Looking for a gift for a gift for that discerning someone on your list who’s a challenge to buy for? Do they enjoy handcrafted spirits? Love Colorado and the mountains? Do we have a solution for you. This year, we want to make your holiday season more festive and fun with our Wood’s Distillery Holiday Gift Guide. 

We’re making it easy to match the right spirit with the lucky recipient. Here are seven gift ideas for him, gift ideas for her, adventure seekers, Colorado hipsters, brunchers, weekend warriors, and the in-laws. Added bonus: All gift ideas are locally-sourced, and most can be purchased from the comfort of your home. As if you needed additional incentive, if you buy any three bottles, we’ll pick up the shipping! Just use code: 3ShipsFree.

Gifts for Classic Coloradans

Colorado is our home, our inspiration, and the roadmap for Wood’s Distillery, founded by brothers with the shared goal to bottle their passion for outdoor adventures. Here are gift ideas for the person on your list who embodies Colorado’s lifestyle – from the outdoor lover to the weekend warrior.

The Outdoor Lover

For the person who enjoys Colorado’s outdoor playground all year long, we recommend our Tenderfoot Malt Whiskey and our San Luis Valley Vodka in the go-anywhere Backcountry Bottle.  The special edition, lightweight Backcountry Bottle makes it easy to pack for any adventure. With its shatterproof design and resealable lid, it’s also ideal for festivals and tailgating. Buy either or get them both and save 20% with the code: BackCountry20.


Tenderfoot American Malt Whiskey


San Luis Valley Potato Vodka - Backcountry Bottle




The Colorado Hipster

For the flannel sporting,  always searching for one-of-a-kind products, our limited-release whiskies will be the perfect exclusive gift. Some of these are only available online and some are only available in the Salida Tasting Room but all are worth tracking down.

Dawn Patrol Single Malt Whiskey

This five-year-aged whiskey is bursting with leather, smoke, chocolate, baking spices and an inspiring backstory. This is extremely limited With less than 10 bottles available online only! Your Colorado hipster will savor every sip.

Wood's High Mountain Distillery Dawn Patrol Whiskey


Sawatch American Malt Whiskey.

Sawatch American Malt Whiskey, named for the 14’er filled Sawatch Mountain range that towers over Salida. Aged over 5 and bottled at 98 proof) – for a whiskey as big as the Sawatch range. Rye spice, dark chocolate, malt, toffee, oak, vanilla, subtle smoke, tobacco, hard candy and just the right amount of heat for a 101-proof whiskey. A big bold, spicy American Malt Whiskey with a beautifully long finish. This is extremely limited With less than 10 bottles available online only!
Wood's High Mountain Distillery Sawatch Whiskey


Distiller’s Reserve Alpine Rye Whiskey

Distiller’s Reserve Whiskey Series Release #1: Distiller’s Reserve Alpine Rye Whiskey. The Distiller’s Reserve label is given to only our most exceptional barrels. In this case, we have two barrels that have earned the label of Distiller’s Reserve. Both feature our standard rye mashbill and aged 6 & 7 years, respectively. These barrels are both incredible on their own but we decided to blend them for a really mind blowing whiskey.  Very Limited! Only 375 bottles were made and it is currently only available at the tasting room in Salida. – Sorry no online sales!

Distiller's Reserve Alpine Rye Whiskey

Only Available in the Tasting Room


The Enthusiast

Have someone on your list who loves a good whiskey without any pretense? We have our two flagship releases that are sure to satisfy.

Tenderfoot Malt Whiskey

Tenderfoot American Malt whiskey is made from three types of malt barley (including two-row plus a blend of chocolate and cherry wood malts), malt rye and malt wheat to give it balance with a hint of smoke, chocolate and a long spicy finish. It’s not a “Single Malt” since we use malted rye and malted wheat in the mashbill, rather this is a whiskey that is pioneering the return of the little-known category of Malt whiskey. This young whiskey’s age is belied by the intense effects of aging at 7089ft (2159m) in the Colorado mountains. Aged two-years in #1 Char New American oak barrels, and bottled at 45% (90 proof).

Wood's Tenderfoot American Malt Whiskey


Alpine Rye Whiskey

Alpine Rye features a mash bill of 73% malt-rye and 27% specialty barley malts. Aged a minimum of two years in new charred American oak barrels. Spicy rye malt and specialty barley malts make a unique, assertive rye whiskey that has a flavor profile of smoky rye spice, followed by a hint of dark chocolate, orange peel, and cinnamon toast and finishes with caramel, coffee and spice. Bottled at 49% ABV, Limited Supplies.
Wood's High Mountain Distillery - Alpine Rye


The Sunday Funday

For the person on your list who loves to enjoy Sunday Brunch, especially the bottomless Bloody Mary bar, we recommend our San Luis Valley Potato Vodka. The distilling process for this vodka begins with Colorado potatoes grown 50 miles south of our distillery in the San Luis Valley. We then blend our triple-distilled vodka with water from Colorado fourteener snowmelt. Winner of the 2021 American Craft Spirits Association “Best in Vodka”!

San Luis Valley Potato Vodka



Group Gift Ideas

Finding the perfect group gift or a gift for a group event can be challenging. Typically, you have to stay within a specific budget while also finding a gift that a variety of people will enjoy. Here are suggestions for a secret Santa gift exchange and the in-laws starting at $36.

The Secret Santa

You want a secret Santa gift to impress. Whether for work or at a family get-together, you won’t be embarrassed when your surprise recipient opens our Treeline Barrel Rested Gin. This crisp, bright gin features hints of citrus, licorice and pepper notes. As a versatile gin, it can be consumed neat and works as a substitute for whiskey.

Treeline Barrel Rested Gin


The In-Laws

In-laws can be tough to buy for as typically they have everything they need. Surprise them this holiday season with our flagship Treeline Gin. This award-winning gin features our proprietary blend of nine botanicals and spices. Its clear juniper flavors are complemented by peppery spices and licorice, fully embodying the spirit of the Rocky Mountains.

Treeline Gin

Gift Ideas for People Who are Hard to Buy For

There’s always one person on the holiday shopping list who is more challenging to buy for than others. We have you covered with a gift idea for the picky gift-getter.

The Picky Gift-Getter

We all have that person on our list, who we suspect has secretly returned past Christmas gifts. This year, give them the gift of an experience with a Wood’s Distillery gift card, redeemable at our downtown Salida distillery

While visiting the distillery shop our line of hats, t-shirts, hoodies, bar tools and other swag to show that your taste in fashion is as good as your taste in small-batch spirits. Click below for details on visiting the Tasting Room or use our handy search tool to find outlets that carry our products.

Why Locally Distilled Spirits Make a Great Gift

The perfect gift is uniquely personalized; the gift that someone didn’t even know they needed. Our Colorado distilled spirits make a great gift because there is a product for every spirits drinker. And with our distilling process, you can be sure that you’re gifting the highest quality of spirits. There’s always one person on the holiday shopping list who is more challenging to buy for than others. We have you covered with a gift idea for the picky gift-getter. 

Additionally, crossing off your holiday shopping list with Colorado-crafted gifts helps support local businesses and employees. Our distillery tasting room located in downtown Salida, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. We wouldn’t still be distilling and serving innovative cocktails

Want your gifts to arrive before Christmas? Start shopping now. The last day to purchase for a guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery is Saturday, Dec. 10.  And if you’re in Salida for this year’s holiday events, stop by our tasting room for a sample.

Remember there are two ways to save. By two Backcountry Bottles and save 20% using the code: BackCountry20 or buy any three bottles and receive free shipping using the code 3ShipsFree.