Any friend of Death & Co. is a friend of HELM, so when we were introduced to Woody Creek Distillers, we were interested in learning even more about them. Founded in 2012 with the goal of producing the best potato vodka the world has seen, Woody Creek Distillers accomplished that mission. Located in the heart of Rockies, when they're not making vodka during the potato harvest season, they focus on making world class Whiskey, aged in 100% new American Oak barrels for a minimum of 4 years.
Their passion and commitment to creating a high quality product is what draws us to them, and we're honored to feature them as this week's Saturday Six host. Read on for their picks and check out their spirits so you can be enjoying a glass in no time.
"A favorite of WCD owner and Colorado native Mark Kleckner, Centennial is a novel by American author James A Michener, published in 1974. It traces the history of the plains of north-east Colorado from prehistory until the early 1970s. Geographic details about the fictional town of Centennial and its surroundings indicate that the region is in modern Weld County."
"We love when Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats jump on stage with their high energy blues, rocky mountain rock n' roll but this album shows off a grit and sadness that we all can relate to. Are you sensing a Colorado theme here? Well you should, as we're very proud of where we make our hooch and who else is as authentic as us. Check it out."
DINE | Number 38
"An extensive rotating list of wine, spirits and beer throughout their multiple taprooms, an incredibly talented chef who blends Asian cuisine with Mexican inspired dishes, a full calendar of events and free live music - Number 38 is a well-crafted combination of our favorite ways to spend a night out that requires only one destination."
SEE | Shameless Season 11
"William H. Macy is our Woody Creek Distillers National Brand Ambassador, quality controller and next door neighbor. "Bill" may be better known as Francis "Frank" Gallagher from the hit series, and plays a proud single dad of a large brood of smart, spirited, independent kids who without him would be... perhaps better off. A hopeless addict and troublemaker, when Frank isn't at the bar spending what little money he has, he's usually passed out on the floor. In place of a job, he puts most of his effort into swindling the state welfare system, often trying to teach his type of opportunistic deceit to his children, often also for his own gain. He is truly....Shameless."
WEAR | Keto Sabe
"Out of Aspen, CO, Kemo Sabe carries high quality apparel and any of the accessories you could imagine when you picture Western-wear. Not only do they have a wide selection of their own designs, if you don't see exactly what you're looking for they'll work with you to create it, ensuring you get a one-of-a-kind item for life."
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"Our resident bartender and owner/founder of the Denver bar, Williams and Graham. His cocktail and spirit knowledge are second to none."