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Breckenridge distillery


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In the Breckenridge Distillery, one of the highest located in the world, founder Bryan Nolt gives traditional whiskey production a special and regionally typical touch with a process he calls Dark Arts. Rum, vodka, whiskey and much more is produced at over 2,900 meters above sea level in the “highest distillery in the world”.

The Breckenridge Distillery is about an hour and a half drive from Denver. Located in the heart of the Breckenridge ski resort, visitors can take part in distillery tours or taste the selection of high-proof products on site.


Breckenridge’s colorful and rich history is shaped by the Colorado gold rush. The mountain town was founded in 1859 by a small group of gold prospectors. The gold-rich soils and the hope for wealth attracted more and more settlers to Breckenridge. Not everyone found what they were looking for, but the scenic beauty of the region was still convincing. Today Breckenridge has a population of just under 5,000.

This distillery was founded in 2007. The company’s whiskey was awarded the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) gold medal in 2011 and Best American Blend Whiskey in 2016 from the World Whiskies Awards.

Breckenridge factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Breckenridge Colorado USA
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 2007 - Present Grain Breckenridge Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Jordan Via Bryan Nolt

Can I tour Breckenridge?

Yes Breckenridge distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 208 of 317 tours to date. This gives Breckenridge an overall rating of 4.5

Latest reviews

Private Tasting by Zineyg

Great experience here! The service was great as well as the whiskey. We did a private tasting with Blake and really enjoyed his insight and conversation.

Great Place! Fantastic Whiskey! by Suz C

Holy cow Carolina knew her stuff! She listened to each of us about what we have drank in the past then recommended what we would like and she was right! Thanks for making our experience great. We bought 2 bottles of whiskey to take home to Georgia!

Amazing Carolina! by Bella

Carolina was amazing! She let our group of 7 come in and do an amazing tasting. By the time we left we were able to try nearly everything because of our amazing service! We ended up leaving with two bottles also.

Rating Reviews
Excellent 208
Very good 80
Average 16
Poor 5
Terrible 8