Small Batch Colorado Grain to Glass Spirits
At Idlewild Spirits we pride ourselves on creating premium & intriguing new-age spirits. We exclusivley use Colorado grown grains in all of our spirits, milled at our distillery within hours of going into the mash tun. We distill, barrel, age and bottle at 8,787 ft in the Colorodo Rocky Mountains to bring you true Colorado Spirits.
In a world of mass-produced spirits and beverages where quality and attention to detail is often lost, Idlewild Spirits was founded in 2015 by Master Distiller, Jeff Ruhle in effort to offer the highest level of locally sourced and produced premium craft spirits and cocktails. Idlewild only sources unique Colorado grain varietals. We mill our local grains no more than 12 hours before going into the mash tun and we distill, barrel, age and bottle about 100 yards away from Vasquez Creek, the same water we use in our stills.
Unlike most bourbons, our signature bourbon whiskey recipe
is aged with three different types of wood for an incredible
complexity of flavors. Locally sourced fresh Colorado grains
give this spirit the deep grain flavor that makes it truly
SINGLE MALT WHISKEY
Single Malt Whiskey
A full-bodied single malt whiskey, with power aromas of caramel and chocolate from several specialty malts that are
used in our “quadruple malt”recipe — proudly mashed,
fermented, distilled & aged in Winter Park CO.
100% MALTED BARLEY
Idlewild Spirits Rye Whiskey is not a typical Rye Whiskey — so don’t try to make it fit into a mold. An undeniably smooth, approachable libation that makes both novice and expert whiskey drinkers swoon. With rounded heat, and a perfectly spiced back end — the palate is
a bit sweeter due to the Colorado-grown variety of rye, not bold or overly spicy.
This New American style gin is known for its conversion power. Think you don’t like gin? Think again.
Juniper notes balance the aromatics of the 12 other essential
botanicals we use including coriander, lavender, angelica & licorice root.
Our distillers zest fresh lemon and orange to
create a soft, citrusy palate which compliments the earthiness very well.
PURPLE DAZE GIN
Purple Daze Gin
Lavish, mysterious deep violet hues make this New American gin an intriguing upgrade for any gin cocktail. A floral steeping process lends an earthy balance to the aromatics of a dozen botanicals including lavender, coriander and angelica root. Freshley zested citrus and a luxurious mouthfeel create a truly exquisite gin experience.
Dried hibiscus flowers lend this gin creation a deep scarlet hue with tart berry and citrus flavors. Appealing to wine drinkers too, the tannins in the hibiscus lead to the classic dry mouth-feel of a red wine. The color and tartness makes this a brilliantly colorful substitute for regular gin in almost any gin cocktail and cuts through the sweetness of numerous cocktails, giving it a refreshing twist.
BARREL AGED GIN
Barrel Aged Gin
New American Gin aged in used bourbon barrels greatly softens the Juniper notes and allows the the aromatics of the 12 other essential
botanicals we use including coriander, lavender, angelica & licorice root to pronounce themselves. After aging, the freshly zested citrus combined with the char of the barrel has complex, earthy finish.
Distilled 9 times with Colorado corn and malted barley
which lends a light sweetness while providing a full
bodied and luxurious mouthfeel. Made with our own
spirits, still and water that runs straight down the
mountain of the national forest that passes just yards
from our distillery!
Let's take it to the next level!