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"While blenders and independent bottlers dominate the Scotch industry, there has never been anything quite like them in the United States. That is starting to change."
Santa Fe county has achieved green status so we are re-opening our Downtown Tasting Room and starting tours at the distillery!
Robin Robinson of the Whiskey Wash does a good job explaining vatted malts and independent bottlers.
Colkegan got off to a good start in 2021 with a Silver Medal from the Fifty Best, American Whiskey, Competition
"With positive responses to their previously released fruit finished whiskey Santa Fe Spirits chose to enhance their whiskey with the fruitiness of a sherry cask finish."
There may not be a better place to get your creative juices in high gear than Santa Fe. From its roots in the Indian trails that crossed in Santa Fe the area has always been a crossroads.
Cowboys and Indians wrangles up the best of the west in their October 2020 issue. Find Wheeler's Gin in the collection of "gutsy gins."
“I never really doubted that we would make it. The last few years have been difficult, especially 2020, but we have such a strong team willing to hunker down.” He pauses. “It is very different from what I envisioned at the start.”
Congratulations to us! Once again we won the Santa Fe Reporter Best of Santa Fe award for Best New Mexico Distillery! The field seems to be getting bigger each year, so thank you to everyone who voted for us! We can't wait until we can open our doors again and have you over for a drink.
Lynn Cline interviewed Colin on her August 14th, 2020 edition of Cline's Corner, on KSFR. Colin Keegan, founder/owner of the award-winning Santa Fe Spirits, talks about pivoting his distillery from producing spirits to making and distributing hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant during the pandemic, and other topics.
We may have had to close our tasting rooms due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped crafting cocktails. For some time we’ve been thinking about bottling a line of ready to drink cocktails so people could enjoy a delicious Santa Fe Spirits cocktail at home without the trouble of buying multiple ingredients, measuring and mixing. It turns out Coronavirus was the impetus required for us to get from thought to bottle! In May we debuted our first three bottled cocktails, all perrenial favorites in our tasting rooms: the Mesquite Manhattan, NM Negroni and the Nut Job. For June we’ve released two new summer cocktails: the Estrella and the Conexion. We have several more in the hopper; our plan is to create a bottled cocktail for each of our spirits.This line of bottled cocktails is currently exclusive to our tasting rooms for our Beta testing phase. Once we perfect the recipes with the perfect combination of taste, popularity and shelf stability, we plan to release our RTD line for distribution.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions our hours have changed.Distillery Tasting Room (7505 Mallard Way, Unit I) is open for curbside pickup of hand sanitizer, our full line of spirits and our ready to drink cocktails Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm. Please order in advance and we will have your order ready for you. email firstname.lastname@example.org for an order form.Downtown Tasting Room (308 Read Street) is currently open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3:30 - 9:30.
The Whisky Advocate checked in with a few distilleries to see how they're surviving - or trying to survive - in the current climate.
Who was that masked man? Colin poses for a socially distant photo in the parking lot at Santa Fe Spirits distillery.
In this COVID-19 world it's nice to have something positive in my in-box, and it's really nice to be reminded that, even though all we're producing right now is hand sanitizer, Santa Fe Spirits is foremost a whiskey distillery! This article from Business Insider was a most welcome addition to the Monday morning emails.