Colorado's Own Cream Liqueur
Colorado Cream began, as so many ideas do in Colorado, with the mountains and a passion.
John Lundquist and his friend biked the Vail Pass from Frisco, both taking in the beauty and searching for a direction--in every sense of the word. Growing up on a dairy farm instilled in John a desire to run a business for himself. He could never get used to treating people at work as employees and coworkers rather than as family and friends. His path, he knew, would start with spirits--a passion of his for years. A distillery in his future. But the path to get there was as long as the pass itself. The Vail Pass winds through the mountains, along I-70, which gave his mind plenty of time to wander, and wonder. He knew he needed a new path.
The mountains reminded him of his time traveling in Ireland. He shared with his friend his memory of seeing Lough Tay, Guinness Lake as it’s more often called, and his shot of Irish whisky at the end. John explained how he’d like to start a distillery of his own and build it to give people that kind of experience: a warm shot at the end of a beautiful journey. His friend mentioned he preferred Irish cream to straight up whisky. A seemingly casual remark that turned into a new beginning.
That beginning could come from John’s beginning--with a little nostalgia thrown in. That seemed too perfect: his dairy farm roots combined with his passion for spirits inspired by an adventure with a friend. Could he really combine so much about himself in one product? Could he bring that small, family dairy and his adventuring nature to his vision for the future?
And so, from the beauty of the Vail Pass to the memory of a shot of whisky on an Irish hill to the pastures of his own family farm, Colorado Cream has come a long way. Inspiration, nostalgia, and adventure bottled in blue.