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Tasting Notes: Breckenridge Broncos Bourbon Blend Blue

$42.99

OVERALL
RATING

7

Tasting Notes: Breckenridge Broncos Bourbon Blend Blue

Tasting Notes:

About:
86 proof (43% ABV); 750ml bottle; $42.99 msrp.
Appearance:
This bourbon is a very light color, just a touch honey colored.
Nose:
There is definitely a touch of caramel, with just a slight hint of citrus.
Palate:
This bourbon has a nice sweet touch with hints of honey and caramel, followed by a lovely taste of spices.
Finish:
Comments:
The Blue team blend of the Breckenridge Back-to-Back blends is definitely the better of the two for this year. It’s got a nice touch of honey and sweetness that the Orange blend is missing. Still a good choice for beginning whiskey drinkers, and definitely worth it at the low price point for Broncos fans who want a whiskey from their favorite team.

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by the party behind it. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link in this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs. 

Breckenridge Distillery and the Denver Broncos recently teamed up to create two special edition whiskeys. These special editions are just known as the Orange and Blue editions. This year’s team whiskeys are led by former Broncos receiver Ed McCaffery, and former Broncos linebacker Alfred Williams. 

Breckenridge Distillery was founded in 2008, by former physician Bryan Nolt. Nolt took his love of whiskey and art and blended them together to create Breckenridge. As a physician, Nolt began thinking about what kind of things make one happier, and enrich their lives. He felt that whiskey (in moderation of course) and art were both things that could help.

Rather than just collecting art to display at the distillery, Nolt has employed local artists to create new and unique pieces within the distillery. In Nolt’s own words, “I like graffiti and supporting local artists. I’ve always had a few pieces here and there, but after we expanded I started bringing artists here to paint the walls, so now we have whole walls that are graffitied up.”

In 2021, Breckenridge teamed up with the Denver Broncos, to become the official bourbon of the Broncos. In 2023, they also became the official vodka of the Broncos. In 2021 they did their first Orange and Blue competition with the Champions blends, with teams headed by former Broncos Jake Plummer and Reggie Rivers. In 2022, with the Mile High Blends, one team was led once again by Jake Plummer, and the other by Karl Mecklenburg.

And, in 2023, they have now done the Back-to-Back blends, with team leaders McCaffery and Williams. 

McCaffery and Breckenridge founder Nolt teamed up for this year’s Orange blend, while Williams and Breckenridge head distiller Hans Stafsholt have created the Blue blend. These Back-to-Back blends are in honor of the Broncos Super Bowl wins in 1997 and 1998.

Breckenridge Broncos Bourbon Blend Blue review
We review Breckenridge Broncos Bourbon Blend Blue, one of two Breckenridge blends for 2023 to celebrate previous Denver Broncos championships. (image via Breckenridge)

Tasting Notes: Breckenridge Broncos Bourbon Blend Blue

Vital Stats: 86 proof (43% ABV); 750ml bottle; $42.99 msrp.

Appearance: This bourbon is a very light color, just a touch honey colored. 

Nose: There is definitely a touch of caramel, with just a slight hint of citrus. 

Palate: This bourbon has a nice sweet touch with hints of honey and caramel, followed by a lovely taste of spices. 

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