Build your next adventure by including these Colorado distilleries on your next summer road trip. This distillery road trip will take you on a tour around the Centennial State. Road trip across Colorado while sampling whiskey and craft spirits in a beautiful mountain setting.

Note: If you’re consuming alcohol, use a designated driver and consume responsibly. Alcohol consumption is only allowed in Colorado for those 21 and over.

1. Colorado Springs

Photo Credit: Scott Majors, Axe and the Oak Distillery

Get cozy, enjoy live music, and dine on delicious food at the Axe and the Oak Whiskey House. This hip whiskey bar offers the perfect blend for a night out with friends and it’s at the Ivy Wild complex, which also houses another bar and a brewery. Distillery 291 is another great option for experienced whiskey drinkers in the area.

2. Denver

Laws Whiskey House. Photo Credit: Dustin Hall, Brewtography Project
Laws Whiskey House. Photo Credit: Dustin Hall, Brewtography Project

Tasty spirits await at your next destination – Stranahan’s. Enjoy creative eats from on-site food trucks, whiskey-infused cocktails, and a variety of special tours including guided whiskey tastings, cocktail classes, top shelf tours, and much more. For round two, explore Laws Whiskey House for expert led-tastings and tours or Mile High Spirits for crafty cocktails, live music, outdoor patio games, and a variety of weekly specials.

3. Breckenridge

Breckenridge Distillery, Photo Credit: Meredith Austin

Head to Breckenridge Distillery in Summit County to find a well-known distillery that’s got a bourbon, vodka, and gin tasting adventure waiting for you. Along with award-winning spirits and cocktails, the restaurant here serves up a delicious array of food from fresh and local ingredients.

4. Buena Vista

Tour and sip local at Deerhammer Distilling Whiskey Bar. Located in the heart of Buena Vista, this is the perfect spot to kick back and relax after stepping foot off the hiking trails. Between local sips, delicious food truck eats, and an outdoor setting, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at this mountain town distillery. They’ve also got a great gin, if that’s more of your thing.

5. Salida

Photo Credit: Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

Whiskey lovers will feel right at home at Woods High Mountain Distillery. If a cozy and laidback environment is what you’re after, then add this local distillery to your bucket list. Take your pick from a variety of innovative craft cocktails –garnished, whiskey-infused, and mixed to perfection.

6. Crested Butte

Resting at 9,000 feet in the beautiful mountain town of Crested Butte, Montanya Distillers is a must-try spot for rum lovers.  Head over for free rum tastings, distillery tours, fancy bites, and artisan cocktails. The Caldera made with cucumber-infused Montanya Platino rum, fresh jalapeño, lavender, fresh mint, local honey, and lime is delightful.

7. Ouray

Photo Credit: K J Wood, K J Wood Distillers, LLC

Spirit lovers can’t go wrong at K J Wood Distillers, LLC. Whether you prefer a smooth blend or a biting whiskey finish, this Colorado distillery has something delightful and refreshing for you. Come on by and enjoy this adventurous tasting room and distillery in one of America’s most beautiful mountain towns.

8. Telluride

Enjoy a solid lineup of unique, locally distilled vodkas, schnapps, and whiskeys in a friendly and lively atmosphere at Telluride Distilling Company. This local hub for adventurers brings good, upbeat mountain town vibes straight into your whiskey glass. Head on over for a good time with family and friends.

Note: If you’re consuming alcohol, use a designated driver and consume responsibly. Alcohol consumption is only allowed in Colorado for those 21 and over.

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