MASH BILL: HIGH RYE WITH BARLEY. APPEARANCE: GOLDEN AMBER AGED: CHARRED OAK BARREL INGREDIENTS: RYE AND BARLEY
NOSE: AROMAS OF OAK, DARK FRUIT AND LIGHT CARAMEL WITH A HINT OF CINNAMON PALATE: SPICY, FULL BODIED, TOUCH OF TOFFEE FINISH: DRY FINISH WITH LINGERING SPICE AND OAK NOTES
Global Spirits Competition: Double Gold North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition: Gold Denver International Spirits Festival: Silver Jim Murray's 2018 Whiskey Bible rating: 94 points
A Lil Pick Me Up
1 oz 10th Mountain Rye 1 oz Absinthe 1 oz Sweet Vermouth dash Peychude Bitters Shake all ingredients, strain and serve up
Ten Stories High
1/2 oz lemon juice 2 oz 10th Mountain Rye 1/2 oz 10th Mountain Moonshine 1/4 oz St. Germain 1.5 oz blueberry basil simple syrup 1/2 oz egg white basil sprig, orange bitters, ice, lemon Combine ingredients in shaker over ice. Shake fore 30 seconds, strain and pout into a low ball or martini glass. Garnish with a fresh basil sprig.
The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is Vail, Colorado’s premier distillery, crafting spirits from locally sourced ingredients in the name of the mountain lifestyle that was influenced by the original 10th Mountain soldiers.
The patriotic men of the 10th brought diversity, courage, and hope to the Rocky Mountains when they arrived in the 1940’s to train just a few miles south of what is now Vail.
They were part of the greatest generation of men, wanting to make each day count and each day better than the last. The mentality they had was strong after being shaped from the rigors of mountain warfare, their ego’s humble.