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Wood's High Mountain Distillery

144 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2002
+1 719-207-4315
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First off what a cool setting! Secondly they have some serious great spirits. Barrel aged Gin is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WillIGoBack
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Denver, Colorado
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Great Surprise!

Not a whiskey fan, so let me put thst out first & foremost, they have other drinks...so don't pass... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OKTrav
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Tulsa
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The Wood's High Mountain Distillery concept was born on raft trip in the Grand Canyon over 20 years ago. While owner and distiller P.T. Wood was sipping on premium whiskey in one of the most inspiring places on earth, he decided to pursue the dream of handcrafting his own spirits in downtown Salida. The dream soon became reality and P.T. and his brother, Lee Wood partnered together and purchased a building on First street that formerly housed the Downtown Auto Body shop. After some major renovations and improvements to the building they found a 35 gallon copper pot still that would make premium spirits and fit the personality that makes Wood's unique. The pot still was produced in Heidelberg, Germany around 1880 and was purchased by the Wood's brothers from a family of German descent that brought it over with them when they came to the United States. The pot still was installed at the distillery and was fitted with a copper column with a dephlegmator, gin basket and cold water condenser made by Vendome Copper and Brass works specifically for Wood's. A larger stripping still was built by P.T. with key help from some local contractors to allow the distillation of larger volumes of mash than the smaller pot still. Currently, the distillery produces malt whiskeys, a rye whiskey, gin, elderflower liqueur with other ongoing projects including distilling and aging a stout brewed by Elevation Brewing. Tours are available Monday through Friday, noon to 5 PM. The tasting room for the distillery was opened in February 2013 on a limited basis. It has grown in popularity due to the colorful staff, exclusive craft cocktails and the highly palatable spirits that are being served there, The tasting room is now open seven days a week and features snacks that are prepared by Sweeties Bakery and Scanga Meat Co. The spirits and the saloon atmosphere in the tasting room at Wood's pays homage to the outdoor adventure experience in the Colorado high country and to the hardworking railroad and mining history of Salida. Wood's High Mountain Distillery is proud to be now be an fully operational artisan, craft distillery in the Creative District of Salida.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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144 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201-2002
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+1 719-207-4315
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off what a cool setting! Secondly they have some serious great spirits. Barrel aged Gin is a must!! Taylor was great behind the bar! Connected with guests and made us feel at home. Will I Go Back? Can’t wait!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a whiskey fan, so let me put thst out first & foremost, they have other drinks...so don't pass it up! Taco greeted us with the warmest happy smile, I knew instantly we were in hood hands! We took her suggestions and she was NOT...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool place. The gin is the best I’ve ever had and I’ve heard people on many occasions saying they didn’t think the liked gin but Woods changed their minds Taylor is a genius when it comes to designing the cocktail menu. If you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a passion for their spirits and are super friendly and share their knowledge and recommendations. Andrea served us a flight thoroughly describing each and made a delicious mocktail for our two kids. We circled back to enjoy some of their craft cocktails and...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I don't drink beer but my partner does so during our recent road trip through CO, we looked specifically for gin distilleries to visit among the craft breweries that are so popular throughout the state. Woods was by far my favorite. Small but comfortable bar...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We happened to walk past this awesome place and everyone was chatting at the bar and it had a very welcoming vibe so we stopped in for a drink before leaving town. The bartender was super friendly and shared some of her holiday drinks she'd...More

1  Thank Mundagreen
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We happened upon Wood's during their Halloween party. The whiskey was fine as we mingled with finely attired clientele in a friendly, lively atmosphere. Purchased a couple of bottles to take home.

Thank Laura J
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Bartender is very knowledgeable. Cool atmosphere and as you might guess from the name, they make all their own alcohol. Not just whiskey, but gin too!! Quite good! (Actually visited Sept. of 2017)

Thank LesaH121212
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for some local Colorado whiskeys, we were directed to Wood's, and on a rainy mid-week afternoon we spent an hour tasting their brands, and touring the facility. The hip young staff were gracious and knowledgeable and fun to talk with. We'd gone to Salida...More

Thank JC-OMCA
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

You walk in thinking you don't drink whiskey or rye, you walk out a whiskey and rye drinker. The bartenders are incredible mixologist, mixes up the perfect seasonal drinks. They'll go as far as asking what you like or don't like and then making a...More

2  Thank travelingtoday
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