Colorado Maltsters at Root Shoot Release American Single Malt Whiskey

Loveland, Colorado-based Root Shoot Malting is excited to announce the release of its first, completely locally resourced spirit. Five years in the making, Root Shoot Spirits’s American Single Malt Whiskey (100 proof) incorporates 100% Colorado-grown and malted grain, sourced from the fifth-generation, family-run Olander Farms and malted by the sustainability-minded craft maltsters at Root Shoot. 
From field to bottle, this bottled-in-bond American Single Malt Whiskey travels only about 30 miles, representing a uniquely hyper-local and sustainable supply chain journey. Root Shoot Whiskey will be available throughout Colorado beginning Aug. 15.

“You can’t get any more Colorado than this,” said Root Shoot farmer and founder Todd Olander. “Distilled just miles from Olander Farms, where its raw materials were grown, Root Shoot Whiskey is true Colorado whiskey, from our grain to your glass.”

The Root Shoot Whiskey experience starts with aromas of cobbler and honey granola. Upon first sip, clean flavors of alpine florals breeze across the palate, and the whiskey finishes with an alpenglow of rich pastry, faint cocoa dust and long, lingering bright-yet-spicy flavors.

Root Shoot’s unique take on American Single Malt Whiskey is one of local grain, a tradition of family farming, and a dedication to regenerative agriculture. 100% grown by Olander Farms and malted by Root Shoot, this whiskey is crafted from a blend of malts curated specifically for this project. 

Find it on shelves across the colorful state of Colorado starting in August using the Whiskey Finder at

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