10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits Co. is well-known in Colorado for their delicious spirits, and for benefiting their community through their contributions to numerous Veteran-based charities.
While their main operation is in Gypsum, Colorado, they also have an incredible tasting room in the beautiful ski village of Vail, CO., a picturesque mountain town that sees nearly two million visitors each winter, most of them looking to hit the slopes.
It’s no wonder that Vail takes out all the stops for the holiday season. Wreaths adorn shop doors, ornaments hang between buildings, and trees twinkle with brilliant golden lights. It really is a sight to behold.
And, 10th Mountain’s tasting room is welcoming any and all visitors looking for merriment and spirited spirits.
The Tasting Room
While the Vail winter chill blows through the town and snow drifts down on rooftops, Vail is a warm and cozy place to spend free time.
10th Mountain’s tasting room has a nice, family feel to the location. When we were there, it seemed that many of the people there were regulars and were more than happy to answer any questions that visitors might have about fun things to do in the area and their favorite places to visit. The bartenders are incredibly friendly and insightful in their spirit knowledge and are ready to make a wide variety of drinks to suit each person’s tastes.
They also serve a rotating menu of warm drinks to help stave away some of the winter chill.
Classics like the hot toddy will make their way into rotation amongst new and innovative concoctions.
Holiday Drinks Galore
10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. has ensured that holiday visitors in Vail will have a great selection of holiday drinks to enjoy.
Visitors will be able to sip on spiked eggnog made with their bourbon or rye. The bourbon will be perfect for those looking for a sweeter version, while the rye is perfect for those who want to highlight the earthy and spiced notes in the eggnog.
For those looking for something a little more decadent, they have a 10th Mountain Bourbon & Chocolate infusion over the rocks. The sweetness of the bourbon highlights the sweetness of the chocolate, making it a chocoholic’s dream.
And, finally, for something great to sip on in the chilly winter wind and snow is a Hot Apple Cider spiked with your choice of 10th Mountain Bourbon or Rye.
Where in Vail is The Tasting Room?
When you’re entering vail from the parking garage, it’ll be on your right past the covered bridge. There’s a great view overlooking the 10th Mountain Division statue. If you’re looking for more information, you can click here to check their hours and other information.
It’s just a few minutes walk from many of the major resorts, and close to the exits of the Vail parking garage, so you won’t be out in the cold very long and there will be a warm drink and a great time waiting for you.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.