5 Best Distilleries in Aurora, CO

Best Distilleries in Aurora, CO

Below is a list of the top and leading Distilleries in Aurora, CO. To help you find the best Distilleries located near you in Aurora, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Aurora’s Best Distilleries:

The top rated Distilleries in Aurora, CO are:

  • Leopold Bros. – an independently owned distillery founded by brothers Todd and Scott Leopold
  • Downslope Distilling – started in 2009 on the premise that interesting and complex spirits could be produced on a small scale by passionate people
  • Branch & Barrel Distilling – made using heavy corn and barley, bourbon recipe
  • Dry Dock Brewing Co – popular craft brewery with a lively, relaxed taproom plus social happenings & a patio
  • Bent Barley Brewing Company – an idea several years in the making, to provide quality beers to the Southeast Aurora area

Leopold Bros.

Leopold Bros.Leopold Bros. takes great satisfaction in only using the finest grains, fruits, botanicals, herbs, and spices. Flavoring agents, artificial flavors or colors, glycol, glycerin, or high fructose corn syrup are never used in our products. They are dedicated to using only the greatest quality ingredients from family farms and orchards, such as our rye fields just 25 miles north of their distillery, barley grown in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Palisade peaches grown on Colorado’s Western Slope, and more.

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Address: 5285 Joliet St, Denver, CO 80239
Phone: (303) 307 1515
Website: leopoldbros.com/home

REVIEWS:

“I’ve lived in Denver for years and have loved whiskey for much longer. I’m still unsure why it took me so long to visit Leopold Bros. From the knowledgeable staff and the friendly atmosphere, to the fantastic spirits, this place is an excellent experience. The taster flight is definitely recommended unless you’re just going for the AMAZING Three Chambers Rye.” – Joseph Risner

Downslope Distilling

Downslope DistillingDownslope Distilling was founded in 2009 on the belief that intriguing and sophisticated spirits might be made on a small scale by dedicated individuals. They don’t cut corners because of their love for the craft. They start with basic materials and work their way up to a final bottled product. The pride they feel in the finished product fuels their desire to improve the following batch even more. It’s a small batch, and Spirits are made by hand.

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LOCATION:

Address: 6770 S Dawson Cir ste 400, Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 693 4300
Website: downslopedistilling.com

REVIEWS:

“Wonderful time at Downslope! Employees are super passionate and friendly, but more importantly- their alcohol is amazing! I tasted their whiskey, tequila, gin, and vodka and had NO HANGOVER! You can tell everything is made in house, and is super quality. Don’t skip a chance to check out Downslope!” – Lauren Carrillo

Branch & Barrel Distilling

Branch & Barrel DistillingBranch & Barrel Distilling is prepared with a bourbon mixture that includes a lot of corn and barley. Their maize comes from Northeastern Colorado, and our water comes from Eldorado Springs, CO, resulting in a sweet body with malty overtones. The finished high wines are matured in Char #3 new white oak barrels, which impart caramel and vanilla aromas to Branch & Barrel whiskey. The result is a superb whiskey with a distinct Colorado flavor. They proudly continue on that heritage with our bourbon whiskey, employing the same distillation method that their founding fathers utilized when America was but a glimmer in their eyes.

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LOCATION:

Address: 15353 E Hinsdale Cir C, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (720) 663 0468
Website: babdistilling.com

REVIEWS:

“Talk about an undiscovered gem! Branch and brewing has amazing whiskey and bourbon. If you love either, you owe to yourself to stop by and check out this place. We stopped by on a Saturday for a free tasting and tour of the distillery, all Colorado ingredients and processing. We’ll be back for sure and have added their bourbon to our list of bottles for regular purchase.” – Victor Rachael

Dry Dock Brewing Co

Dry Dock Brewing CoDry Dock Brewing Co was Aurora’s first craft brewery, opening its doors in 2005. It was the outcome of a community that grew out of The Brew Hut, a homebrew shop and sister company. The Brew Hut opened in 1995, and that was the start of it all. Kevin DeLange and Michelle Reding, co-owners of the little homebrew business, increased the “experimental” beer batches by drilling a hole in the wall and converting the recently vacated premises next door into a 900 square foot microbrewery! Dry Dock Brewing Co. began as a seven-barrel brewery with a tasting area for homebrewers to enjoy.

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LOCATION:

Address: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 400 5606
Website: drydockbrewing.com

REVIEWS:

“Delicious selection of great beer. The staff is really nice and helpful, they gave great suggestions when we were having trouble to decide which beers to order. The space is really big, but because it fills up fast and it’s first come first serve..” – Julie Akemann

Bent Barley Brewing Company

Bent Barley Brewing CompanyBent Barley Brewing Company is a concept that has been in the works for several years, with the goal of providing high-quality beers to the Southeast Aurora area. Mark Job and Paul Dampier, two friends and coworkers, started the brewery because they shared a passion for homebrewing, drinking great beer with friends, and knowing that not everyone lives within walking distance of downtown. To add, Bent Barley is devoted to using American-made equipment and ingredients, as well as supporting the local community and companies, as a majority veteran-owned company.

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LOCATION:

Address: 4200 Milwaukee St, Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 635 6177
Website: bentbarley.com

REVIEWS:

“Distillers and bartenders are always fantastic and coming up with delicious hand crafted concoctions! I love love love the chill vibe here! It’s such a nice place to hang out with a small to medium group of friends. It’s not too large so it never gets too loud to relax and enjoy the ambiance.” – Sarah M