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Distiller's Notes


  • Corn provides a sweet taste
  • Rye adds an earthy spice
  • Wheat gives the silky, elegant mouthfeel
  • Malted barley rounds out the other grains with hearty notes of bread

Vodka


The Martini. The White Russian. The Greyhound. The cornerstone of these fine cocktails is vodka. And not just any vodka. These require good, honest vodka. Distilled in Northern Colorado using Rocky Mountain water and a four-grain mash, Dry Town Vodka is left unfiltered to heighten the expression of each grain and maintain its distinctive finish, delivering a clean flavor with a smooth mouthfeel.


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Vodka


The Martini. The White Russian. The Greyhound. The cornerstone of these fine cocktails is vodka. And not just any vodka. These require good, honest vodka. Distilled in Northern Colorado using Rocky Mountain water and a four-grain mash, Dry Town Vodka is left unfiltered to heighten the expression of each grain and maintain its distinctive finish, delivering a clean flavor with a smooth mouthfeel.


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Distiller's Notes


  • Corn provides a sweet taste
  • Rye adds an earthy spice
  • Wheat gives the silky, elegant mouthfeel
  • Malted barley rounds out the other grains with hearty notes of bread

Gin


For its distinct taste and superb quality, Dry Town Gin won Double Gold at the 2016 New York International Spirits Competition. Dry Town Gin is crafted in Colorado and made with 10 botanicals through an 18-hour soak and vapor extraction. This process brings out the best of each botanical and creates a distinctively refreshing herbal, piney and citrus flavor. It’s all about highlighting the ingredients to bring forward the true expression and character.


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Distiller's Notes


  • Colorado-grown sage, along with lemongrass and French verveine provide a fruit-forward flavor
  • Fresh, sliced oranges smooth out the mouthfeel
  • Fresh lime peel adds a clean punch of citrus to brighten the gin
  • Fresh ginger acts as a sweet backbone, while black pepper adds balance with a hint of spice

Gin


For its distinct taste and superb quality, Dry Town Gin won Double Gold at the 2016 New York International Spirits Competition. Dry Town Gin is crafted in Colorado and made with 10 botanicals through an 18-hour soak and vapor extraction. This process brings out the best of each botanical and creates a distinctively refreshing herbal, piney and citrus flavor. It’s all about highlighting the ingredients to bring forward the true expression and character.


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dry town gin

Distiller's Notes


  • Colorado-grown sage, along with lemongrass and French verveine provide a fruit-forward flavor
  • Fresh, sliced oranges smooth out the mouthfeel
  • Fresh lime peel adds a clean punch of citrus to brighten the gin
  • Fresh ginger acts as a sweet backbone, while black pepper adds balance with a hint of spice
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Our Story

From 1896 – 1969, Fort Collins was a dry town and relied on bootleggers for its libations.

After a hard day’s work, the farmer, the banker, the mill worker, they all had to sneak around to get a sip of the good stuff. They made honest livings. They were good citizens. But they had a little rebelliousness in them, an outlaw spirit that urged them to break the rules.

We think there’s a little bit of that rebel spirit in all of us, and it’s what fuels the creation of our Dry Town Vodka & Dry Town Gin, using the highest quality ingredients to create outstanding drinkability and taste. To commemorate this 73-year prohibition, Dry Town created a vodka and gin not only worthy of a martini, but legends all their own.

Dry Town Vodka and Dry Town Gin are sold in fine establishments throughout Colorado. Legally.

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Our Mantra

We raise a glass to the independent spirits.

The outlaws.
The rebels.
The flavor-lovers.
The rule breakers.
The adventure-seekers.
To those who forge their own paths.
And create memories.

Cheers.
Welcome to Dry Town.

Press

Lessons Learned From Box to Bottle

COBizMag | Curt Richardson | August 30, 2017 As a lifelong entrepreneur, my passion for the products I create is outweighed only by my passion for developing successful businesses. My first foray into business was a lawn-mowing operation I started as a kid....
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2 Must-Have Juleps for the Kentucky Derby

Dining Out Denver & Boulder | Jeffrey Steen The man behind the Derby It all started in 1875 with Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. While the itinerant’s grandfather was celebrated for the epic journey he undertook with companion Meriwhether Lewis, Clark Jr.’s...
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Old Elk Distillery Poised for Break-out Year

Thirst Colorado | Dylan Hochstedler | April 13, 2017 You could say that Curt and Nancy Richardson have you covered in the cell phone and spirit worlds. The couple founded OtterBox, which produces the popular phone and tablet cases designed to protect all kinds...
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Old Elk Distillery is Bringing Their Outlaw Spirit to the Mile High

Ultra5280 | April 5, 2017 Tired of the same old drinks? Vodka & Soda, Gin & Tonic… we feel your pain. And while those drinks are good “go-tos” to have in your back pocket, they can get a little, well, boring. Lucky for you, there’s a new distillery on...
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FoCo’s Old Elk Distillery Makes a Spirited Entrance

5280 Magazine | Ali Longwell | March 8, 2017 Old Elk Distillery is new on the scene but already making a big impression. In a state booming with distilleries (71 to be exact), one newcomer is making quite a splash. Old Elk Distillery, a Fort Collins-based...
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A Rebellious Gin: Dry Town

Drink Me | Calum Mitchell The history of Fort Collins is one of a dry town where hard working, honest citizens had to travel outside county lines to enjoy spirits legally up until 1969. Since then, Fort Collins has been legally able to provide liquor and from that...
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A Vodka of Its Own: Dry Town

Drink Me | Calum Mitchell The story of Dry Town cannot be told without recognizing the unique history of Fort Collins, Colorado and their citizens. From 1896-1969 Fort Collins was a dry county where drinking any kind of alcohol was considered illegal. Over this...
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BevNET Magazine – Jan/Feb 2017 Issue

BevNET Magazine | January/February 2017 Issue | Page 23 Old Elk’s Dry Town Gin and Vodka are featured in the new product information feature of the Jan/Feb 2017 BevNET Magazine. Visit this feature at BevNET.com VodkaGinStoryMantraFind Near...
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New Fort Collins Distillery Wins Big At Beverage And Spirits Industry Awards

Yahoo Finance | PRNewswire | January 25, 2017 FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fort Collins-based Old Elk Distillery is proud to announce four recent wins at prestigious industry competitions, the 2016-2017 World Beverage Competition and...
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Old Elk: Fort Collins’ mystery distiller emerges

The Coloradoan | Pat Ferrier | December 1, 2016 In a nondescript warehouse in northeast Fort Collins, a handful of people work in obscurity, without a name or logo to betray the activity inside 1713 Lincoln Ave. Few Fort Collins residents probably even...
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