Travel Tastes

The Family Jones Spirit House is Denver’s Most Posh Distillery

Move over craft beer, distilled spirits are booming in Colorado! Distilleries have been flourishing across the state, including in my neighborhood of Lower Highlands, or just LoH i for short. I didn’t have to go far for this Travel Tastes, just a short walk! LoHi is a vibrant and highly walkable neighborhood in Denver. It’s across the I-25 pedestrian bridge from LoDo, Lower Dowtown. LoHi is filled with incredible locally owned cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and the distillery The Family Jones Spirit House. I had been wanting to go and when my friend Hope visited it was my first choice of where we were going. We walked to Friday happy hour at the Spirit House. I made reservations in advance and it was a wonderful way to kick off the weekend and celebrate being together.

The stylist tasting room is fabulous. The main distillery is in Loveland, but the Spirit House is where they create their craft cocktails. The decor changes each season. For spring, there are moss accents on the walls and the chandelier looks like a giant bird’s nest. The plush blue velvet booths give the urban modern design a luxe vibe.

We both went for The Cesar, made with Jones house gin, lime leaf infused lemongrass Jones, ginger and lime. It went down so easy, we quickly ordered a second round. The Cesar paired beautifully with a cheese plate. Those pickles are absolutely to die for!

Guided tours and tastings are offered at 2pm on Saturdays. You get to taste a flight of eight spirits with some small bites. Think I need to add that to my calendar.

Jennifer Broome loves great food, wine and spirits. She also loves sharing those finds. Check out the Travel Tastes section for more unique places from coffee to cocktails. For more things to do in Denver, check out blog How to Spend a 3-Day Weekend in Denver.