Plans are now underway for the construction of a 20-acre whiskey production plant in the central Colorado city of Black Hawk.
The facility, which will belong to the Proximo Spirits company, owners of the popular Stranahan’s Whiskey, is expected to cost up to $50 million to build, and will also include resort space.
What is being called the Lake Gulch Whiskey Resort will be, upon completion, the largest whiskey distillery in Colorado, with additional features comprising an axe-throwing course and housing facilities.
The idea animating the project is establishing a production and bottling facility for Proximo’s increasingly popular Tincup brand: “If you prefer a lower proof and enjoy sweeter whiskeys, this is for you,” the website Breaking Bourbon recently said in one of the many positive Tincup reviews.
That brand is currently only distilled in Indiana, but because of customer demand, the company has been looking for facilities elsewhere to produce it.
According to preliminary plans, the new Black Hawk facility will also include a visitors’ center, restaurant space, an outdoor amphitheater, and hotel.
Blackhawk officials in a place of around 130 people say the project could prove to be one of the most important business developments in the city’s history.
A construction time table for the combined distillery and resort has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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