3 Hundred Days of Shine touts excellent bourbon-inspired cocktails 

click to enlarge MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
Since our last visit to 3 Hundred Days of Shine in early 2015, they’ve added more flavors to their joyous offerings, including a Centennial Wheat, meant to mimic bourbon (though it’s not one, featuring no corn, among other factors); it ages for two months in Distillery 291 barrels to pick up color and wood character. We try it in two excellent house cocktails ($9 each): a Moonshine Manhattan and Honey Old Fashion (neither pretending to be the classics, obviously). The first also utilizes Peach Cobbler shine, with old fashion bitters and a fresh orange wedge squeeze and rind garnish. A hint of cinnamon evokes pie crust, and the citrus leads; it’s not too sweet. The latter, our favorite and a total gem, incorporates Colorado Honey shine, which lingers in the finish, plus brown sugar and Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters, which along with the same orange juice/zest treatment, creates a maple-like midtone, after the Centennial Wheat has spoken in its wise whiskey-influenced way.
Location Details 3 Hundred Days of Shine
279 Beacon Lite Road, Unit G
Monument, CO

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