Colorado craft malt house, Root Shoot Malting, recently announced their first locally-sourced spirit, a single malt whiskey.
A statement from Root Shoot explained it’s been five years in the making, and the Root Shoot American Single Malt features 100% Colorado-grown and malted grain, sourced from the fifth-generation, family-run Olander Farms.
The maltsters at Root Shoot malted the grains for the whiskey, and the single malt clocks in at 50% ABV, 100 proof.
The whiskey maker noted that from field to bottle, this bottled-in-bond American single malt whiskey only travels about 30 miles, a hyper-local and sustainable supply chain journey.
“You can’t get any more Colorado than this,” said Root Shoot farmer and founder, Todd Olander. “Distilled just miles from Olander Farms, where its raw materials were grown, Root Shoot Whiskey is true Colorado whiskey.”
He described Root Shoot Whiskey as having aromas of cobbler and honey granola, and on the palate, tastes of alpine florals. It finishes with notes of pastry, cocoa dust, and a lingering spice.
Root Shoot Whiskey is now available on shelves across Colorado, and you can find out more information at their website, www.rootshootspirits.com.