10th Mountain: Great Spirits, Great Place to Relax
The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. opened in Vail Village with the hope of delivering a “mountain lifestyle” brand to locals and tourists who work and play hard.
The tasting room seats about 30 people and is open every day of the week. Bay windows overlook Mill Creek, which drops down Vail Mountain. “It’s an extremely cozy, personal environment that is a great place to relax after a big day on the mountain or a stressful day at work,” says Ryan Thompson, co-owner of 10th Mountain. “We intentionally didn’t put TVs in the tasting room in order to encourage conversation and connection among our guests and spirit guides.”
In addition to the moonshine, bourbon, whiskey, vodka and cordials, look for the soon-to-be-available Alpenglow Cordial, which is Colorado Sage and Palisade Peach infused. “It’s sweet, along the lines of Grand Marnier or Tuaca, but has Colorado influenced flavors,” Thompson said.
Owners: Ryan Thompson and Christian Avignon
Head Distiller: Shawn Hogan
10thwhiskey.com | 970.470.4215 | 286 Bridge St., Vail