95 Proof (ABV 47.5%)
Syntax’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a Colorado craft bourbon made grain-to-glass from local corn, wheat, barley, and pure Poudre River whitewater. Each batch is barrel aged for at least two years in full-size 53 gallon whisky barrels, to produce a richer, more flavorful spirit than rapid-aging in small barrels.
Syntax’s bourbon won two gold medals at both the 2015 and 2017 Wizards of Whisky awards in the UK. The Beverage Tasting Institute rates our bourbon 89 points (among the very best craft whiskies!) and offers this description: “Light amber color. Aromas of caramelized nuts, apricot granola, waxy honeycomb, and candy corn with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and zesty, peppery spice, dried fruit, dusty grain, and mineral finish with lots of warmth. A brashly flavorful young bourbon that will add fruit character to whisky cocktails; try in an old fashioned."
Each product we create has a delicious taste and unique character that honors the origin of the spirit.
Syntax was one of only a handful of distilleries in Colorado when we opened in 2010. From the beginning, we decided to make authentic grain-to-glass craft spirits.
Since then, we’ve made every Syntax product in our handmade stills, and have never used neutral grain spirits or blended Syntax products with base spirits from other distillers. We hold ourselves to the standard of producing nothing but the highest quality craft spirits every day.
We source all of our grain from trusted farmers within 100 miles of our distillery, and our sugar cane molasses as locally as possible — from Florida. We also reduce, reuse, and recycle in every possible way that we can think of.
When you buy a bottle of Syntax Precision Spirits, you know that it’s truly handcrafted, unique, and made right in Colorado.
Heather is a chemical-mechanical-software engineer and writer who enjoys lots of outdoor sports like whitewater kayaking, cycling, running, and swimming. She also loves fixing and building stuff…like entire distilleries from scratch. She has the glamorous job of not only running the company full-time, but also being covered in grain dust and/or mash most days as the head distiller.
Jeff is an atmospheric scientist by trade, and Syntax’s cocktail mixmaster by destiny. Jeff started slinging cocktails at age 7 at his father Mel’s gala holiday parties, and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to mixing some mean cocktails, he helps out with the enormous amount of record-keeping necessary to run a distillery, keeps going to his “real” science job, and has a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido…don’t mess with him.
Gustav, Ginger, and Dubs, The Furry Staff
Gustav is the OG distillery cat, and he’s been with us from the beginning. Formerly a feral cat, he’s a spectacular hunter known as Orangeface Killah to the mice that attempt to mess with our local grain. Gustav has self-domesticated nearly flawlessly, and is easily our best-known employee with his image on two of our whisky bottles. In 2018, Gustav was gifted with a tiny orange deputy, Ginger, who’s still a kitten but growing up in Gustav’s very own image. Their sidekick, Dubs the little white dog, showed up on the doorstep of the distillery a few Decembers ago and never left, apparently being dumped somewhere nearby as a puppy. We think that he’s a chiweenie and he thinks that he’s a working dog…though his personal definition of work is a bit suspect since it largely involves cuddling with the cats, being petted by bar customers, and receiving treats from tender-hearted souls.
(2015) Wizards of Whiskey Awards - Gold
(2017) Wizards of Whiskey Awards - Gold
(2014) MicroLiquor International Spirits Award- Bronze
(2012) Beverage Tasting Institute - Silver Medal 89 Points
Aromas of caramelized nuts, apricot granola, waxy honeycomb, and candy corn with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and zesty, peppery spice, dried fruit, dusty grain, and mineral finish with lots of warmth. A brashly flavorful young bourbon that will add fruit character to whisky cocktails; try in an old fashioned.”
1 shot of Syntax Bourbon, Splash of Maple Syrup, 3 dashes of chocolate bitters, Scorched Orange Rind.
1 shot of Whiskey, 1 shot of Orangecello, 2 shots of Cranberry Juice, 1 dash of Bitters. Shake with ice and strain.