Local distillers quench big thirsts

Local distillers quench big thirsts

Sustainability movement helps boost small spirit-makers
Ian James, owner of Mancos Valley Distillery, checks his distillers at his Mancos operation, where he produces, among other brews, Colorado Spiced Rum. Colorado’s local-friendly laws, already amended for craft breweries, are making it easier for small, local distillers to sprout.
Ian James estimates 30 percent of the sales for his Mancos distillery comes from purchases made in his tasting room.
Ian James, owner of Mancos Valley Distillery, checks the controls of his distillers. Small, local distilleries have seen record growth in the past several years.
A label for Mancos Valley Distillery’s Colorado Spice Rum.

Local distillers quench big thirsts

Ian James, owner of Mancos Valley Distillery, checks his distillers at his Mancos operation, where he produces, among other brews, Colorado Spiced Rum. Colorado’s local-friendly laws, already amended for craft breweries, are making it easier for small, local distillers to sprout.
Ian James estimates 30 percent of the sales for his Mancos distillery comes from purchases made in his tasting room.
Ian James, owner of Mancos Valley Distillery, checks the controls of his distillers. Small, local distilleries have seen record growth in the past several years.
A label for Mancos Valley Distillery’s Colorado Spice Rum.
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