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Santa Fe Spirits Expedition Vodka

But Vodka is just Vodka right?

​When I tell people that our Santa Fe Spirits Expedition Vodka is a corn based vodka, they generally look at me and either ask "what is vodka usually made from?" or "Oh, so its gluten free?"Well, each question has an interesting, so lets look at both. What is vodka usually made from? Vodka can be made from any starch or sugar rich plant, generally wheat, rye, corn, or potato (although there can be many others). Where vodka first came from is a much disputed question, but we know that the first vodka was made in Eastern Europe, and it was originally used, like Gin, as a medicine. While it is generally believed that Polish, Russian, or other European vodkas were potato based, the spirit was actually made most commonly from Rye, though the ingredients could vary far and wide dependent on the most available, and the most affordable, ingredients.

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Banking on Birdies

Banking on Birdies

July 30, 2014 Events

​Make sure to check out Santa Fe Spirits at the Banking on Birdies annual golf tournament on August 18th! This event is put on by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and we are very excited to be a part of it!

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Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

The Malting Process

For those of you that have visited the Santa Fe Spirits tasting room (and those of you that haven't), you may remember that when describing our mesquite smoked single malt whiskey, Colkegan, we mention that it gets is mesquite flavor during the malting process. But what exactly IS malting?

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TRR birthday party announcement

First Anniversary of our Downtown Tasting Room!

July 23, 2014 Events

​We opened our Downtown Tasting Room a year ago and we want to celebrate its success with you! Please join us for a great night of cocktails and appetizers with drink specials and birthday pricing on August 8 between 5-9. We will also be celebrating the GRAND OPENING of our new outdoor patio! We would love to see everyone there!

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Johnny and Devon

Whiskey Rebellion

July 23, 2014 Events

​Last week, Santa Fe Spirits representatives had the opportunity to attend an event in Denver called the Whiskey Rebellion that was held at The Curtis Hotel. This event was a great opportunity for Colorado locals to try whiskies from around their state as well as from both New Mexico and Wyoming. For us, it was an ideal opportunity to showcase our brand in a market that we are still breaking into. The event was put on by Water for People, a non-profit organization based in Denver that is able to bring clean water to underprivileged regions of the world.

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Apple Brandy Sidecar

Cocktail of the Week

Apple Brandy Classic Sidecar​Here is our cocktail of the week!3 oz Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy2 oz lemon-lime mix (margarita mix can work)Sugar for rimLime for garnishFill shaker with ice, Apple Brandy, and lemon lime mix. Shake and serve up with a sugar rim. Garnish with lime wedge.

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gin botanicals

A Western Inspired Gin

What is gin? When I tell people that come through my bar that gin is a flavored vodka they look at me like I'm crazy. But it's true! Vodka is a neutral grain spirit distilled as many times as people want in order to make it as odorless and flavorless as possible. Gin is the same neutral grain spirit infused with Juniper Berries.Where the first use of Juniper berries came from in unclear, but gin seems to have sprung up from Jenever, a spirit distilled from malt wine and made palatable by the addition of Juniper, which was also added for medicinal reasons. No matter where it started, gin is not gin without the addition of Juniper berries, and even though juniper can be found somewhere on every continent, in the U.S., we like to think of it as something southwestern. We have to deal with Juniper allergies more than almost everyone else, why not claim them as our own?

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Spirits from Santa Fe Spirits

Let’s Get Started

SFS Five Products​When you think of New Mexico, what do you picture in your mind's eye? Desert sands, margaritas, dry climate, good food, Breaking Bad? What probably doesn't occur to you are artisanal hand crafted spirits. However, New Mexico (like most of the country) is jumping on the micro-distillery and micro-brewery train. And believe me, they are not about to get left behind. Several articles have come out lately touting the brilliance of the craft beer scene in the state, but what about the craft spirits?

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Best of Santa Fe

Best of Santa Fe!

July 16, 2014 Accomplishments

​We are very happy to announce that Santa Fe Spirits has won Best New Mexico Distillery in the Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe for the second year running! Thanks to all of our support from local voters, we love you all!

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Denver’s Whiskey Rebellion

July 2, 2014 Events

​Come check us out at the Whiskey Rebellion in Denver July 10th!http://www.wheretoeat.in/2014-whiskey-rebellion-denver/

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Bike and Brew

Bike and Brew

April 30, 2014 Events

​Make sure to check us out during Outside Magazine's Bike and Brew Event this May! Santa Fe Spirits will be teaming up with Marble Brewery during their grand reopening at the Luna District May 18th and we would love to see your support!

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Brekenridge Craft Spirits Festival award

Colkegan’s Second Silver Medal!

April 9, 2014 Accomplishments

​Congratulations to our Colkegan Whiskey for winning silver medal at the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festiva!

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Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey

Colkegan Wins Silver Medal!

March 31, 2014 Accomplishments

​Our Colkegan Whiskey won a silver medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! We are very proud of our product and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Apple Brandy Sidecar

Great Article on Santa Fe Selection!

March 10, 2014 In the Press

​Check out this awesome article about our spirits and how we started by Maria at Santa Fe Selection! Thanks for the support and make sure to check out this website if you need any Santa Fe travel tips! 

http://santafeselection.com/blog/2014/03/08/santa-fe-spirits-santa-fes-distillery-row/


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