth but no memorable flavor.
This is an incredibly easy drinking Bourbon. Sweeter than some, and lacking the heat that you get from many.
Really enjoyed it
Smooth and mellow. One of my favorites.
I thought it was made in the same barrel as Jack Daniels and tasted better with dr.pepper flavored ice cubes.
Loved it. One of my absolute favorites!
I'm not well versed in bourbon, but I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It was very mellow, lacked the bite others have. I purchased this or my wife and she enjoyed it as well.
A little different from the others but its one on my top shelf.
This bourbon warmed me all the way down to the tip of my toes! It was strong but not overwhelming, with a nice spicy flavor.
One of my favorite whiskeys for the price point. As Daniel said, takes a but to get all the flavors.
I drank this stuff up so quick I hardly remember it. If that is anything to base an opinion on....it was great, judgement passed! Thumbs up!
I completely agree with Daniel. After a few drams over the last week, I've noticed the flavors have become much clearer. I can definitely taste the clarity that the water from Rocky Mountain snowmelt contributes to the blend. This bourbon needs a lot of oxygen to be fully appreciated. It's no High West, but it's still delicious.
Decent. A bit flat.
Good, but hard to pin down flavors and aroma. I would recommend it, but don't expect to really get it on your first drink.