Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a local distillery without resorting to drastic measures such as running for president of the ATF. Get acquainted with a distillery the easy way with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a tasting, a distillery tour, and two signature cocktails at Roundhouse Spirits Distillery in Boulder (up to a $10 value).
Roundhouse Spirits distills and bottles fine spirits in tiny batches, made with all-natural ingredients that are organic whenever possible. Guided tours led by head distiller Ted Palmer whisk participants on a magical journey through of the distillery's secret inner workings, including the tanks where they age the baby apparitions into full-fledged spirits. Ted's virtual tell-all illuminates every aspect of the microdistillery, expressing the team's passion for spirits and how they go about their day-to-potation business. After sightseeing themselves past all the piping, metal casks, and bubbling cauldrons, visitors can sample a selection of Roundhouse's latest liquid successes before capping off the trip with a couple of signature cocktails (up to a $5 value each) that inspire spirited dreams of bathtub brewing.
Roundhouse Spirits may be the archetype for the micro-distillery movement, but its ideas are anything but small. For Imperial Barrel Aged Gin, for instance, Roundhouse’s spirit specialists take the distillery’s namesake gin and age it for six months or more in oak casks, creating a one-of-a-kind tipple somewhere between gin and whiskey. To make each small batch of Corretto Coffee Liqueur, on the other hand, they start with organic, fair-trade beans, which are hand-picked by roaster Gerry Leary down the street at the Unseen Bean. And beginning this season, Roundhouse plans to unveil its latest creation: Roundhouse Pumpkin Liqueur, which will initially only be available at the distillery itself.
Thursdays through Sundays, Roundhouse offers an inside look at its laboratory of libations with complimentary distillery tours typically led by company president Ted Palmer, a 25-year veteran of craft distilling and brewing. Visitors can also opt to tuck into one of the handful of tables in the tasting room, where shuffleboard and foosball complement the spirits available for sampling on the spot or taking home.
5311 Western Ave.
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