American Woman Whiskey has announced its launch into the Colorado market with two new expressions, a cask strength and a 92 proof straight bourbon. Distilled in Kentucky, American Woman Whiskey was barrel-aged in small batches in Colorado Springs.
Distilled in oak barrels with four different levels of char crafted with pure mountain water and aged in a dry, alpine ecosphere, American Woman Whiskey is finished in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The bourbon matures at 5,400 ft in elevation for over 2 years, before each char level is combined to create the finished product, which is strong in heartland corn (98%) and a touch of malted barley (2%), according to official tasting notes.
Designed by Paul McTaggart, the bottle is a glass rendition of a woman with a strong forward gaze and won the distillery a United States Design Patent in April 2018.
Prior to its launch, the brand has already been the recipient of 7 awards including Double Gold in the 2020 Denver International Spirits Competition, Gold in the 2020 Sunset Magazine Spirit Competition, Silver in the 2020 San Francisco International Spirit Competition, Silver in the 2020 Berlin International Spirit Competition, Bronze in the 2020 New York International Spirit Competition, Silver in the 2020 Cask Strength North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition, and in 2019, Silver in the North American Whiskey and Bourbon Competition.
Founded by Dr. John Lupori of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the brand has brought together a group of entrepreneurs who work together to honor the innovation and courage of women and men from every corner of the nation. Currently, Lupori works with mission trips to repair children with facial deformities. He has hopes to promote love, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with this endeavor, according to the distillery’s official website.
American Woman Whiskey has pledged 1% of proceeds to the Caroline Lupori Outstanding Woman Award, which supports the efforts of female artists and entrepreneurs.