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When it comes to unwinding, there’s nothing quite like pouring yourself a glass of whiskey on the rocks or trying out a smooth rum that will make your worries fade away. Located directly outside of Broomfield, Colorado, the Whistling Hare Distillery is family owned and operated and produces spirits made from fresh, local ingredients. This small batch dispensary specializes in premium spirits, with all products inspired by Colorado’s great outdoors. Whether you’re interested in trying everything there is to offer in the tasting room or taking a behind the scenes tour, the Whistling Hare Distillery is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite cocktail.

When you make your way into this distillery, don’t be expecting any IPA’s or sour beers—you won’t find any. Instead, you’ll be able to choose between premium shots or specialty cocktails that might end with you ordering an Uber to get back to your apartment. Less than 10 minutes from our Broomfield apartments, the Whistling Hare Distillery offers seasonal cocktails paired with yummy snacks to make the most of your visit. A list of the spirits you can choose from can be seen below.

Blue corn vodka

Whistling Hare prides itself in creating vodka made from 100 percent blue corn, creating a flavor profile that’s hard to find elsewhere. With a smooth and subtle finish, this vodka is the perfect addition to any mixed drink or perfect on its own.

Founder’s rye whiskey

Can’t go wrong with whiskey, right? At Whistling Hare, they are working diligently on creating a single malt—defining their own distinctive taste and style that you won’t be able to find elsewhere.

Wine barrel aged rum

Aged for more than a year in French red wine barrels, Whistling Hare’s award-winning rum has an exceptional taste you are sure to love. Recommended straight on the rocks, rum is a distilled alcoholic drink made from sugarcane byproducts. This stuff is strong, so drink with precaution!

White rum

Based off of a Caribbean-style rum, the white rum offered is ideal for mixing and creating some of your favorite cocktails. Some of the ingredients in this spirit include molasses and evaporated cane juice, providing the perfect balance between smoothness and versatility.

Amber rum

Aged in oak barrels, the amber rum provides distinct caramel, vanilla and butterscotch notes that blend perfectly with mixed drinks or is tasty on its own.

If you’ve decided which spirit of choice you’d like to try out, be sure to head on over to the tasting room and put your taste buds to the test. No matter if you want a flight of shots or a specialty cocktail, the Whistling Hare has plenty to choose from. Try out the classics such as an old fashioned or mai tai, or spruce things up by trying out their 5th Column—created with white rum, lime, grapefruit and cherry. Also a popular choice, their Blood & Motor Oil is created using bourbon, Peychaud’s, lemon, orange and honey. If you become hungry, take your choice from their meat and cheese board, chips and salsa or pretzels.

To learn even more about the Whistling Hare and what it takes to create their premium spirits, tours are offered on both Saturdays and Sundays where you will be given an interactive demonstration on how their liquors are created. These tours cost $10 and last roughly 30 minutes, providing you with a complimentary cocktail at the end.

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