The Concept

solera-bottleA wish to create a Colorado craft bourbon that has the age typically found in more traditional brands but has a unique roundness utilizing bourbon made in Colorado. To create a “Mertitage” of bourbon.

The Flavor

We sampled many barrels of bourbon to look for the flavors that would combine to make an excellent blend.

From the older Kentucky barrels the flavors of caramel, leather, and wood, with a touch of rose become prevalent.

From Indiana barrels the flavors of soft cherry, a nice mid palette feel and a touch of floral are found.

solera-barrelsFrom Tennessee bourbon notes of caramel, vanilla, and ripe banana are gained.

The Colorado bourbons bring spice such as cinnamon which are found from the bloody butcher corn, and honeysuckle from the Olathe region sweet corn.