Breckenridge Distillery Celebrates 10 Years of PURE. WHISKEY. PASSION

Breckenridge Distillery’s story began when our founder and CEO Bryan Nolt’s passion to make the perfect bottle of whiskey brought him to the same Rocky Mountain water that lured treasure-seeking pioneers the prior century. Just like those Breckenridge pioneers, Bryan found something good-not gold or silver, but perfect mineral-infused water from Colorado snowmelt that would help make whiskey history.

10 years later, we’re still following our passion for producing the best spirits possible. The Breckenridge Distillery has produced innumerable award-winning spirits. Most widely known for their Breckenridge Bourbon, named World’s Best Bourbon by the International Whiskey Competition and Best in Class by Whiskies of the World, Breckenridge Distillery spirits have gained national attention for their flavor, quality, and branding. In 2018, the Breckenridge Distillery was awarded Icons of Whisky: Brand Innovator of the Year by Whisky Magazine.

Beyond its award-winning spirits, the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant [BDR] offers an exceptional dining experience with a menu created by world-renowned Chef David Burke, plus tours and events focusing on all the things that the distillery loves most: food, booze and the outdoors.

Celebrate the Breckenridge Distillery’s 10 year anniversary Sept. 20-22, 2018. Festivities include a pairing dinner which brings together East Coast and West Coast renowned chefs, complimentary tastings of our special release Sauternes Finish Whiskey and a full day of whiskey celebrations at the official 10 Years of PURE.WHISKEY.PASSION Party.


This dinner is SOLD OUT but seats may become available. For inquiries, please email Michael Neff at

When: September 20, 2018, at 6 PM
Where: Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant [BDR]

What: To help Celebrate our 10 year anniversary, Breckenridge Distillery is getting the band back together! BDR Host Chef Richard Calton welcomes longtime colleagues BDR Culinary Ambassador/Super Chef David Burke (EAST: Woodpecker, Tavern 62, BLT Prime) and Chef Peter Armellino (WEST: Michelin Star-Plumed Horse) to the majestic mountain town of Breckenridge to showcase their unique and playful takes on modern-American dishes.

Christopher Curtin from Éclat Chocolate will be on hand to offer Éclat Chocolates made with Breckenridge Distillery spirits and resident Liquid Chef Billie Keithley will be expertly pairing cocktails to perfectly compliment the Chefs’ dishes.

Chefs will offer alternating dishes in a six-course tasting menu at Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant on September 20th at 6 PM. Limited tickets available. Cheers to 10 Years!
Cost: $250/person (standard gratuity + sales tax included). Tickets available 8/27/2018.




When: September 17, 2018, at 11 AM
Where: Breckenridge Distillery + Main Street Tasting Room downtown
What: We are celebrating 10 years of PURE.WHISKEY.PASSION with the Batch 1 release of Sauternes Finish Whiskey. This limited-edition whiskey will be released Sept. 17 at the Breckenridge Distillery and the Main Street Tasting Room exclusively. Join us for two complimentary tastings of the Sauternes Finish Whiskey September 17 & 21, available at either location. Quantities are limited.
Cost: Free


When: September 22, 2018, at 2-9 PM (full schedule below)
Where: Breckenridge Distillery
What: We are officially saluting our 10 year birthday with a day of whiskey-fueled festivities. Events include tours and tastings of our Single Malt Mash Whiskey- The Dark Arts with our founder, Bryan Nolt, Chocolate & Spirits pairing, complimentary tastings of Sauternes Finish, and a cocktail class with Liquid Chef Billie Keithley. Check out the full schedule of events below. Celebrate 10 years of delicious whiskey with the Breckenridge Distillery!!
Cost: Free and ticketed, see schedule and tickets below, family-friendly, must be 21+ to drink

Full Schedule

2:00-2:45 – Behind the scenes tour of our Phase II expansion

In January 2018, we expanded our production facility to keep up with demands for grain-to-bottle. We increased our production capacity by installing a continuous column still giving us the ability to produce 10-times the bourbon. Join our Head Distiller Hans Stafsholt on a behind the scenes tour of our Phase II expansion and learn how this changes the future production for the Distillery.



2:00-4:00 – Live Music: Steepland String Band


3:00-4:00 – Chocolate + Spirits Pairing

Let our experts guide you through an indulgent tasting experience, highlighting our award-winning bourbon, rum, and gin masterfully paired with artisanal chocolates from around the world.



4:30-5:30 – 10th Anniversary Mixology Class

A course that requires you to drink whiskey. Our Liquid Chef Billie Keithley will teach you the techniques to develop delicious, bourbon-forward cocktails.



4:30-6:30 – Live Music: Frisco Funk Collective


6:00-7:30 – History of the Breckenridge Distillery, tour, and Single Malt Mash- Dark Arts tasting

Let our Founder and CEO guide you through the Breckenridge Distillery’s journey to becoming one of the top awarded distilleries in the nation. Get an exclusive look at our production facility and a private tasting of our Single Malt MAsh- Dark Arts in our Grand Barrel Room, home to hundreds of aging barrels.



7:00-9:00 – Live Music: Guerrilla Fanfare

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