291 Colorado Whiskey to Release Three Seasonal Whiskeys in October, November


October 7, 2021

291 Colorado Whiskey announced the return of three whiskeys for the fall season: 291 Bad Guy Colorado Whiskey, 291 HR (High Rye) Colorado Bourbon Whiskey and 291 Colorado M (Maple) Whiskey.

The whiskeys will roll out throughout the fall with Bad Guy available on Oct. 9, High Rye on Nov. 6, and Maple on Nov. 22. This year will be the first time the whiskeys will be available outside of Colorado. 

Here’s more:

BAD GUY: The Bad Guy is a wheated four-grain bourbon, founding distiller Michael Myers’ third recipe, created as an experiment back in 2011. Historically one of the distillery’s highest-rated and most-awarded whiskeys, it is made from corn, malted wheat, malted rye and beech smoked barley mash. It is bottled at 115.6 proof.

HR (HIGH RYE): 291’s High Rye Colorado Bourbon was first created when a miscommunication between Myers and Head Distiller Eric Jett resulted in a double dose of rye accidentally added to the bourbon recipe. The “spicy cousin” to the flagship bourbon is branded as “HR” and with malted rye making up more than 30% of the recipe. It became so popular that the Colorado-based distillery now offers it in a limited run each year. Made from corn, malted rye and malted barley mash. It is bottled at 128.2 proof.

M (MAPLE): 291 “M” Colorado Whiskey starts as 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey, which is aged in new American White Oak barrels and finished with Aspen staves. The whiskey is then transferred to 291 whiskey barrels previously used to barrel-age Wisconsin maple syrup by producer Lincoln County Reserve and finished for four months. “M” Colorado Whiskey is bottled at 125 proof.