Distillery 291 is a small batch whiskey distillery making whiskey and liqueur nestled in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Located in Colorado Springs, the distillery sits in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain and the majestic Pikes Peak, which both serve as constant reminders of the founding vision of owner and distiller, Michael Myers, who aims to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of the Wild West — to make whiskey with the character of that unforgettable era.
Myers is no stranger to whiskey or the West. He spent his youth in the heart of whiskey and horse country inspired by the spirited traditions of Georgia and Tennessee. Names like Daniels, Beam and Dickel were like family in that neck of the woods as were the tales, some of them tall, that accompanied them. Growing up on a rural, gentleman’s farm which today rests on 60 lush acres in the rolling hills of Tennessee, in between Jack Daniels and George Dickel, profoundly influenced his love of the West. Old-fashioned good guys versus bad guys and his love of classic, western movies deepened his passion for cowboys, horses, and saloons which he carried to New York and Los Angeles where he built a successful career photographing some of the world’s most famous faces. Still, with each snap of the shutter, this idea of creating some friends for Daniels, Beam and Dickel kept swirling through his head. Armed with the support of his friends, Myers finally followed his passion and moved his family west in 2004. After a bit of research, Myers fired up his first run on the still in September of 2011.
Today, Distillery 291 is producing, from grain to bottle, seven distinctive whiskey products and one liqueur. The young distillery has earned national and international recognition for its spirits with unique character and flavor of a bygone era earning bushels of national and international awards. 291 embodies traditions of the past married with the boldness of the future: rugged, refined and, you bet, rebellious. Passion permeates every barrel, and we hope you agree!