Located in Breckenridge, Colorado, it is no surprise that the Breckenridge Distillery is known as the “World’s Highest Distillery”. Since its founding in 2008, the distillery has forged its name in its famous blended bourbon whiskey, Breckenridge Bourbon, which has won a multitude of awards and the hearts of whiskey lovers.
While hats, shirts, barware, and even “backcountry cocktail mix” for backpackers can be found on their online store, the truest experience of the distillery and their main products come when you visit the source itself.
Breckenridge Distillery has the high honor of being the world’s highest distillery. They make superior whiskeys in a range of flavors and proofs, as well as a few other select spirits. The distillery boasts a tasting room and restaurant, located about a mile from downtown. There’s also a tasting room and gift shop on Main Street in downtown Breck.
If you can’t make an in-person tour, there are also virtual options available.
Distillery Tour and the Founder’s Experience
The Breckenridge Distillery Tour offers behind-the-scenes views of their facility on Airport Road, off the beaten path of the city surrounded by the peaks of the Tenmile Range. For those looking for an experience for the palate, the tour will take patrons through the facility where the magic happens while tasting their vast array of vodkas, gins, and bourbons.
Currently, tours are offered seven days a week, just make sure to check the website before arriving! They last about thirty minutes and are first-come, first-serve. Additionally, the Founder’s Experience and private guided tour, which must be reserved in advance and requires a fee, allows you to try a curated flight.
There is also a complimentary tasting tour where you can try two of the spirits for free.
For a more exclusive experience, the distillery offers “After Hours” tours for groups of up to twenty people. On this VIP tour, the group will explore the distillery after the doors have closed, providing them with a detailed explanation of the history of the distillery as well as the process behind the production of award-winning spirits.
From time to time, they also allow tastings of products not yet available to the public from their lab, or barrel-aged spirits that have never been bottled.
Whiskey Blending Lab
This limited availability, reservation required tour allows you to get hands-on by making your own custom bottle. After a fifteen-minute introduction, guests will have an hour to taste from the barrels and create a blend that suits them. The bottle comes with a custom label and you can even upgrade your package to add a charcuterie board or smalls bites.
Whether you’re a whiskey buff who laughs when asked the difference between bourbon and rye, or new to the scene of tasting meticulously crafted spirits, the Breckenridge Distillery provides a wonderfully holistic experience in which to unwind and enjoy what they work so hard to achieve; a high-quality product in the world’s highest distillery.
- Breckenridge Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys
- Breckenridge Reserve Blend
- Breckenridge Whiskey Port Cask Finish
- Breckenridge Whiskey PX Cask Finish
- Breckenridge Distillers High Proof
- Breckenridge Dark Arts: Whiskey Distilled from Malt Mash
- Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel
- Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey
- Breckenridge Gin
- Breckenridge Spiced Rum
- Breckenridge Bitter
- Breckenridge Vodka
- Breckenridge Pear Flavored Vodka
- Breckenridge Chili Chile Vodka
- Breckenridge Espresso Flavored Vodka
Address: 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (Distillery)
Address: 137 S. Main St, Breckenridge (Tasting Room)
Cost: Depends on the tour