Back to Colorado we go. On the side of a road, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains you might come across a sign that says DISTILLERY.
If you know David and I. Or if you know what we do [write about spirits], you know that even if we didn’t have it on our list [we did, we just had bunk directions] we were going to stop.
We should have had a bumper sticker that says, THIS CAR BRAKES FOR DISTILLERIES. Because we saw the words. Quickly pulled a U-turn, and were in the parking lot of a distillery. We were at Spirit Hound Distillers, and they were so kind as to give David, Sara and I a tour of their wonderful space, but also to let us try their spirits.
First Some Background Spirit Hound’s Gin consists of 9 botanicals [see picture below of the botanical bottle], but what really struck me about Spirit Hound gin was a quirky arrangement that existed at the time when we visited. Folks who were hiking in the Rocky Mountains and found juniper [yes, there’s a good deal of it in them there foothills] could pack a bag of fresh picked juniper and bring it to the distillery in exchange for a drink.