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THL: What is it?
Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey is a jack-of-all-trades, as comfortable straight out of a flask atop a mountain, opened-up with a little snowmelt, or mixed into a cocktail. At 86 proof, it’s a little on the hot side with a wildly spicy and long lasting flavor, attributed to the mineral-rich water.
THL: Why should you try it?
At 9,600 feet, Breckenridge Distillery is the highest in the world. The mineral-rich snowmelt water used for proofing gives this hooch a richness and depth of flavor hard to find at lower altitudes.
A hearty dose of rye plays a large role in this bourbon, with yellow corn making up the rest and finished with just a touch of malted barley. It is then aged for 2-3 years in American Oak. The high rye content has this bourbon leaning towards the spicy rye spectrum and will certainly please rye whiskey fans. If you are looking for a smooth, subtle, velvety sweet bourbon, this is not your drink. If you like an oaky, woodsy, spicy cinnamon, tongue-tingling flavor, this hooch is for you.
THL: Who makes it?
Breckenridge Distillery, the highest distillery in the world, makes bourbon, malt whiskey, spiced whiskey, liqueurs, vodka, infusions, and their own line of bitters. Looking for distillers who know good cocktails? Look no further.
THL: What does it taste like?
sweet rose water, mineral finish
THL: How should you drink it?
Mixologist Kelly Slagle of Tribeca Terroir, NY crafted a cocktail that reminder the distillers of riding the ski lifts through the pines for a day of playing in the powder.
1-1/2 ounce Breckenridge Bourbon
3/4 ounce Grapefruit Juice
1/2 ounce Lillet Rouge
1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 Rosemary Sprig
Add first 4 ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15-30 seconds. Strain into wine glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with rosemary sprig.