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Barrel table at Santa Fe Spirits

Barrel Project Contest!

Do you have an idea for something you want to create out of an old Colkegan barrel? Now could be your chance! We have twelve 2L barrels at the distillery that are in no condition to go into our barrel aging kits, so we’re going to see what else they can become.

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New Mexican: Stuff Stockings and Faces: Holiday Gifts with a Culinary Bent

December 5, 2019 In the Press

"The preeminent artisan distillery in New Mexico — and possibly in the entire Southwest — is Santa Fe Spirits... The distilling team crafts a range of traditional spirits like vodka, gin, and whiskey — but for an unexpected gift, seek out some of the more distinctive, creative concoctions."

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Vinepair: American Single Malt Distillers Are the Wild West of Whiskey

November 21, 2019 In the Press

"American single malt whiskey sits squarely in the shadow of two behemoths: bourbon, a.k.a. America’s native spirit; and Scotch, an institution that has monopolized the single malt category for centuries.As such, forging a path in the category has proved challenging for American distillers, which are competing not only with Scotch, but with single malts from Japan, India, Taiwan, and New Zealand."

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Edible NM: Eight Around the State: Craft Distilleries and Craft Cocktails

October 18, 2019 In the Press

"Publishers Stephanie and Walt Cameron are sharing some of their favorite finds around New Mexico in edible’s newest department, Eight Around the State. For this issue, they searched for distilleries with great craft cocktails. The craft cocktail movement has slowly made its way into New Mexico and the distilleries are leading the way. Every batch of spirit and every cocktail these distilleries are making is truly artisanal and created by hand with love."

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Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2019

October 18, 2019 In the Press

You just never know where we'll turn up next: Rocky Mountain Bride thought Atapino would make a great groomsman's gift (page 22). We have to agree. Though we think it would be equally good for a bridesmaid's gift, a father of the bride gift, mother of the bride gift, wedding photographer gift... Honestly, the bride should have some just for herself!

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USA Today: Best Craft Gin Distilleries

October 15, 2019 In the Press, Accomplishments

USA Today 10Best travel guides scour the country to find the 10 best in myriad categories.

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Cowboys & Indians: Taste of the West: Santa Fe

October 8, 2019 In the Press

​Ellise Pierce gives a quick pick of things to try in Santa Fe in the October 2019 issue of Cowboys & Indians, and Santa Fe Spirits made the list!

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Albuquerque Journal:Tasting room an exclusive showcase for NM wines

October 4, 2019 In the Press

​Crafted in Hotel Chaco continues to garner press as a hot new place to go in Albuquerque, as it should! A bar that focuses on New Mexico wine, beer and spirits is a great way for a local hotel to showcase some of what New Mexico has to offer. The latest article, in the Albuquerque Journal, quotes Daniel Gutierrez, head of Crafted’s wine and spirits program, saying that Wheeler's Gin is "the most distinct New Mexican spirit that we have." That's what we strive for in our Wheeler's Gin, so we're happy to hear that!

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Albuquerque Business First: A look at Hotel Chaco’s new wine tasting room

September 30, 2019 In the Press

"Wine and spirits connoisseurs can sample local favorites at a new tasting room in the Sawmill District.Business First toured Crafted, a new 841-square-foot tasting room at Heritage Hotels & Resorts' Hotel Chaco in Old Town. The tasting room features wines and spirits from across the state, artwork by local artist Jodie Herrera and indoor and outdoor seating. The tasting room will be open daily from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m."

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Albuquerque Journal: Fighting Hunger: Brewery, vineyard, distillery team up to benefit food bank

September 26, 2019 In the Press

"Tap Into Craft and help resolve hunger.Marble Brewery, Lescombes Family Vineyards and Santa Fe Spirits are teaming up for the second year for the Tap Into Craft, which benefits Roadrunner Food Bank. The effort will run through September."

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Punch: The State of American Craft Whiskey

August 14, 2019 In the Press

Clay Risen sets out to answer the question where is American whiskey today? And is regionalization the future—or is it already here? taking a look at the American craft whiskey scene ten years after the insurgence of the spirit.

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Whisky Advocate: Smoky American Whiskey Every Peat Head Should Try

August 14, 2019 In the Press

"If you’re fond of peaty Islay scotches, there’s a whole new world of smoke to discover in America. Distillers are using peat, mesquite, hickory and more to impart both subtle and strong smoke flavors on single malt, rye, and other styles. Stoke the flames of your enthusiasm for the smoky stuff with these whiskeys." So heads the Whisky Advocate list of smoky American whiskeys. Originally published in Fall 2018, this list was re-released in July 2019.

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Uproxx.com: The Best Whiskey in Every State 2019

August 8, 2019 In the Press, Accomplishments

Uproxx.com just publised their 2019 list of The Best Whiskey in Every State, and I think you know where I'm headed with this, yup, Colkegan!

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Colin Keegan and Senator Tom Udall

Forbes: Craft Distillers Come To Capitol Hill To Push Modernization Act

August 1, 2019 In the Press

Last week Colin, along with over 150 other craft distillers and members of both DISCUS and ACSA, traveled to Washington D.C.to participate in a public policy conference about the future of the Federal Excise Tax cut, which is due to expire at the end of 2019. (Read this Forbes article for all the info).

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Santa Fe Reporter: Best of Santa Fe 2019

July 24, 2019 In the Press, Accomplishments

We won! Best distillery in Santa Fe, 2019! Each year sees more competition in this category, so THANK YOU! to everyone who voted for us."For a town our size to have multiple distilleries is lucky enough, but Santa Fe Spirits' signature takes on liquids like gin with local botanicals, vodka and a smoky whiskey are also distinct and well-crafted. Santa Fe Spirits has been a mainstay at SFR parties, are the proprietors of a popular downtown tasting room, recently acquired a presence in Costco and are on the shelves in lots of other stores."

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