Getting Crafty with Woody Creek Distillers

Vodka made from Colorado potatoes in Woody Creek, Colorado.

Planning a visit to Aspen, Colorado this winter? Like cocktails and craft spirits? We suggest you put Woody Creek Distillers on your list of things to do.


Currently Woody Creek has a line of four products; Reserve Vodka, 100% Potato Vodka, Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey, and Colorado Gin.

Woody Creek utilizes potato harvested from their family farm for the 100% Potato Vodka and distill all their own spirits in Carl stills, no mixing neutral spirits here. This is a true handcrafted experience. With notes of cottoncandy, marshmellow mandarin oranges and vanilla it is ridiculously smooth for an 80 proof vodka. 

We tasted it on the rocks with a lemon peel to cut the sweetness and make this 100% Potato Vodka totally sip-able. Jimmy’s, an American Restaurant and Bar in Aspen recommends using it in their classic Colorado Rocky Mountain Mule.


Recipe: Jimmy’s Colorado Rocky Mountain Mule

2 oz Wood Creek 100% Potato Vodka
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Dash Angostura bitters
Approx. 4 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Lime Wedge


Fill a copper mug with ice.
Add vodka, lime and bitters
Top with ginger beer
Stir once
Garnish with lime wedge

For more details or to make reservations at Jimmy’s visit their site here.

Find details about distillery tours at Woody Creek Distillery here.