Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
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.
Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey Tasting Notes and Reviews from Whiskey Magazine
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.
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.
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.
Santa Fe Spirits receives 94 out of 100 in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 for 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.
Afficionados will also want to try the gin, infused with sage and osha root, and the unaged malt whiskey, surprisingly complex and tequila-like.
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.
Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy
Bartender Marshall Simmons suggests the addition of brandy, such as the apple brandy from Santa Fe Spirits to the fall-inspired Harvest Chai.
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.
The apples in this brandy have fought their way to the glass, being grown in the unforgiving New Mexico landscape.
New Mexico might not be the ideal climate for apple orchards, but that doesn't keep this distillery from making fantastic apple brandy.
Need another reason to toast Santa Fe? How about five? Santa Fe Spirits distills vodka, gin, brandy and two varieties of whiskey.
Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey
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.
Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey is a noteworthy “white dog” from Santa Fe Spirits, distillers of the aged Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey.
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.