291 Colorado Whiskey Reveals 3 Offerings For The Fall & Holidays

, | October 27, 2021

291 Colorado Whiskey recently announced the return of three unique whiskeys: 291 Bad Guy Colorado Whiskey, 291 HR Colorado Bourbon Whiskey and 291 Colorado M (Maple) Whiskey.

The whiskeys will roll out throughout the fall with Bad Guy already out High Rye on Nov. 6 and Maple on Nov. 22.

“These three releases have historically been some of our most sought-after whiskeys, while also some of our most limited releases,” said Michael Myers, owner and founding distiller of 291 Colorado Whiskey, in a prepared statement. “As we celebrate our tenth year, 291 continues to grow into new markets giving us the opportunity to share these with a larger group of whiskey enthusiasts.”  

291 Colorado Whiskeys Fall 2021

Two of the fall 2021 291 Colorado whiskey releases (image via 291 Colorado Whiskey)

This year marks the first year they will be available outside of Colorado. 

The Bad Guy is wheated four-grain bourbon that was created by founding distiller Michael Myers. This is his third recipe that was created as an experiment in 2011. It is historically one of the distillery’s highest-rated and most-awarded whiskeys.

Bad Guy is described by the brand as the boldest, richest, and most complex whiskey and is made from corn, malted wheat, malted rye and beech smoked barley mash. It has an alcohol by volume of 57.8% and is 115.6 proof.

The 291’s High Rye Colorado Bourbon is made with a double dose of rye. It has been touted as the ‘Spicy Cousin’ of the flagship bourbon. After aging, the result is a delicious and complex bourbon that strikes a balance between 291’s Colorado Bourbon Whiskey and its Colorado Whiskey. It has a spicy fruitiness and vanilla and oak.

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The 291’s High Rye is said to have become so popular with fans that the Colorado-based distillery now offers it in a limited run each year. It is made from corn, malted rye and malted barley mash.

The 291 “M” Colorado Whiskey starts at 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey, which is aged in new American White Oak barrels and finished with Aspen staves. The whiskey is then transferred to 291 whiskey barrels used to age maple syrup.

This creates a whiskey with official notes of toasted oak, toffee, maple syrup, and figs.

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Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.