With the rising popularity of classic cocktails and the resurgence of cocktail culture in general, comes the desire to really know a thing or two about the spirits that fill one’s glass. Thanks to the tours offered by Santa Fe Spirits, the Southwest’s pre-eminent artisan distillery, travelers can get a glimpse behind the scenes of all five of its award-winning spirits.
Santa Fe Spirits is a respectively small distillery located in Santa Fe New Mexico. It was founded in 2010 by Englishman and whiskey connoisseur, Colin Keegan, with the idea of using local grown ingredients to create high-quality liquors. Specializing in hand-crafted spirits designed to express and accentuate the essence of the southwest, Santa Fe spirits offers guests a flavorful touring and tasting experience.
A tour of Santa Fe Spirits’ main distillery (7 miles from downtown Santa Fe) includes a sampling of five spirits – Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey, Expedition Vodka, Santa Fe Apple Brandy, Wheeler’s Gin and Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey. During the tour, you’ll also hear interesting stories and find new discoveries, like how the soon-to-be-released Atapiño Whiskey matures in a 25-gallon barrel for months, mixed with local piñons and Ponderosa sap and sugar.
After savoring passionately crafted spirits, break away and relax at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, which offers a Santa Fe Spirits hotel package. With a style infusing Northern New Mexico design and comfortable amenities, your stay will prove to be the perfect mixture of comfort and luxury. You can even try delicious cocktails made with Santa Fe Spirits Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar.
Visiting Santa Fe? Consider booking a Santa Fe Sprits Distillery Tour Package at Hotel Chimayo today!