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Opening Report: Geek Spirits, a Rum Distillery, Launches in Boulder

Bartending guru James Lee of Bitter Bar has crafted a specialty cocktail for the new spot.

Greg and Sherial Starr
Greg and Sherial Starr
Adam Larkey

Greg and Sherial Starr will bring a first to Boulder: a rum distillery and tasting room called Geek Spirits, located at 6880 Winchester Circle.


Greg, who holds a PhD in electrical engineering, spent two years researching molecular philosophies around creating spirits and attending intensive training about the distillery business. The couple has experimented extensively with molasses, agave and grain based mashes, developing an "unapologetic enthusiasm and precision to intelligently creating rum."

The cozy tasting room, which will open to the public tomorrow, offers a menu that features five to seven drinks. A signature cocktail called the Old Fashioned Geek, a variation on a rum Old Fashioned, was created by experienced bartender James Lee of the Bitter Bar. Bottles can be bought to go for those Rum old fashioned- Old Fashioned Geek, a variation on a rum Old Fashioned.

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