Downtown: 308 Read St., 467-8892
Southside: 7505 Mallard Way, Ste. I, 467-8892
The smoky flavor in this Santa Fe-made whiskey comes from real live burning mesquite chips that hit the barley during the malting process. Don’t be in a hurry when you arrive, as making cocktails is also something of an aging process for these tasting rooms—and their take on the traditional blood and sand carries enough Colkegan to merit the slow drinking of it. Skip the fruit salad and order one straight with a giant rock, or skip ahead to the best-selling Wheeler’s Gin.