Colorado has become home to a flourishing craft culture -- first with breweries, and now with an increasing number of distillers. From potato vodka and botanical-packed gins, rye whiskey and whiskey made with experimental grains, to the more niche spirits like absinthe and creme de violette, the range of offerings goes on and on.
As even more Colorado distilleries open their doors in the new year, we wanted to celebrate those that started pouring in 2013. Here, in no particular order, are last year's newcomers, well worth the trek to any of their state-spanning tasting rooms.
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