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C Lazy U Expands Partnership with Locke + Co Distilling

June 23, 2023

C Lazy U dude ranch and resort is thrilled to announce that after 4+ years of hosting special tasting events with Locke + Co Distilling, we’re expanding the partnership and bringing fans a limited edition rye whiskey that embodies Colorado’s Western heritage.

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Colorado Brands Coming Together

Locke + Co Distilling is a Colorado-based company founded in 2016 by 6th-generation Colorado natives with a history of moonshining and homesteading in the Centennial State. As big fans of Locke + Co spirits, C Lazy U wanted to get involved in a collaboration to produce an incredible, new limited edition Aspen Aged Rye whiskey aged in charred aspen wood recovered from sections of the ranch impacted by the East Troublesome Fire.

Locke + Co and C Lazy U collaboration whiskey - Aspen Aged Rye Kindred Spirits East Troublesome Fire Edition bottle

In an effort to make sustainable use of fire-damaged wood from our 8,500 acres of Rocky Mountain forestry – and in keeping with our mission to create fresh culinary experiences centered around the authentic flavors of the West – we’ve supplied Locke + Co with real aspen wood harvested from the ranch earlier this year. Now, the same trees you may have seen on trail rides or hikes can take on a second life in a great American spirit.

Man and woman sip Lock + Co whiskey at a collaborative event at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby

Taste the Spirit of the West 

The limited edition whiskey was aged for two years in 30-gallon oak barrels, 4 months with the C Lazy U charred aspen discs, and finished in a port barrel. The final product comes in at 91 proof and features subtle fruit notes from the port finish, mellow rye spice, warm cinnamon, light brown sugar, and wonderful toffee notes from the charred aspen wood. This unique bottle truly represents the Western culture that both C Lazy U and Locke + Co Distilling embrace, and we can’t wait for our supporters to get a taste.     

Keep a lookout for “Kindred Spirits” Limited Edition East Troublesome Fire Aspen Aged Rye, coming soon! 

Lock + Co branded Aspen disc sits next to whiskey and charred aspen wood
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We loved chatting with the ranch hands and learning all about the history of C Lazy U. Special call out for Ally who was so friendly and showed us an excellent and adventurous ride all while making us feel welcome. Spencer's stories were fantastic and we appreciated him sharing his experiences all while having a great time exploring the trails. Franny was so helpful and attentive during the clinical sessions. I took lessons as a kid and never got so much one-on-one help with my posture and horsemanship. Though we were rusty, she made us feel so comfortable. We were both nervous but she put us immediately at ease. Thanks to the ranch hands for such a wonderful experience!

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