From touring the award-winning spirit’s production facility to indulging in world-class cuisine, Breckenridge Distillery is truly an adventure for the senses.
Whether you have time for the full experience at the Distillery on Airport Road, or you’re simply curious about tasting its award-winning spirits while strolling Main Street, the Distillery makes it easy, fun and delicious to discover what it’s all about. Here are 10 ways you can experience the Breckenridge Distillery.
1. Dinner at Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant
**Note, the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Oct 1st. Check the website to stay up to date on changes with Restaurant hours.
2. Sunday Distillery Tours
Every Sunday, guests are taken on a behind-the scenes tour of the Breckenridge Distillery’s production facility. This abbreviated tour starts by tasting their award-winning Breckenridge Vodka and Breckenridge Gin in their original production facility. Their expert guides will take guests on an hour-long tour and finish up the experience with a tasting of their Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey. Tours are $35/person, reservation only and include a signature Glen Carin tasting glass. Learn more about Breckenridge Distillery’s experiences.
3. After Hours Tours
Breckenridge Distillery offers guests a VIP experience during their After Hours Tours. Use your senses to experience the inner workings of how these hand-crafted spirits go from grain to bottle while learning about the history of whiskey and how the distillery was founded. Guests also have the opportunity to try spirits that have yet to be released to the public. Tours begin at 5:00 p.m and 6:15 p.m. Weds-Sat by reservation only. Book a tour here.
If it’s edible, chances are Liquid Chef Billie Keithley has made a cocktail out of it. And that’s one of the reasons she loves working for the Distillery so much “They never put a cap on my creativity,” Keithley said. “I’m thinking about cocktails all the time — my inspiration comes from everywhere.” Because of the Distillery’s special liquor license, Keithley can’t go out and buy spirits and cordials elsewhere, so she creates them herself. Products like amaros, bitters, vermouth and liqueurs are all made in-house. “Which means we can put our own twists on them,” she said.
Keithley and Bar Manager Griffin Bovich are creating schnapps, shrubs, syrups and juices, among other fresh products, for every specialty cocktail. Popular menu staples include the Obi Wan Old Fashioned, made with Breckenridge Port Cask Whiskey.
5. The Founder’s Lab
Nerd out with our distillers and become a master blender for a few magical hours. Breckenridge Distillery’s distillers are experts in nosing, flavor categorization and pairing substrates together to create a whole that far exceeds the expected sum of its parts. Guests will be taught to break down aggregate flavors while building a whiskey blend complete with mouth feel and finish. You will hand bottle your creation and complete the experience with a customized label.
If you just want to taste our spirits, book a High-end Flight where you can taste through some of the Distillery’s most sought after spirits and other spirits that not yet been released to the public (when available). Now open, reservations required.
6. Happy Hour at Breckenridge Distillery
After getting your turns in on the mountain, head to the Breckenridge Distillery for a newly-extended Happy Hour available as soon as the restaurant opens. Enjoy crafted cocktail deals, small bites, and more! Make a Reservation. Happy Hour is served Weds-Sun 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Note, the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Oct 1st. Check the website to stay up to date on changes with Restaurant hours.
The Breckenridge Distillery offers one of the most highly awarded craft bourbons on the market and you can try it for free. Guests are offered two complimentary samples from a limited menu and have the option to upgrade their tasting to try their high end spirits. A great way to explore their award-winning line of hooch. Tastings are available at the Main Street Tasting Room or the Breckenridge Distillery on Airport Road. They are on a first come, first serve basis starting daily at 11 a.m.
8. Private Dinners in the Founders Lab
This intimate dining experience in the Distillery’s Founders Lab is an experience like none other. Parties of up to 30 people can reserve the private room featuring old barn wood and aging barrels, all while next to the phase one production area. This exclusive, private dining area comes with a personal wait staff and can be used for families, micro-conferences, executive meetings, or small parties. Book a reservation by visiting our website or fill out an inquiry on our website.
9. Main Street Tasting Room in downtown Breckenridge
In the heart of downtown Breckenridge, get a taste of not only the Distillery’s spirits but also a taste of what the Breckenridge Distillery is all about. Enjoy complimentary tastings, upgraded tastings, Cask Finished Whiskey flights and coming soon, a 15-year Barrel-aged Manhattan. Visit the Main Street Tasting Room at 137 S. Main St. in the Blue River Plaza. Open daily at 11 a.m.
10. Shop Your Local Retailer and Enjoy from Home
Breckenridge Spirits are available nationwide at your local retailers. Don’t want to leave your house? Get home delivery on your favorite spirits through Caskers or ReserveBar. If you’d like to practice your at-home bartending skills, head to Billie’s Cocktail Lab to get inspired.
Don’t forget…Free shuttle rides
There’s no need to drink and drive when you can drink and ride. The Breckenridge Distillery wants its guests to drink responsibly, which is why it offers a free shuttle for customers with pick-ups and drop-offs anywhere within town limits. The shuttle fits up to 14 people — all you have to do is call the Distillery at (970) 445 8613 to book your ride.