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Since our start, from grain to bottle, Branch & Barrel has been a wholly Colorado project. From humble beginnings, through hard work, ingenuity, patience and love, we have built quite the core portfolio of products… if we do say so ourselves!

First: introducing our Flagship Bourbon! Coming in at 92 proof, this might just be Colorado’s finest straight bourbon whiskey! Good from the first sip to the last, this bourbon has a satisfying body and remarkably smooth character. Our distilled product is aged in new #3 Char and Medium Toasted barrels, creating a beautiful backbone of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, and toasted oak flavors in our finished bourbon. We produce in small batches, which does lead to a very slight variation of flavors from one release to the next; we have come to expect and enjoy additional notes and aromas of candied orange peel, black cherry, baking spices, chocolate, green apple, and sandalwood. We are proud to say that this whiskey has taken home multiple gold medals in International Spirits Competitions!

As we evolve, so do our bourbon and whiskey offerings. Enter our limited release 4 Year Wheated Bourbon. This whiskey, also 92 proof, takes everything we love about our flagship bourbon then builds on that formula with notes of soft red berries, honey, white pepper, milk chocolate, and cashews. Exceptional neat (or with a few drops of water to open up more flavor notes), this delightful whiskey is incredible in an Old Fashioned as well! Fair warning: this is a very limited release. Only three barrels were produced, so if you love this one as much as we do, it might not hurt to stock up!

Unique Barrel Finishes

One of our most intriguing barrel finishes is our “3 Way” whiskey. We took our flagship bourbon and aged it in a barrel that previously held cinnamon whiskey, vanilla bean extract, and maple syrup. Talk about a winning trifecta! Branch & Barrel has a commitment to keeping our spirits full strength (100pf in this case) and free of artificial sweeteners or flavorings, putting 3-Way squarely in a league of its own as far as cinnamon- and maple- whiskies are concerned. This subtly sweet and approachable spirit is exceptional on the rocks, in an Old Fashioned, cream cocktail, or Whiskey Sour. Additionally, it’s also a fantastic inclusion in desserts or barbecue sauces!

Next up: B&B Honey Barrel Aged Bourbon. Initially a project with Bee Squared Apiary, this line has evolved into a state-wide collaboration with various bee farms producing high quality Colorado honey. We add this local honey to maturing barrels of our Flagship Bourbon, allowing the two to marry naturally over time.

Once the desired flavor saturation is achieved, the whiskey is coarsely filtered and bottled, allowing for continued honey infusion beyond the barrel. Picture our Flagship Bourbon, plus added layers of light sweetness and nuanced flavors of honeycomb and florals. Our Honey Barrel Aged Bourbon is full strength at around 90 proof, and like all of our products, does not see the addition of any artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colorings.

Now let’s take things one step further with Cafe Miel. French for “Coffee with Honey,” Cafe Miel takes our aforementioned Honey Barrel Aged Bourbon to the next level of infused whiskey goodness. For this unconventional expression, we partner with our friends at Bluegrass Coffee Co. They provide us with fresh, delicious roasted espresso beans that then cold-steep for roughly a day in nearly-finished barrels of Honey Bourbon. This short infusion is just enough time to impart the best aspects of the coffee without the bitterness, adding rich layers of robust espresso, milk chocolate, and hazelnuts to the spirit. Once again, no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colorings are added. This amazing full-proof Coffee Whiskey is great over ice as a standalone sipper, but really shows its colors in an Espresso Martini, Coffee Old Fashioned, or Espresso Boulevardier!

Finally, coming in at 104 proof, is a classic piece of Branch & Barrel’s history: our Plumwood Whiskey. Rewind over 10 years, back to when we experimented with adding different branches of wood to mason jars of spirits in our owners’ backyards. Before we ever bottled our first bourbon, this little experiment cultivated a surprising following amongst family and friends. Over a decade later, Plumwood still stands as one of our favorite creations. Now made in our distillery, this whiskey maintains a devoted fanbase of spirit enjoyers who aren’t afraid to take a walk on the wilder side. This robust and eclectic spirit features notes of dried dark tree fruits, damp forest floor, smoky tobacco, antique store, and dried herbs. This OG favorite is best enjoyed in a Gold Rush, Manhattan riff, or your favorite Punch recipe.

Find a Bottle of B&B Today

We have a store locator on our website to help you find Branch & Barrel retailers near you! Bring home a bottle of B&B and experience authentically local award-winning flavor for yourself. Want to try before you buy? Drop by the distillery and sample to your heart’s content in our warm and inviting tasting room. Come enjoy some Colorado goodness in your glass and discover first-hand what Branch & Barrel is all about.

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