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Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey bottle Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey

Whiskeycast.com: Colkegan Cask Strength Tasting Notes
Whiskeycast.com gave Colkegan Cask Strength 90 points on their November 3, 2019, podcast. Listen to the entire episode to hear a great discussion about terroir in whiskey, or skip to 37:36 to hear their tasting notes on Colkegan Cask Strength. Read Full Review

The Whiskey Wash: Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan American Single Malt Gets Brandy Cask Finish
Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan American Single Malt Gets Brandy Cask Finish. Read Full Review

Whisky Advocate: Buying Guide Fall 2018
Whisky Advocate: Buying Guide Fall 2018: Colkegan Read Full Review

The Malt Impostor: The Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan American Single Malt Whiskey
"Tasting notes:... Bill offers “athletic socks after a light workout.” I don’t know what he’s reading, but I’m just suggestible enough to get on board with that idea." Read Full Review

Scotchwhisky.com - 10 American Single Malt Whiskeys to Try
American single malt is on the rise, but with so much choice already available, where does a whisky lover start? From US-Scotch mashups to peated American malts, Jake Emen breaks out 10 exciting bottles to try now. Read Full Review

Santa Fe Reporter - Lucky 7 Drinks Read Full Review

The Wine Enthusiast: The Rugged Whiskeys of the West
From single malts to Bourbon plus rye in a bottle, these free-wheeling Western whiskeys offer a taste of the great outdoors. Read Full Review

The Whiskey Wash: Wild West Whiskey
Seven Whiskey Distilleries that Define the West. Read Full Review

Fatherly.com - The 5 Best American Single Malts to Try Now
American distilleries are cranking out some seriously sophisticated single malt whiskies. Read Full Review

Popular Mechanics - Americans Are Making Great Single Malt Whiskey Right Now
Craft distillers in the U.S. are borrowing a Scottish tradition and making it their own. Try the mesquite. Read Full Review

The Southwest Jewel – Santa Fe
A night in Santa Fe is always memorable but when you start out with spirits tasting at Santa Fe Spirits with Colin Keegan you are in for great beginnings. Read Full Review

Whiskey Magazine Tasting Notes and Review 2015
Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey Tasting Notes and Reviews from Whiskey Magazine Read Full Review

Santa Fe Distillery Scores High in National Spirits Competition
Santa Fe Spirits landed the second-highest score in the country in a competition between American whiskeys, according to a report in the Albuquerque Journal. Read Full Review

American Booze Hall of Fame: The Best Spirits of the West
A few distilleries around the country are working on making an American equivalent to a solid Scotch, and Santa Fe Spirits is doing it right. Read Full Review

7 Craft Whiskey Distilleries You Can Buy Directly From Online
Operating out of New Mexico, Santa Fe Spirits has in its stable the well regarded Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey ($49). This whiskey is made from malted barley like Scottish single malts, but instead of getting its smoke from peat it instead is mesquite smoked for more of a Southwestern style expression. Read Full Review

Santa Fe Spirits receives 94 out of 100 in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 for Colkegan Whiskey Read Full Review

Drink Distiller Review of Colkegan Whiskey
This New Mexico distillery takes a decidedly Scottish approach to their single malt whiskey, yet is unmistakably American in its use of mesquite smoking, rather than peat smoking a portion of their malted barley. Read Full Review

Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey bottle Colkegan Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey

Whisky Advocate, Fall 2023
"This offers aromas of sweet smoke, grape, and beautiful mesquite smokiness. The palate leads with sweet citrus and more campfire, along with some jammy dark berry notes. It's thick, rich, and delicious, with layers of complex flavors. The finish is superbly long, and with great rolling combinations of fruit and woodfire. This one is excellent, with an array of notes to savor and contemplate. Smoke fans will love it." - DF Read Full Review

Colkegan PX Single Malt Whiskey bottle Colkegan PX Single Malt Whiskey

Whiskey Wash
This whiskey is absolutely packed with mesquite smoke flavor and delightfully complex. Read Full Review

Malt Review
The Colkegan Pedro Ximenez Finished Single Malt Whiskey is a superb pour that should prove to doubters how much promise American Single Malt has. Read Full Review

Wheeler’s Gin bottle Wheeler’s Gin

Cowboys and Indians: Spirits of the West
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". Read Full Review

Local Flavor - Roaming the Railyard
Wheeler's Gin is especially popular, and distinctively flavored with aromatics harvested from the surrounding desert: cactus flower, cholla and sage. Read Full Review

NM Magazine - Our Six Favorite New Distilleries Read Full Review

Sunset Magazine - Best Gin Brands We’re Loving Right Now
Gin makers take a cue from wine and distill landscapes in a bottle. Read Full Review

2 days, 2 nights: Soaking up the Culture of Santa Fe
Afficionados will also want to try the gin, infused with sage and osha root, and the unaged malt whiskey, surprisingly complex and tequila-like. Read Full Review

The Gin is In Review of Wheelers Western Dry Gin
Four Stars - Fans of contemporary style gins will find that the sage, while certainly the star, isn’t singing alone. The balance here elevates Wheeler’s Gin above other strong, single-note contemporary gins. Read Full Review

Santa Fe Apple Brandy bottle Santa Fe Apple Brandy

Two Sippers From Rancho Encantado
Bartender Marshall Simmons suggests the addition of brandy, such as the apple brandy from Santa Fe Spirits to the fall-inspired Harvest Chai. Read Full Review

Secreto’s Salted Caramel Apple Cocktail
Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year. I love it all: crisp evenings that bring out stashed away sweaters, the beautiful array of changing leaves, the smell of burning firewood, and last but certainly not least, the medley of fall-inspired beverages. Read Full Review

Spirited Recommendations: Farm to Bottle Fruit Brandy
The apples in this brandy have fought their way to the glass, being grown in the unforgiving New Mexico landscape. Read Full Review

8 Awesome Apple Brandies to Try This Fall
New Mexico might not be the ideal climate for apple orchards, but that doesn't keep this distillery from making fantastic apple brandy. Read Full Review

Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey bottle Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey

Q&A With John Jeffery of Santa Fe Spirits on Whiskey Reviewer
Whiskey Reviewer Q&A with John Jeffery head distiller for Santa Fe Spirits in New Mexico, where he continues to experiment with new ideas in whiskey-making. Read Full Review

Silver Coyote Pure Malt White Whiskey Review
Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey is a noteworthy “white dog” from Santa Fe Spirits, distillers of the aged Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey. Read Full Review

She’s Got Spirit
Molly Norton, a Santa Fe native, spent years working as a bartender for various watering holes. She became the tasting room and events manager at Santa Fe Spirits in the summer of 2013. Read Full Review

Expedition Vodka bottle Expedition Vodka

Show Your Spirit
Need another reason to toast Santa Fe? How about five? Santa Fe Spirits distills vodka, gin, brandy and two varieties of whiskey. Read Full Review