Black Canyon Distillery
At Black Canyon Distillery we take great care in every step of preparing our whiskey. Because we love making whiskey, we do our best to ensure that every step in the process, from selecting the corn for the mash to testing every run from the still, is performed correctly and accurately to produce this fine whiskey.
Black Canyon Distillery – Our Story
Fred Lesnick, founder of Black Canyon Distillery, has put his knowledge, skill, and good old American ingenuity to work in producing a beautifully balanced whiskey from fine Colorado grain and pure Rocky Mountain water. He discovered the mystery and romance of combining tried and true recipes with a personal touch to make one-of-a-kind whiskeys, which have a rich golden color, along with hints of caramel and vanilla flavors extracted from new white oak.
While visiting his daughter, Jeannetta, in Hotchkiss, Colorado, Fred decided to take a ride over to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Well, the Black Canyon was so awe inspiring, a trait Fred wanted associated with his whiskey, that he decided to name his distillery after the Black Canyon! Fred is joined by his wife Susan, son Chris, and daughter Jeannetta in making Black Canyon Distillery another unique Colorado tradition. David Okay Patton became a partner in early 2014, bringing experience in craft distilling, marketing and sales, and banjo playing.
At Black Canyon Distillery our mission is simple: Keep the good spirits of Colorado running, imaginations flowing, and the parties never-ending. Cheers!!!
Black Canyon Distillery Products
Black Canyon Corn Whiskey
Black Canyon is a 100 percent Colorado sour mash corn whiskey. It has a wonderful corn aroma with a hint of vanilla, and an earthy hint of oak.
Black Canyon Rita
Black Canyon Rita is a unique Corn Whiskey cocktail. Black Canyon Rita is a refreshing blend of fresh squeezed limes and oranges, fresh mint and cilantro and their locally produced Black Canyon Corn Whiskey. It contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
The idea for this signature cocktail came about when Susan Lesnick realized that her corn Whiskey was the perfect cocktail spirit. One weekend and many recipes later, Black Canyon Rita was born. Try Black Canyon Rita in the blender with a little ice or over the rocks with a salted rim at your next summer BBQ. And for the adventurous, add local fresh Colorado peaches, pears or any other fruit.
AVAILABLE NOW! Mayhem Creek Pepper Vodka and Black Canyon Vodka, Limited Quantities, available only at Black Canyon Distillery
Stop by the distillery to pick up a bottle of either of these just-released fine spirits. Mayhem Creek Pepper Vodka, made with fresh chili peppers, delivers all the taste and heat of fresh jalapeno, Fresno, Serrano, and habanero peppers. Both spirits are made from our double-distilled corn whiskey. Available only at the distillery!
Black Canyon Distillery Tours
New Tasting Room Hours!
Wednesday – Friday, 1pm-5pm
Friday & Saturday 1pm-5pm – Call us to schedule tours at other times.
Always call ahead for Tour, Tasting Hours, and Additional Information
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