Caprock, the Hotchkiss-based distillery, will open a showroom in The Source, an artisan market slotted to open next year, Amanda Faison of 5280 Magazine reported. Lance and Anna Hanson, the couple behind Caprock, decided to bring their product and story to Denver in a showroom-format to connect more directly with customers. The Source was a natural choice for the Hansons for its goals and philosophy — creating a community space shared by artisans where customers get to experience several food-related crafts in one visit in an organic way.
Caprock spirits range from eau de vie, grappa, vodka, and gin, which Faison called the best she has ever had. All are organic and made on the Jack Rabbit Hill bio-dynamic farm that the Hansons own and operate on the western slope in Hotchkiss. This year alone, the distillery received significant recognition: Lance Hanson was among the semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional and the Caprock gin and vodka won the Good Food Awards.
At The Source, Caprock will not only sell its regular spirits, it will also showcase special blends, hold tastings of the latest spirit releases, and provide a unique venue for enjoying a crafted cocktail whether it is sitting in its bar or while perusing other offerings in the building.
The Source will open next year. Among the tenants that joined the roster, the Longmont-based Comida Cantina, a modern Mexican taqueria that got its start on wheels in a truck named Tina, and Crooked Stave, the forward-thinking brewery focused on sours and barrel-aged brews.
Disclosure: the author of this post is married to Kyle Zeppelin, one of the developers behind the Source.