In Denver for Stranahan’s Snowflake 2017 Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey Release

Why people queue for days in the cold to get their hands on this limited edition expression

On Saturday 2 December 2017, at 8AM, the doors to Stranahan’s distillery in Denver, Colorado opened to the public for one of the whiskey world’s most exciting annual events. Guests began queuing as early as Wednesday. Tents and sleeping bags wove around the facility, across a parking lot and down the road. This was the release of the 20th iteration of Stranahan’s Snowflake, a limited …

Sophisticated Cannabis Enthusiasts Can Take Weed Sommelier Classes

For cannabis enthusiasts living in Washington DC, Alaska, Colorado or Oregon, several organizations (including the Trichome Institute) are offering marijuana sommelier classes. Students will learn how to differentiate between various strains’ fragrances; “the idea is that every marijuana variety has a unique flower structure and collection of terpenes that produce very specific scents.” Once students can sniff out different fragrances, they can also decipher what …

Voormi Wool Apparel

High-tech performance gear, made and manufactured in Colorado

by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that a warm, comfortable Voormi hoodie is just as weather-protective as a squeaky softshell. Moreover, most of their garments are made in Pagosa Springs, which brings skilled manufacturing jobs to a mountain …

Colorado’s Woody Creek Distillers

Visiting the independently owned, award-winning distillery just outside of Aspen

Only last week a panel of expert judges convened for the annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition—arguably the most prestigious and analytical booze assembling in the States. While the complete results won’t be formally announced until 4 April, it’s already known that Colorado’s independently owned Woody Creek Distillers (located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Aspen) won double gold for one of their newer releases: …

Five Drinks from Aspen’s Apres Ski Cocktail Classic

Hot gin punch, a Bobby Burns and more recipes to warm up with

For its fourth iteration, the Aspen Après Ski Cocktail Classic saw an array of global drink-making talent descend upon the mountain city to mingle with their already strong crop of cocktail creators. The event—sponsored by William Grant & Sons—takes place at several venues around town (as well as a pop-up Grand Tasting Village and Private Reserve Room) and its aim is two-fold: to bring cocktails …