THE SPIRIT OF ISLAY ALIVE IN COLORADO
Rick Thomas Distillery
We are a family-owned and run distillery high in the Rocky Mountains sitting above the historic mining and gambling town of Black Hawk, Colorado. Black Hawk was also known for moonshining during prohibition. We are bringing Scottish tradition to distilling using the same technology Scotland has used for hundreds of years.
Our distillery is named after the father and grand-father to the owners, Richard Thomas Watts. He always enjoyed a dram of his favorite scotch, and we strive to make a whiskey that he would be proud of.
We plan to begin production in late 2021 with our first aged whiskey being released in 2023. Stay tuned for updates as we craft delicious whiskey for you.
Barley is the one and only grain in our single malt whiskey. We use barley in many other whiskeys, but in our single malt, we focus on the complex and bright elements it produces.
This grain brings a spicy and peppery punch to whiskey. Rye whiskey can either be 100% straight rye for a bright dram, or a whiskey that introduces barley for a combination that is a more mellow and fruity.
Corn is used mainly in our bourbon. It brings out the classic bourbon lingering sweetness it is known for. A truly American grain for a truly American spirit. Both delicious and distinct.