84 Proof (ABV 42%)
Boulder Bourbon is an exceptionally unique, Limited Release product that is blended from the distillers pick of only the best barrels of our aged bourbon.
Our distillery in Boulder Colorado has a custom designed and imported Scottish Copper Pot Still. This Scottish Still, due to its wide shape, imparts considerably more flavors than a traditional American column still.
Our mash bill has just enough corn to allow it to be called a Bourbon, but that amount of corn gives the sweetness you would expect. We then use a higher malted barley mash bill than any distillery in the US, a whopping 44%, which gives our Boulder Bourbon a smooth fruity taste.
The malted barley allows the small amount of Rye to shine but a lot of the spiciness is coming from the barrel as is the sweetness.
Speaking of barrels, after handcrafting the bourbon we age our Boulder Bourbon on premise and in New American Oak Barrels with a #3 Char which gives it a dark color.
When you walk into our distillery, or try one of our spirits, we want you to be impressed. We believe in what we produce, and are proud of what goes into the making of each spirit. These spirits are personal to us. This is craft distilling - not mass production. This is true craftsmanship. The art of craft distilling is not a skill one acquires overnight, and there are no shortcuts to hard earned, hands-on experience. Vapor Distillery, formerly Roundhouse Spirits, became the first legal Distillery in Bolder County, Colorado in 2007. Each and every small, handcrafted batch of award winning spirits produced in our Boulder Colorado distillery is made by hand. We first start with pure, local, Colorado Rocky Mountain water sourced from the Arapaho Glacier, then add the finest hand selected botanicals and ingredients specifically chosen for their high quality and taste. In an unassuming garage, with just a simple 3-gallon pot still, Ted Palmer, our Master Distiller, began producing what is now our award winning Boulder Gin. In fact that very same still can be seen in the backroom of our distillery. And while we have grown, that little pot still serves to remind us of our very humble beginnings.
The Distilling experience served Ted well during his Navy tour as a mine field navigator, where he became “The man to go to for a drink”. He made ship-board Bilge Wine, and needless to say a whole lot of friends in the process.
After leaving the Navy, Ted took a brewing job in Washington, and worked his way up quickly, learning a lot along the way about brewing, making beer, and developing a reputation for his damn fine palate for beer and Spirit tasting. His knowledge of the processes of distilling and brewing led to his being sought out for advice on start-up distilleries and breweries.
Ted began distilling with Vapor Distillery (Then Roundhouse Spirits) where he started working on new Gin recipes. Ted has always been a Gin connoisseur, but he wanted to create a new taste. - That recipe eventually became his award-winning, New Western Style Rhok Gin. After that came Ginskey – A Barrel Aged Gin that was recently given the title of “World’s Best Cask Gin” and Double Gold at the prestigious 2015 World Gin Awards in London England. Currently Ted is fine-tuning his recipes for a Navy Strength, a Genever, and a Traditional Dry Gin to add to the Vapor Distillery brand.
Double Gold Boulder Bourbon 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Awards
Bronze Boulder Bourbon 2018 New York International Spirits Competition
Silver Boulder Bourbon 2018 Berlin International Spirits Competition
Double Gold Boulder Bourbon 2015 Great American Spirits Festival - Portland, OR
Cucumber and herb salad with a light smoky teak-wood aroma. Notes of hand rubbed leather and sweet tobacco. Sweet corn flavor with a spicy bite of toasted rye flat bread and nutmeg jam.