Downslope Distilling: Small But Mighty
October 24, 2022 –––––– Aimee Heckel
The double diamond still is one major contributor to Downslope's whiskey. The two chambers enhance the flavor profile, according to president Zach Thomas. The still was custom designed by Mitch Abate, Downslope's head distiller, and crafted out of 100% copper that was entirely hand-rolled and pounded.
Downslope makes four whiskeys: a bourbon (60% corn, 10% rye, 30% malted barley), a rye (80% rye, 20% malted barley), Double Diamond whiskey (65% malted barley, 35% rye), and a single malt (100% malted barley). The crew is comprised of only three people, who manage to produce all of Downslope's spirits, with nothing sourced. Downslope also makes vodka, gin, rum, and agave spirit.
Finish off a free tour with a sampling of the whiskeys, other spirits, or craft cocktails in the cozy tasting room. Downslope also offers multi-day distilling classes and workshops.
Drink this: Downslope American Single Malt
89 points, 40% ABV, $65
Chocolate cookie, spice, chocolate-chip granola bar, minty dark chocolate
Eat here: Two Penguins Tap & Grill
Within walking distance of Downslope, it offers local spirits and elevated comfort food.
Stay here: Hyatt House Denver Tech Center
This hotel feels like home, with spacious rooms, kitchens, and living rooms.
Take a side trip: Cherry Creek Reservoir
Relax on the beach, swim, boat, fish, or camp at Cherry Creek Reservoir.