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Our Spirits

Award-Winning House Specialties

At SWC, our spirits are developed, crafted, and poured with passion! Behind every product is our love for veterans, reverence for the Rocky Mountains, and a desire to bring people together—and we think you’ll taste the difference.

 

All of our cocktails are made using our unique whiskeys, rums, vodkas, and liqueurs, and you can buy them for your own supreme sipping at home. 

  • Stop by the distillery to pick up a bottle or two (sorry, bottles cannot be shipped at this time).

  • Check our Where to Buy page for our liquor store partners in several states across the U.S. as well as info on online ordering in select states.

Warrior Whiskey

Warrior Whiskey

Warrior Whiskey is our blended spirit that holds a special place close to our hearts. Warrior Whiskey is a blend of American made bourbon and rye whiskies finished in newly emptied rum casks and bottled at Navy strength (100 proof). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Warrior Whiskey go directly to vetted U.S. veteran support organizations so they may continue the important work helping America's fighting heroes.

Donations To Date:  $73,000+

 

Industry Recognition:

DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2021), SILVER: American Distilling Institute (2019)

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Approachable nose with sweet notes of maple syrup, sweet corn, and a hint of clove and cinnamon.

Palate: Rich vanilla and marshmallow combine to create a delightfully creamy profile.

Finish: Low heat, smooth rum notes. Lights hints of white pepper, oak, toffee, and citrus painted across the mouth.

50% ABV | 100 Proof | 750 ml | $50

Barrel Strength Warrior Whiskey

Warrior Whiskey Barrel Strength is a blend of four-year American Rye and Bourbon whiskies finished in a Caribbean rum barrel. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Warrior Whiskey go directly to vetted veteran support organizations so they may continue the important work of helping America's fighting heroes.

58.9% ABV | 117.8 Proof | 375 ml | $38

Ski Town Vodka

Our first release, Ski Town Vodka is a tasty trifecta made from Rocky Mountain potatoes, Midwestern corn, and Western Slope snowmelt. Distilled to perfection in historic Old Town Steamboat Springs using traditional methods in our handmade pot still. Our vodka is sweet and creamy smooth. Perfect in an apres-ski cocktail or enjoyed around the fire. Ski Town Vodka embodies the spirit of "The Boat," lingering on the palate like memories on the slopes.

 

Industry Recognition: 

SILVER: The Fifty Best Vodkas in America (2019)

BRONZE: American Distilling Institute (2019)

BRONZE: American Distilling Institute (2018)

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Soft citrus, fresh herbs, subtle potato, sweetcorn, crisp mineral water

Palate: Up front sweetness, smooth corn flavor followed by creamy potato.

Finish: Deep potato trailing into sweetcorn, lasting smooth mouth feel. 

44% ABV | 88 Proof | 750 ml | $25

Sleeping Giant Gin

Sleeping Giant Gin is a savory spirit crafted from corn and potatoes with Rocky Mountain snowmelt and botanicals. Sleeping Giant Gin received its name from the legend of the Sleeping Giant, a friendly giant that loved the people of the Yampa Valley, ultimately sacrificing himself to keep them safe. Just like the spirit, the Sleeping Giant left a long and lasting impact on those who came across him.

Our highly awarded gin is made by taking our vodka through an additional distillation through a vapor basket containing eight botanicals including Juniper, Licorice root, Caraway, Gunpowder Green Tea, Angelica, Allspice, Strawberry Leaf, and Lemon Peel.

 

Industry Recognition: 

GOLD: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2021)
GOLD: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2019)
DOUBLE GOLD: The Fifty Best Gins in America (2019)

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Notes of evergreen, cardamom, fennel, juniper.

Palate: Light juniper at the front followed by hints of pine, zesty lemon, and an arrangement of fruity and floral notes.

Finish: Sweet smooth corn taste with a touch of black pepper spice left on the tongue.

44% ABV | 88 Proof | 750 ml | $35

Steamboat Springs Territorial Moonshine

Sleeping Giant Gin is a savory spirit crafted from corn and Steamboat Springs Territorial Moonshine is Steamboat's first grain-to-glass spirit, made from corn, oats and Rock Mountain snowmelt. The 83% corn content gives it a mild sweetness and the 17% oat content creates a warm cereal flavor. It is bottled at 100 proof and can be substituted for vodka or whiskey in many cocktails. The name and label are a testament to the town we love and call home!

In 1909 the railroad arrived in Steamboat, sparking a commercial boom across the valley. The Yampa Valley went from a primarily ranching industry to showing visitors the scenic beauty and natural hot springs Steamboat has to offer. Shortly thereafter, skiing became an established sport. Today, Steamboat has grown to be Northern Colorado's premiere ski town where agriculture and adventure blend together seamlessly.

 

Industry Recognition: 

SILVER: The Fifty Best Moonshines in America (2019)

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Cheerios, bread, peaches and cream, licorice.

Palate: Pear eu de vie, vanilla cone, almond, cedar wood.

Finish: Touch of heat, notes of cream and wood, slightly drying.

50% ABV | 100 Proof | 750 ml | $30

Ski Town Tiki Rum

Ski Town Tiki Rum is made from raw cane sugar, high-grade Louisiana molasses and pure water flowing from the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains using our Caribbean-style double-retort still. Enjoy our rum in your favorite daiquiri or mojito, and you’ll be whisked away from the cold and snow of the mountains and delivered to the sun and sand of the tropics. With the island mentality of Ski Town Tiki Rum, there’s “Never a Bad Day in the Boat.” 

Industry Recognition: 

DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2021)

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Topical notes of pineapple and a delicate aroma of spring flowers.

Palate: Densely flavored upfront sugar sweetness, thick earthy molasses, and caramel.

Finish: Both sweet and spicy with a smooth mouthcoat.

40% ABV | 80 Proof | 750 ml | $26

Warrior Hrenovuha

Hrenovuha "wren-nova" takes traditional Eastern European potato vodka and transforms it into a spicy and creamy horseradish root spirit. Hrenovuha was classically consumed chilled with pickles on the side or with added citrus or spices. A portion of the profits from the sale of Warrior Hrenovuha go directly to veteran support organizations so they may continue the important work of helping our American heroes. Please Drink Responsibly! (91 Proof/ 45.5% ABV)

Industry Recognition: 

GOLD: New York World Spirits Competition (2021)

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet and spicy reminiscent of wasabi, hints of sweetness.

Palate: Sweetness upfront followed by full horseradish flavor.

Finish: Creamy horseradish coats the mouth.

44.5% ABV | 91 Proof | 750 ml

Clear Spirits

Heritage Grain Bourbon

Ski Town Heritage Grain Bourbon began as an experiment ingrowing heirloom grains and making them into whiskey. Nathan comes from a Minnesota farm family where most of Steamboat Whiskey Company's corn and other grains are grown with care at the hands of close cousins and relatives. The mash bill is made of 55% Bloody Butcher Corn, 45% Crimean Red Wheat, our proprietary yeast blend, and clear mountain born water. The whiskey was double distilled in our traditional pot stills and aged in 10 gallon barrels for one year.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sweet tea, cherry cola, toasted oak, marshmallow.

Palate: Oak tannin, corn sweetness, graham cracker, bitter chocolate.

Finish: Dry oak, touch of spice, lingering cacao.

45.5% ABV | 91 Proof | 375 ml | $36

Ski Town Barrel Aged Gin

Ski Town Barrel Aged Gin takes our award winning Sleeping Giant Gin and adds texture, depth, and distinction through a aging process utilizing different gin proofs in barrels of various vintages and aging them in distinct environments, creating an exceptional gin as complex as the process to make it.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fresh cut pine, botanical oak, herbal tea. forest after rain.

Palate: Subtle lemon zest, bergamot, elderberry, honeysuckle sweetness, cedar & oak tannins, cardamom, chamomile & sweetbread.

Finish: Cooling mint sensation, eucalyptus, pleasant dry cedar finish.

45.5% ABV | 93 Proof | 750 ml | $35

Ski Town Storm Peak Single Malt

Storm Peak Single Malt is Routt County's first Single Malt Colorado Whiskey. The collaboration between Storm Peak Brewing and Steamboat Whiskey Company had been, dare we say, brewing for a while. So, when the pandemic hit and we closed down our tap rooms, tasting rooms, restaurants, and bars, it felt like the right time to try something. We agreed to use Storm Peak's Maestro IPA (without the hops). The mash bill consists of flaked wheat, Munich & caramel malts providing a sticky base for this brew which was then double distilled in our traditional pot stills and aged in 10 gallon barrels for one year.

 

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Bubblegum, citrus grove, melon, freshly sliced apple.

Palate: Malted barley, caramel Frappuccino, subtle strawberries and cream.

Finish: Tongue warming, toasted heart oak, hazelnut.

93 Proof | 375 ml

Barrel Aged

Flavored Whiskey

Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine blends our renowned corn and oat moonshine with the finest apple ciders, juices and specialty spices to create an unforgettable taste. Best enjoyed apre-ski or around the campfire.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Grandma's apple pie, touches of clove & cinnamon.

Palate: Tangy cider married to a touch of spice.

Finish: Nutmeg, allspice, clove, soft tannins & cool whip.

12.5% ABV | 25 Proof | 750 ml | $36

Lemon Whiskeycello *SOLD OUT*

Ski Town Whiskeycello elevates the popular Italian dessert to mountainous heights. This liqueur infuses our award-winning blended American whiskey with natural lemon peel to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind spirit. This citrusy cordial is best enjoyed chilled for a delightful after-dinner refreshment

 

Industry Recognition:

SILVER: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2021)

375 ml | $33

Orange Whiskeycello

Ski Town Whiskeycello elevates the popular Italian dessert to mountainous heights. This liqueur infuses our award-winning blended American whiskey with natural orange peel to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind spirit. This citrusy cordial is best enjoyed chilled for a delightful after-dinner refreshment

 

Industry Recognition:

DOUBLE GOLD: San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2021)

375 ml | $33

Sticky Fingers Premium Peanut Butter Whiskey

Sticky Fingers is a tasty blend of wheated and rye whiskeys that delivers a mouthful of peanut butter flavor. This premium spirit does contain peanuts and is best enjoyed chilled.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Whiskey, peanuts, bit-o honey candy.

Palate: Whiskey backed by dry peanuts and butterscotch sweetness with a touch of rye spice.

Finish: Unsalted peanut, sugar sweetness.

35% ABV | 70 Proof | 750 ml | $28

Whiskey Specialty

Warrior Whiskey Gift Set

The Warrior Whiskey Gift Set is an outstanding way to share our signature blended spirit with friends and family, and the perfect gift for the Warrior in your life. The souvenir box contains one bottle of 100 proof - Warrior Whiskey and two bullet rocks glasses etched with the Warrior Whiskey logo. A portion of the proceeds of this special set go directly to vetted U.S. veteran support organizations so they nay continue the important work helping America's heroes!

$80

Warrior Bullet Bottle *SOLD OUT*

Our famous Warrior Whiskey in a unique bottle.

50% ABV | 100 Proof | 750 ml | $55