I’m not a fan of Breckenridge Distillery.
At the tasting room they sell etched Glencairn Glasses for $18… these wholesale for $4… If they really cared about building a brand wouldn’t you want people to buy these?
Instead of free or low cost tastings, they offer four 1/4 oz pours for $10… I guess they don’t think people will buy their product after a tasting? When asked if they would apply the tasting fee to a bottle purchase, the answer was no.
Maybe they need to invest in better staff because they have a seriously obnoxious guy behind the counter.
At the shop you have the opportunity to purchase a $450 6yr aged malted Whiskey in a special box. Asked why it costs $450, the guy says “many reasons” and acts all pissed off. “Limited release” and “supply and demand” and “craft” were not things mentioned–it would be so easy to explain, instead he rolled his eyes and acts upset that I even asked.
Admittedly, thus far, all these complaints have nothing to do with their product. However, I tasted several of their whiskies, and unfortunately, they are all pretty poor. I didn’t do a proper tasting with notes, but if I did, all the ones I tasted would rank between 40 and 70. Although, they do have a gin that was pretty good and significantly better than any of their whiskies.
Little known fact about Breckenridge Distillery, they previously sourced from Heaven Hill but now they are using most of their own new product. It’s too bad because the sourced stuff was good… the new stuff is terrible. For what it is, Breckenridge Distillery is overpriced and a waste of your time. Don’t waste your time or money.