about NOCO DISTILLERY
Our micro distillery is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where we get our pristine alpine water from. We use small hand-crafted American made copper stills. Only the finest American & European oak casks are used to age our premium craft spirits.
Our spirits are hand crafted by renowned industry experts for your enjoyment. Please indulge responsibly.
Socially Responsible Operations
We at NOCO Distillery believe in doing business that benefits not only us but the rest of the community as well.
We outsource what processes we can to other local companies. For instance, we contract our wash to local breweries and complete the fermentation in our distillery. This is not only efficient but also produces more work for the local community.
As much as possible, we also source raw materials from local producers. Much of the botanicals and fruits we use in our craft spirits are produced right here in Colorado. This does not only reduce our operation's carbon footprint; locally sourcing raw materials means a shorter distance to travel and thus lesser fuel consumption. This also maximizes our positive impact on the local economy . Buying local increases the income of local producers. This, in turn, provides locals with more work opportunities, directly or indirectly increases' locals' spending power (which boosts the local economy even more), and increases the government's tax earnings. The Colorado proud way.
We also believe doing business and protecting the environment need not be mutually exclusive. Thus, we try to reduce our operation's impact on the environment. We recycle or reuse most of everything we use in crafting our premium spirits. We also strive to be energy efficient; for instance, we use heat exchangers so that we can preheat succeeding batches. This reduces our overall energy consumption by almost 33%. We also use a close circuit cooling system with water reclaimed from our Reverse Osmosis system.
Finally we strive to use organic and/or Non-GMO raw materials when possible. This of course depends on availability from our suppliers and will be indicated on our bottles.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN Water
The Rockies are a mountain range formed through the subduction of tectonic plates millions of years ago. It is more than 3,000 miles long and is located at the western part of the North American continent. The Rocky Mountains are shared by Canada and the United States, stretching from British Columbia to New Mexico.
The Rocky Mountains play a very important role in Colorado's craft beer industry. It supplies clean and clear spring and runoff water that Fort Collins brewers swear by. It is this water from the Rocky Mountains that brewers often credit for their beers' award-winning taste.
Noco Distillery is using the same high-quality Rockies water in its craft spirit distillation. And we're sure this very same Rocky Mountains water that gives so much character to Coloradoan brews gives our premium craft spirits an edge in taste and flavor.
NOCO Distillery's in-house experts strive for perfection for they must produce only craft spirits that deserve their name. And we are glad to say that all of our whiskeys, gins, rums, vodka and Brandy (Eau-de-Vie) are deserving of such honor.
We distill our whiskeys in small batches. They are aged in new or used 5, 10 or 15 gallon American oak barrels. We produce traditional American whiskey, single malt whiskey, blended whiskey, Bourbon whiskey, organic wheat whiskey, rye whiskey, peated whiskey and new make (moonshine) called Trailershine™.
Our gins are made differently from the traditional way. We distill each ingredient separately. Then we blend. This way, we consistently get the perfect gin every time. We say or Gins with an "s" because we will be offering 2 different styles of Gin to choose from. London Dry & our NOCO Saffron Gin.
Our rums are made from a variation of sugar cane and molasses. Our brown rums are aged in the very same 5-gallon oak casks previously used to age our whiskeys. We also produce an organic version.
We will be producing two vodkas. A Premium & Super Premium Vodka. Both our vodkas are distilled at least 6 times and filtered through custom filtration tubes. To ensure its purity, our Super Premium Vodka travels an equivalent of 1 mile or 1.6km during this repeat filtration process and is bottled at 55% ABV (110 Proof).
Brandy - Eau-de-Vie
We will offer apple, apricot, grape, peach & pear eau-de-vies as well as barrel aged brandies. Thanks to our smaller stills we can easily produce micro batches.
We will be producing once a year a "Bleue", the original style absinthe from an 4th generation family recipe. Clear in color, it turns whitish blue when water is added to it where it get it's name "La Bleue" from.
We will produce occasionally 100% Blue Agave Spirit. A Blanco (clear) as well as a Reposado and Añejo. Specially requested by our winemaker friend "Juan".
WHY Fort Collins?
Fort Collins is situated on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the "Wild and Scenic River" of Cache la Poudre (with a reputation for great whitewater rafting) runs through it. It is home to Colorado State University, it is the seat of Larimer County and, in terms of population, it is Larimer County's largest municipality.
Fort Collins is perhaps best known for being the "Craft Beer Capital of Colorado." Twenty plus breweries call it home. Additionally, approximately 70% of all beers produced in Colorado come from Fort Collins.
And soon - through the many local craft micro distilleries such as ours - we hope to put Fort Collins on the map of one of the America's great craft spirit distillation capitals as well.
Our tasting room will be open starting Wednesday the 11th of April. You can also schedule an appointment using the appointment scheduler app below.
Our Tasting room hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 5PM - 8PM (or later depending on occupancy)
Our (by appointment ONLY) hours are 11:00AM to 4:00PM Monday - Saturday.
Groups are welcome. Please note that our tasting room occupancy is for 12 people only at this time and we do not recommend more than 6 people for a tasting session for best experience. We also feature a selection of mixed drinks made with only NOCO Distillery products for your enjoyment. To view menu scroll down the page or Click Here.
NOCO Distillery will offer a wide range of crystal glassware so our customers can select the type of glass they wish to drink from. As always our spirits are to be indulged responsibly.
Did you know that If you come and/or leave out tasting room via Uber/Lyft, NOCO Distillery will discount your tab by 15%*. Just show us your pickup confirmation. Just another way to thank you for your patronage and how NOCO Distillery is leading the way to being more Socially Responsible.
We are looking forward to your visit.
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