There’s just nothing like a top shelf whiskey to warm your spirits and delight your taste buds. Here at Windcliff, we’ve got several whiskey lovers (aficionados?) on staff who’ve discovered the splendor of the fine libation.

Fortunately for us – and for you! – Estes Park and the surrounding area is an absolute goldmine for those in search of this sublime spirit. We’ve got unique experiences, one of the most extensive and elaborate whiskey bars in the country, and local distilleries all for you to explore. Here’s our guide – for whiskey lovers, by whiskey lovers – to the best experiences you’ll find here in Estes Park.

Elkins Distilling Co.

Elkins Distilling and Mercantile is one of Estes Park’s own. Available exclusively in Estes Park, Elkins’ spirits are second to none – and with quite a variety on offer, even including some flavored whiskies. You can enjoy Elkins’ fine whiskies in their tasting room while enjoying gorgeous patio views, and pick up a bottle (or two, or three, or…) to go or to give as a gift.

Check out their Instagram for more information, or why not just go visit them during your stay?

The Whiskey Bar at Cascades

The Whiskey Bar at Cascades bills itself as “the best whiskey bar in Estes Park”, and with what they have on offer, you may decide the same! Enjoy Colorado’s largest selection of whiskeys and single malts under one roof, along with historic cocktails and even a wine program (for those who may not be into whiskey as much as you are). Featuring lunch and dinner as well, the Whiskey Bar at Cascades is a full-featured Estes Park dining and sipping experience!

The Vault at the Stanley Hotel

The Vault at the Stanley Hotel may be one of the ultimate destinations for the true whiskey aficionado. This limited, curated experience features single barrels or special bottles – many of which are one of only 200 bottles in existence. The Vault offers private tastings that can accommodate ALL levels of whiskey enthusiasts, from beginners to dyed-in-the-wool experts.

In short, we can’t understate how amazing the Vault really is. Book your tasting here!

Estes Park Distilling Co.

Another treasured Estes Park original, Estes Park Distilling Co. offers a wide range of locally distilled spirits. You can visit their brand new store in Estes Park to sample and purchase one of their unique whiskeys, or even flavored moonshine! Visit their official website for more information, or check them out on Facebook.

Questions on where to find the best spirits and whiskey in Estes Park?

As we mentioned earlier, we’ve got some whiskey lovers on staff here at Windcliff, and we’d LOVE to help you plan your perfect whiskey adventure. Just call us at 970-586-2181 and ask for Kyle or Rich, who will be happy to help point you in the right direction! And, if you’re looking for a place to stay that will match your exceptional Estes Park whiskey experience, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about our rental homes! Browse our selection of available Estes Park vacation rentals here.