Denver Broncos Get Their Own Whiskeys Courtesy Of Breckenridge Distillery

By Allyson Nichols / September 11, 2021

The Denver Broncos and Breckenridge Distillery recently teamed up to release limited-edition orange and blue Broncos Bourbon Blends.

The bottlings come in honor of Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey being named the official Hometown Bourbon of the Broncos with the first, the Champions Blend, featuring the orange and blue blends encased in limited edition Broncos-branded bottles. By scanning a QR code on the back of the label, fans 21 and older can vote for their favorite blend and enter for a chance to win prizes.

“We are thrilled to partner with Colorado-based Breckenridge Distillery and its highly awarded Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey to become the Broncos’ official Hometown Bourbon,” Broncos Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Brady Kellogg said in a prepared statement. “Fans are able to support a local business while enjoying an elevated craft cocktail experience, whether that be on Broncos game days or in their homes.”

Breckenridge Champions Blends

The Breckenridge Champions Blends (image via Denver Broncos)

To create this first batch, a group of Broncos legends, Broncos Cheerleaders alumni and super fans competed in a blending battle, where a blue and orange team faced off. The battle and voting can be found here.

Founded in 2008, the Breckenridge Distillery is most widely known for its blended bourbon whiskey, a high-rye mash American-style whiskey. Its Breckenridge Bourbon is said to be one of the most highly awarded craft bourbons in the US, with awards from the World Whiskies Awards by Whisky Magazine, the New York International Spirits Competition, and more.

“Breckenridge Distillery is having a blast being the Hometown Bourbon Whiskey of the Denver Broncos,” Breckenridge Distillery Founder and CEO Bryan Nolt said. “We’ve created two limited release Bourbon blends for Broncos fans and can’t wait to see if they pick the orange or blue blend as their favorite. Cheers, Colorado.”

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The Champions Blend (43% ABV) is available now through local Colorado retailers. Official tasting notes for each bottling can be found below.

Orange Blend

  • Nose: Caramel apple bomb, fig, rye grass.
  • Palate: Apricot, rye, caramel apple.
  • Finish: Black pepper, subtle tobacco.

Blue Blend

  • Nose: Holiday spice, brown sugar, black tea.
  • Palate: Guava, red apple, cherry, lactone, cut grass.
  • Finish: Mature oak and spice.