Dry Land Distillers is hosting a grand opening weekend on October 26th and 27th, 2018. The weekend events include great music, local food, and new product releases.
They will release their new Dry Land Pure Cane Rum at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 27. This agricole-style island rum is made with fresh cane syrup and raw sugar cane, and offers delicate vegetal flavors highlighted by the natural sweetness from the pure cane syrup. Bottles of clear rum will be available for immediate sale, and pre-orders will be taken for the barrel-aged rum, which will be ready in December.
Bar snacks, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats for the grand opening will be provided by Treat Snack House and Dry Land Distillers. Guests will have a chance to see the newly completed build-out of the historic building at 471 Main Street. The building will host a New Orleans French Quarter-style café, La Vita Bella, and a 200+ person capacity live music venue that joins the café and distillery. Local jazz artists including Andrew Friedrich, Graphite Addiction, and Jenna McLean are performing Saturday afternoon with sets throughout the evening.
Dry Land Distillers, a Colorado craft distillery, opened June 13, 2018. They produce and serve up their unique spirits influenced and inspired by Colorado’s landscapes. Their focus is heirloom wheat whiskey, prickly pear spirits, spruce gin and now cane rum that represent the authentic flavors of the American West.
Aaron Main, co-founder and distiller of Dry Land Distillers said, “Our Prickly Pear Spirit is a genuine Colorado original, and it’s great to see it competes with some of the best spirits in the world. Colorado – and Longmont in particular – is a center of innovation for craft distilling, and we’re certainly excited to be a part of it.”
Dry Land Distillers is working with ingredients that celebrate the diverse Colorado ecosystems to craft unique spirits that are highly complementary to the other craft distillers cropping up in Boulder County. The team created their mezcal-style smoked Prickly Pear Spirit after experimenting with different crops native or suitable to the Colorado environment. “It was a big challenge to get the roasting and fermentation process to work on the cactus, but perseverance (and tolerance for removing cactus thorns from fingers) paid off,” said co-founder Nels Wroe. “As far as we know, this is the first time anyone has distilled cactus in the way we’re using it,” he added.
The tasting room at Dry Land Distillers is family-friendly, offering up a variety of handcrafted cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, and handmade sodas. The cozy tasting room is designed to bring friends together. It is a modern twist on the 1950s and 1960s bar/lounge complete with a vintage sound system with a turntable and impressive vinyl collection.
Dry Land Distillers is located in the heart of downtown Longmont at 471 Main St. This historic building once served as a bank and is now known as The Experience Longmont Building.
For more information on Dry Land Distillers, visit drylanddistillers.com or call (720) 600-4945.