291 Colorado Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished Barrel #2 takes the title with 94-rating
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2012) – From New York City to Colorado Springs, the newest whiskey maker on the block – Distillery 291 – announces “Liquid Gold” rating for the growing line of spirits.
Recently published this month in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013, Distillery 291 received favorable marks for the following whiskeys: 291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey, 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey White Dog, and 291 Colorado Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished.
“As our local operations comes of age in the world of spirits, our ratings in the Whisky Bible is an extraordinary accomplishment, especially for a newer distillery like ourselves,” said Distillery 291 owner Michael Myers.
Every year for the past decade, the Jim Murray Whisky Bible has been the world’s biggest-selling and most influential whisky guide offering details of 4,500 whiskies from around the world. In 2012, Jim Murray tasted 1,350 new whiskies for the 10th edition of the Whisky Bible. Acquiring the “Liquid Gold” status includes a rating of 94-97.5 points. To this day, Jim Murray has yet to taste a whisky above 97.5 points.
Quotes from Jim Murray on Distillery 291’s rated whiskeys: 291 Colorado Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished rye malt mash, barrel no. 2 (94) n23 stunningly clean rye showing all its inherent fruity and crunchy Demerara notes: beautiful; t24 all the charismatic, crunchy juiciness you demand from a rye and spices in just the right places and proportions; f23.5 settles into a more oaky, vanilla phase, though the spices pulse happily; b23.5 a superb, enigmatic rye whiskey which ticks every box: they are obviously fast learners!
“291 Colorado Rye Whiskey White Dog matured for less than one week, batch 1 (90) n22 t23 f22.5 b22.5. The way a White dog should be: pulling at the leash and baring its teeth. Excellent spices.”
“291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey distilled from corn (87.5) n21 clean and citrusy; t22 young spirit but the sweetness is provided by superfine sugars dampened with pure lime juice; f22.5 very few finishes are this salivating; a little spiced mocha at the death; b22 fresh as in refreshing… surprisingly impressive.”