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Colkegan, Santa Fe Spirits, participate in several vatted-malt projects

February 24, 2021 In the Press

Robin Robinson of the Whiskey Wash does a good job explaining vatted malts and independent bottlers.

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The Whiskey Wash: Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan PX

February 24, 2021 In the Press

"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."

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photo by Neil Wolkodoff

Everett Potter’s Travel Report: The Confluence of Santa Fe

November 1, 2020 In the Press

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.

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Cowboys and Indians: Spirits of the West

October 7, 2020 In the Press

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."

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SF Reporter - Best of Santa Fe 2020

SF Reporter: Best of Santa Fe 2020

August 20, 2020 In the Press

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.

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Colin Keegan

Cline’s Corner: August 14, 2020

August 20, 2020 In the Press

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.

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Whisky Advocate: Craft Distillers Struggle to Survive Amid COVID-19

May 6, 2020 In the Press

The Whisky Advocate checked in with a few distilleries to see how they're surviving - or trying to survive - in the current climate.

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Reporter article

SF Reporter: Don’t Drink the Hand Sanitizer

April 29, 2020 In the Press

Who was that masked man? Colin poses for a socially distant photo in the parking lot at Santa Fe Spirits distillery.

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Colkegan bottle with barley

Business Insider: The 10 best whiskey brands you need to try, according to 2 renowned experts

April 27, 2020 In the Press

​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.

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Maxim article

Maxim: The Best American Whiskeys to Try Right Now

February 17, 2020 In the Press

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."

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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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