The Hidden Gems of Denver: Local Spirits You Need to Try at Joy Wine & Spirits

Since opening our doors in 1963, Joy Wine & Spirits has prided itself on showcasing the finest and most unique offerings in the world of alcohol. Nestled in the heart of Denver, we’ve watched the city’s spirits scene flourish, evolving into a diverse and dynamic landscape of local craftsmanship. In this spirit of celebration, we invite you on a journey through the hidden gems of Denver’s local spirits scene, featuring an exclusive collection available at Joy Wine & Spirits.

Breckenridge – The Mountain Whisperer

Breckenridge Distillery, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, crafts spirits that embody the rugged, adventurous spirit of Colorado. Their bourbon, a harmonious blend of corn, rye, and barley, is a testament to the local environment, capturing the essence of crisp mountain air and pristine waters. This rare spirit, with its smooth finish and subtle hints of vanilla and caramel, exemplifies the best spirits Denver offers.

Cap Rock – The Organic Virtuoso

At Cap Rock, the focus is on organic, high-quality ingredients. Their gin, a melody of hand-selected botanicals, is a standout. The juniper-forward profile, coupled with an elegant floral essence, offers a refreshing and unique take on the classic gin. Cap Rock’s commitment to organic produce not only elevates their spirits but also aligns with a deeper environmental consciousness, making them a local favorite.

Locke and Co – The Rye Revolutionaries

Locke and Co. are masters of rye whiskey, and their dedication to this often-overlooked spirit is commendable. Their Aspen-aged Rye, a nod to Colorado’s iconic tree, showcases a balance of spice and sweetness, unrivaled in depth and complexity. This local spirit serves as a reminder of Denver’s innovative and forward-thinking approach to distillation.

Leopold Bros – The Artisan Alchemists

Leopold Bros is a name synonymous with artisanal quality. Their meticulously crafted spirits, especially their Small Batch American Whiskey, are a testament to their dedication to the craft. Each batch, a careful composition of flavors and aromas, is a rare spirit that tells a story of tradition, innovation, and excellence – the hallmarks of Denver’s spirit scene.

Laws Whiskey House – The Grain-to-Glass Pioneers

Laws Whiskey House stands out for its grain-to-glass philosophy. Every bottle of their Four Grain Bourbon speaks of their commitment to quality and authenticity. This local spirit, made from heirloom grains and aged to perfection, offers a robust and complex profile, a must-try for any whiskey enthusiast seeking the best spirits in Denver.

Shanahan’s – The Exclusive Blend

Shanahan’s, known for their exclusive and rare spirits, offers a whiskey that is as unique as it is flavorful. This blend, available only at select locations like Joy Wine & Spirits, is a hidden gem of the Denver spirits scene. Its rich, full-bodied profile, characterized by notes of oak and honey, makes it a sought-after treasure for collectors and connoisseurs alike.

Distillery 291 – The Rocky Mountain Innovator

Distillery 291 brings a touch of the Wild West to modern distilling. Their Colorado Whiskey, a blend of tradition and innovation, is aged using charred American oak staves, imparting a distinct smokiness and depth. This spirit is a true embodiment of the Colorado spirit, reflecting the state’s history and the ingenuity of its people.

Family Jones – The Craft Spirit Connoisseurs

Lastly, Family Jones epitomizes the craft spirit movement. Their dedication to small-batch production results in exceptionally crafted spirits, such as their Spirit of Jones, a testament to their meticulous approach. Each sip reveals layers of complexity and craftsmanship, making it a must-have for those seeking to explore the pinnacle of Denver’s local spirits.

At Joy Wine & Spirits, our commitment to supporting and showcasing local distilleries is unwavering. We believe that these local spirits are not just bottles on a shelf but stories of passion, dedication, and community. Each distillery we’ve featured represents a unique aspect of Denver’s spirit landscape, contributing to the rich tapestry that makes our city’s alcohol scene one of the best in the country.

In a world increasingly dominated by mass-produced spirits, the rare spirits from these local distilleries offer a refreshing and authentic alternative. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer to the world of spirits, our collection at Joy Wine & Spirits promises an exploration into the heart and soul of Denver’s distilling artistry.

We invite you to visit us and embark on a taste journey through Denver’s finest. Discover the hidden gems, savor the best spirits, and join us in celebrating the local craftsmanship that makes our city truly unique. Remember, at Joy Wine & Spirits, you’re not just buying a bottle – you’re becoming a part of Denver’s vibrant and evolving spirits story.

Whether you are in search of a bottle for a special occasion, a gift for a fellow enthusiast, or simply looking to expand your palate, Joy Wine & Spirits is your gateway to the extraordinary world of Denver’s local spirits. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through our extensive selection and share the stories behind each bottle.

In a city rich with history and brimming with innovation, Joy Wine & Spirits stands proud as a beacon for the finest local and rare spirits. Join us in our journey through the hidden gems of Denver, and experience the unparalleled excellence that our local distilleries have to offer.