For the Slow Sipper
Golden Moon Distillery took home a gold medal from the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its silky Gun Fighter 13 Tennessee Bourbon–Orphan Cask. The cowboy on the label is based on owner Stephen Gould during his 1970s stint as a stuntman. $99,

For the Locavore
Family Jones’ October release of Atticus Jones Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey—crafted from Colorado rye, corn, and malted barley—lingers with notes of cacao and warm spices. It’s basically the holidays in a bottle. $50,

For the Rebel
Distillery 291’s line of Bad Guy Colorado Bourbon Whiskey debuted a limited edition in October: Batch #5. Only 1,257 bottles were filled with its rich blend of corn, malted wheat, malted rye, and beech-smoked barley mash, which, at 123.3 proof, is a surprisingly soft spirit with notes of leather and earth. $115,

This article was originally published in 5280 December 2019.
Denise Mickelsen
Denise Mickelsen
Denise Mickelsen is 5280’s former food editor. She oversaw all of 5280’s food-related coverage from October 2016 to March 2021.