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Rocker Spirits- Downtown Littleton

Rocker Spirits Micro Distillery- Downtown Littleton


Located at 5587 S Hill Street, one block North of Main Street in Downtown Littleton is a new micro-distillery! We all know that Colorado is famous for its micro-breweries but there is a new micro trend and that is Whiskey, Rum and Vodka! Rocker Spirits opened its doors to the public just this past August but their distilling history goes further back. The written part of this blog is a bit longer than my usual, hang in there and enjoy!
Rocker Spirits has a great website please check it out: www.rockerspirits.com

Your first impression of their building from the street view is its “garage” like style with large doors and windows. This building was in fact a garage for Duston Evans’ collectible cars and supplies for a painting and drywall company he owned! Duston Evans is one of the owners. It was here he ran his paint and drywall business and started to distill his own whiskey!
Duston along with other acquaintances decided to renovate the garage and open to the public. The inside of this building is impressive. From the large wooden beams to the light fixtures and very large steel sliding doors that separate the bar from the Stillhouse, the design is very unique yet functional.

I met with the Head Distiller, Nick Hutch. Nick joined the team with years of experience from a mountain distillery. Before Rocker Spirits opens each day, Nick is working hard to produce their whisky, rum or vodka which sits in barrels for about three years until it is ready to drink! (More details on the whiskey, rum and vodka can be found on their website)
I was told that there are many parts of the interior that were built using reclaimed supplies from around the country. Look for these in the video!
• Metal Sheeting in Stillhouse: Leavenworth State Penitentiary - Leavenworth, Kansas
• Barn wood in Stillhouse and Bar Area: Old Barn from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
• Oak Bar Top: Used Semi-Trailer Decking
• Steel I Beams: Sedalia, CO
• Dimple Steel under Bar and Stillhouse entrance: Salvaged from old factory on Brighton Blvd
• 4 Ton Vintage Chain Hoist: Salvaged from old factory on Brighton Blvd
• Stools at bar: Made from wine barrel staves.
• Chandeliers: Salvaged hay grapple hooks and used gin barrels

Nick also mentioned that all the bar tables were designed easy to move to clear the way for a utility truck which he uses to move tanks and product between the backroom to the Stillhouse.
Rocker Spirits also attempts to use local product when they can, such as Colorado corn grain.

Wonder where Rocker Spirit got its name? If you notice their glass bottle has a very unique design. Owner, Duston Evans, stumbled across a 1930’s oil can on a junkyard trip. He had always been an admirer of vintage American industrial design and that oil can became the corner stone of their image, standing for functionality and a time in American history in which he admired. Check out their YouTube video on the making of the bottle (very cool): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcAXkmf2HZU

The architecture in the building really stands out from other establishments in Downtown Littleton. I love the fact that it was designed by the owners and much of the actual remodel work was completed by the owners.
This place will not let you down for a business outing or out of town guests. They have a great menu of cocktails, so it’s not just strait up whiskey, rum and vodka. They bring the drink to a whole new level.
Here is a link to their drink menu: http://www.rockerspirits.com/drinksmenu/
Try this off the standard menu:
Rum Drank- rum, pineapple/mango, black tea syrup, lime and aromatic bitters
Or a seasonal favorite:
Smoke’em if ya Got’em-whiskey, turbinado, bakers chocolate, aromatic bitters, a touch of cold press coffee and hickory smoke

I invite you to go visit Nick and Duston at Rocker Spirits!

Hours
Thursday - Saturday
4pm — 11pm
Sunday
2pm — 8pm

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Located at 5587 S Hill Street, one block North of Main Street in Downtown Littleton is a new micro-distillery! We all know that Colorado is famous for its micro-breweries but there is a new micro trend and that is Whiskey, Rum and Vodka!

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