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Robin Robinson of the Whiskey Wash does a good job explaining vatted malts and independent bottlers.
"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."
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.
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.
As usual, Santa Fe Spirits is in good company! Maxim's list of American Single Malts gave an honorable mention to Apple Brandy Finished Colkegan, calling it "as smooth as your favorite Speyside."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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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