Orange Vs. Blue: Breckenridge Distillery Announces 2 Denver Broncos Bourbon Blends
If you’re a Denver NFL fan who enjoys whiskey, Breckenridge Distillery has the perfect products for you: Two Denver Broncos bourbon blends.
The Denver Broncos and Breckenridge Distillery on Thursday announced the release of the limited-edition Mile High Bourbon Blends, the second commemorative Broncos Bourbon Blend of the series.
The bottlings will be made available for purchase to fans 21 and older beginning August 8.
“Last year we released our first collaboration with the Denver Broncos and the Broncos Bourbon blends were not only a hit with our Colorado fans, but the whiskey industry as a whole,” Breckenridge founder Bryan Nolt said in a news release. “We’re so excited to continue our partnership with the Broncos and bring Broncos and whiskey fans across the country our latest release of the Mile High Blends to enjoy this season.”
Former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer and Breckenridge head distiller Hans Stafsholt (Blue) went head to head against former Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and Nolt (Orange) to see who could blend the better bourbon.
These limited-edition orange and blue Broncos bourbon blends pay homage to the Broncos Mile High Era and include the team’s 1962 logo on their label. Both expressions are bottled at 86 proof.
Click here to vote which blend was better between Orange and Blue. By voting, fans will be entered to win a gift basket full of Breckenridge and Brocos swag.
Breckenridge Mile High Bourbon Blends Tasting Notes, via Breckenridge
Blue Broncos Bourbon Blend
Nose: Honey crisp apple and fresh orange
Taste: Creamy orange and orange blossom honey
Finish: Oak and light white pepper spice
Orange Broncos Bourbon Blend
Nose: Burnt orange marmalade and brandied raisin
Taste: Dark brown sugar with a light cherrywood smoke, vanilla, rye spice
Finish: Light black pepper
Last month, Jacksonville, Florida-based Citrus Distillers announced the return of its Jaguars whiskey.
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