Dawn Patrol Single Malt Whiskey
This is a special whiskey named for hard-core skiers who are up before dawn to snag powder lines while others sleep. This whiskey, which honors those intrepid skiers (oh yeah – and British WWI Flying Aces), started out five years ago as an experiment with cherry-wood smoked malt barley. We wanted to see what would happen if we made a whiskey with a significant percentage of cherry-wood smoked barley (in this case 45%) and the balance of two-row malted barley. We aged it for five years in #3 new American oak and with the magic of high-altitude Colorado aging we have a produced a fully mature spirit that stands up to the legacy of early-morning ski mountaineers and WWI fighter pilots alike. Dawn Patrol, like all our whiskies, is a big whiskey that is bursting with leather, smoke, chocolate and baking spices. It’s wonderfully balanced and the finish goes forever.
This Limited Release of only 250 is only available in the Salida Tasting Room. It will slowly work its way into our regular rotation (next release will be in 2021) but for now come by our tasting room and pick up a rare bottle of this incredible whiskey.
55% two-row malted barley
45% Cherrywood smoked malted barley
Aged 5 years in #3-charred New American Oak