A Chat With Breckenridge Distillery
Beyond The Après Podcast
Fat Washing with Breckenridge Distillery
Rich and Halley sit down and stir it up with Jessie Unruh, the director of marketing at Breckenridge Distillery, and their liquid chef, Billie Keithly. While mixing up and drinking two of Breckenridge Distillery’s famous cocktails, we learn more about their award winning spirits, their love of backcountry après ski, and why visitors find the “world’s highest distillery” so special. There is also some interesting talk of fat washing breakfast meats for cocktails and some hilarious shot ski stories. Don’t miss Rich’s boozy outro outtake.
About Breckenridge Distillery
The Breckenridge Distillery is the “World’s Highest Distillery”. Founded in 2008, the Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. Breckenridge Bourbon is one of the most highly awarded crafted bourbons; 4x winner of Best American Blended (2016, 17, 18, and 2019) from the World Whiskies Awards and Bourbon of the Year in 2011 at the Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition, and 2019 Colorado Distillery of the Year at the New York Int’l Spirits Competition. In 2018, Breckenridge Distillery won the coveted Icons of Whisky for Brand Innovator of the Year.
Since coming online in 2008 and releasing its first vodka and bourbon three years later, Breckenridge Distillery has quickly become an award-winning producer of fine spirits, being designated one of the top three bourbons in the U.S. How it all came to be, however, stems from a mix of just the right ingredients, a hint of luck and a deep love for quality whiskey.
“Philosophically for me, quality is the only thing that matters,” says Nolt. “If you want to have quality in whiskey, there’s so much heritage that you just can’t ignore.”
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