Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Syntax’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a Colorado craft bourbon made grain-to-glass from local corn, wheat, barley, and pure Poudre River whitewater. Each batch is barrel aged for at least two years in full-size 53 gallon whisky barrels, to produce a richer, more flavorful spirit than rapid-aging in small barrels.
Syntax’s bourbon won two gold medals at both the 2015 and 2017 Wizards of Whisky awards in the UK. The Beverage Tasting Institute rates our bourbon 89 points (among the very best craft whiskies!) and offers this description: “Light amber color. Aromas of caramelized nuts, apricot granola, waxy honeycomb, and candy corn with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and zesty, peppery spice, dried fruit, dusty grain, and mineral finish with lots of warmth. A brashly flavorful young bourbon that will add fruit character to whisky cocktails; try in an old fashioned.”
Our Bourbon was created to be sipped straight, as distiller Heather likes to drink her spirits… but try it with a single ice cube to open up the flavors. There’s no need to stop there, though – enjoy it in spirit-forward cocktails like a Manhattan, Whisky Sour, or Mint Julep.
We make vodka the hard way — from grain to glass — never using any neutral grain spirits (NGS). When you drink Syntax’s Crystal Vodka, you’re enjoying a completely unique, truly local spirit that doesn’t taste like all the rest. To create its unique, smooth character, we start with 100% local wheat. Then we grind, mash, and ferment the grain, and distill it in our handmade column stills. Finally, we polish the flavor by carbon filtering.
Syntax’s vodka has been awarded many honors including: Gold Medals from the Beverage Tasting Institute and Microliquor International Spirits Awards, and a Finalist rating in the Good Food Awards.
Try it mixed, on the rocks with a twist, or how owner and head distiller Heather likes it — neat.
Rose Gin — New!
Syntax’s Rose Gin is a flirty floral gin that begins life much like our grain-to-glass Crystal Vodka. It’s then flavored with all-natural botanicals both in the still and in a vapor basket above the still column. Botanicals include juniper berries (of course) with red rose petals, sweet orange peel, lemon and lime zest, lavender flowers, anjelica root, cardamom seeds, liquorice root, coriander seeds, and Indonesian cinnamon.
Mix it in all of your favorite gin drinks, from martinis to a tall, cold Tom Collins. It’s also fun to cook with, think gin-citrus shrimp on the grill for a fantastic summer meal!
Heavy Rum — New!
Each batch of our Heavy Rum starts with 100% American dark cane molasses blended with Rocky Mountain whitewater. Then we ferment it and distill it in our handmade column stills for a clean, smooth, sugary flavor. Next we age it in a whiskey barrel and add just a kiss of the same dark molasses it’s fermented from for a rich, smooth flavor and texture and delightfully dark color.
Our Heavy Rum is smooth enough for sipping straight or on the rocks, with flavors of rich vanilla, nougat, meringue, smooth caramel, malt, sweet cereal, and brown sugar. It also mixes gorgeously and is equally at home in a dark mojito or hot buttered rum.
The unaged version of our Heavy Rum — Powder White Rum — has received several honors including a Good Food Award, a Silver Medal from the MicroLiquor International Spirits Awards, and a Bronze Medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute.