10th Mountain Bourbon Whiskey
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  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • honey
  • smooth
  • toasted
  • nutty
  • soft
  • lingering

The 10th Mountain Whiskey

10th Mountain Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 46%)
Price $59.99

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A Bourbon star was born in Colorado.

Ah, Colorado. The Rockies. Fancy ski centers. Breathtakingly beautiful nature. And a growing hub of craft distilleries that are giving the rest of the country’s distilleries plenty to worry about. 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company from the ski town of Vail is one of them. It was named after the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division that arrived in the 1940s to train a few miles outside of Vail so they would be prepared for the harsh climate of the Italian Alps. Based in Camp Hale, they were later deployed to Italy's Apennines Mountains to battle the German army in WWI. (Spoiler alert: they did more than well.) A tribute to the soldiers’ bravery and the mountain lifestyle, the distillery launched an excellent range of Spirits that include Bourbon, Rye, Brandy, Vodka, Cordial, and Moonshine.

10th Mountain Bourbon Whiskey starts with a mash bill of 75% corn. It’s made exclusively from locally-sourced Colorado grain. This dram is proof that good Bourbon doesn’t need to be made in Kentucky. The palate is smooth and medium-bodied, packed with flavors of toasted nuts, vanilla, oak, and honey. And it’s got the awards to show it, too. The notorious Jim Murray of the Whiskey Bible awarded it 92 points and then there’s also Gold from Global Spirits Competition, Gold from North American and Bourbon Competition, Gold from Denver International Spirits Festival.

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet with vanilla, oak, and honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and medium-bodied with toasted nuts, vanilla, oak.

Finish
Sweet and medium-long with lingering vanilla.

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  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • honey
  • smooth
  • toasted
  • nutty
  • soft
  • lingering
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
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