AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEY
Every adventure has a beginning, and ours was Single Malt Whiskey. With bourbon dominating the American craft spirit market, we were inspired us to test new waters with Deerhammer’s cornerstone spirit.
Beginning its life as porter-style 100% malted barley whiskey, our Single Malt is shaped by open-air fermentation and double distillation through direct-fire copper pot stills. Then, stored in charred virgin white oak casks, it slumbers at the base of Colorado’s tallest mountains in the beautiful adventure town of Buena Vista. This high alpine climate maximizes the flavor potential of our mash, due to dramatic temperature shifts that can range from 40-80° in a single day.
The result is a distinctly American taste of place: aged no less than two years and bottled at 92 proof with notes of sweet coffee, cacao, caramel and spices. In the spirit of the settlers who first ventured west, we invite you to take your first sip with an explorer’s state of mind.
AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEY : PORT CASK FINISH
A selection of our finest two year matured, American Single Malt Whiskey was selected and transferred to ex-port wine casks for an additional year of maturation time. The results are characterized through nuanced flavors of dark fruit, caramel, and tannins, which enhance the complexity of our mainstay whiskey.
This limited and very exclusive Deerhammer expression marries tradition with innovation. Each component has been crafted with the intention of delivering a whiskey to be savored.
ROUGH & TUMBLE : HICKORY SMOKED CORN WHISKEY
Created to showcase some serious western fortitude, Rough & Tumble will inspire you to sip (or shoot) under the wild, WILD western skies. Built as a classic American whiskey and born from new frontiers, Rough & Tumble begs to be enjoyed while burning daylight, hootin & hollering, and reveling in all things free and majestic.
Forged from 100% Colorado corn grown in the Four Corners region, we’ve yet again laid challenge to another old standard American whiskey. Rough & Tumble rolls with an in-your-face hickory wallop that comes from a day-long cold smoking process. From there, we follow a traditional sour mash, 4 day open fermentation, and direct-fire double pot still distillation. This process proudly offers up a bustling, non-highfalutin, spin on a time-honored American whiskey.
Bring this whiskey on all of your backslapping adventures. Rough and Tumble is free to be what it is – an essential companion for starry nights, campfire delights, and hell, even a nip when you wake to a chilly morning. No judgment here.
Available ONLY in Front Range bars and restaurants. Keep an eye out for Rough & Tumble at your favorite liquor store beginning this summer!
DUTCH STYLE GIN
Deerhammer Gin is first and foremost, a labor of love. Our dedicated, grain-to-glass approach begins with the same spirit base as our flagship Single Malt Whiskey: 100% malted barley. As for “Dutch Style,” it’s the use of barley that classifies this spirit as an old school genever, providing a gentler pine flavor than mainstream, juniper-heavy gins.
After mashing, fermenting and distilling, the infusion of 15 unique botanicals shapes the spirit: Juniper Berries, Coriander, Orris Root, Chicory, Coconut, Grapefruit, Star Anise, Grains of Paradise, Hibiscus, Cardamom, Mint, Cloves, Cacao Nibs, Cassia, Lime.
The result is a nuanced, complex profile explicitly crafted to defy the rough menthol notes too often associated with this spirit. We particularly like enjoying it in a campfire cocktail, breathing in the crisp, clean air of the Colorado pines.