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Durango Herald:Atapiño liqueur combines pinion nuts and ponderosa pines

Atapino is featuring in some very tasty sounding cokctails in Durango, according to Lis McLaughlin in the Durango Herald (May, 29, 2019).The group of bartenders interviewed don't appear to be at a loss as to how to showcase our unique spirit!

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Daily Seven Fifty: The Emerging Styles of American Single Malt

May 28, 2019 In the Press

Does American single malt need to broken down into subcategories? And how would you do this - by region, like Scotch; by ingredient; wood used in aging? Wayne Curtis explores where American single malt might be headed in The Emerging Styles of American Single Malt, (Daily.sevenfifty.com, May 23, 2019). He discusses the question with several notable distillers (Colin Keegan among them), but the answer hasn't yet emerged.

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Barrons: Great Escapes: Santa Fe, a Rustic, Homey Wonder in the Southwest

May 20, 2019 In the Press

"Imbibers would be remiss to skip a visit to the Santa Fe Spirits tasting room. The craft distillery produces exceptional liquors, from gin to apple brandy to whiskey, often employing local ingredients, such as in the whiskey-based Atapino liquer, made with oak, pinon, and ponderosa."

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Vinepair.com: Craft Across America

April 15, 2019 In the Press

"With no legal definition of “craft,” it’s easy to dismiss it as a marketing term. But maker culture transcends jargon. Across the United States, independent, locally minded producers create products that showcase heritage crops and area traditions. Now, anyone thirsty for small-batch drinks with regional flavors can find them in communities and cities across America.Here are 50 truly local beverages made in all 50 states. If you’re planning a cross-country road trip, make sure to leave room in your trunk for these souvenirs."Vinepair.com

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Liquor.com: The Best Whiskey in Every State

April 12, 2019 In the Press, Accomplishments

​"You’ve heard it before but it bears repeating: We’re living in a golden age of whiskey. Never has more whiskey made in more places than right now. And that’s especially true here at home. After a decade-long craft distilling boom, it’s now possible to find top-quality bottles made in every state in the country."

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Whiskey Wash: Smoke on the (Fire) Water

April 2, 2019 In the Press

Dave McCowen of The Whiskey Wash uses this great analogy to explain how whiskey gets its smoke, and why there are so many differentiations in American Single Malts.

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Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Wins Silver Medal at American Craft Spirits Awards 2019

February 22, 2019 Accomplishments

Awards season for spirits doesn’t get quite the fanfare as award season for movies, but there are some similarities; certainly “it’s an honor just to be nominated” and “this means so much coming from my peers” are feelings we can relate to. This means so much, as it’s coming from our peers, is exactly how we feel about Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Single Malt winning a silver medal at the American Craft Spirits Awards. Though we bask in the glory of all awards we win, the ACSA award holds a special place as it comes from an organization dedicated to small distillers.

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5280: Why Santa Fe Should Be Your Winter Road-Trip Destination

February 15, 2019 In the Press

Shauna Farnell tells 5280 (a Denver magazine) readers why they should head south to Santa Fe for a winter get-away.

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Distiller Magazine: United We Thrive

February 7, 2019 In the Press

​"In 2007, fifteen curious classmates with one shared goal — to learn the art of commercial craft distilling — attended the first American Distilling Institute (ADI) Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop at Stillwater Spirits in Petaluma, California....Workshop graduates have gone on to found their own distilleries, for instance, Colin Keegan of Santa Fe Spirits, Wes Henderson of Angel’s Envy, David Woods of Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Stephen Paul of Hamilton Distillers and Kirby Kallas-Lewis of OOLA Distillery."

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Local Flavor: Apres Slope

January 17, 2019 In the Press

In the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Local Flavor Magazine ​Melyssa Holik rounds up the best apres-ski spots in Santa Fe "where you can defrost your body and restore your soul."

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We’re Big In Japan!

December 11, 2018 Company News & Announcements

Paul Flint, our distributor in Japan, forwarded us this review of Colkegan in Whisky Galore Magazine. We’re still waiting on the translation, but the 87 leads us to believe that they are saying good things about us!

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AustinWhiskyVault.com Colkegan Trifecta review

November 6, 2018 Accomplishments

​These fellows are entertaining and they know their stuff! Hard to argue with a review that starts off calling Colkegan "one of the greatest smoked single malts" and goes onto say "anyone who likes smokey Scotches, do yourself a favor ... and try some Colkegan." The whole video is worth your time, but if you want to jump right to the Colkegan part of the episode, it starts at 7:11.

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The Whiskey Wash: Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan American Single Malt Gets Brandy Cask Finish

October 12, 2018 In the Press

When one looks across the ever increasing world of American single malt whiskeys, a standout in the crowd is easily the Colkegan from New Mexico-based Santa Fe Spirits.

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oak burning barrels at Kelvin Cooperage

Barrel Select(ion)

Apple Brandy Cask Finished Colkegan - why the barrel matters, with coopering insights from Britney Wimsatt of Kelvin Cooperage.

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Whisky Advocate: Buying Guide Fall 2018

October 3, 2018 In the Press, Accomplishments

In the Fall 2018 Whiskey Advocate Adam Polanski tried all three of our Colkegan Single Malts, here are his tasting notes.

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