Our Colorado Rocky Mountain artesian spring water is safe and delicious to drink right from the ground.
We do nothing to alter the pure, fresh water flowing from our spring other than filter out large particulates.
There is minimal contact with pollutants in the air and ground due to the spring's remote source. The water is untouched by municipal water supplies. We respect the natural balance and don't adjust the pH or include additives such as Chlorine or Fluoride.
The only water used to make our spirits is collected
from our natural spring located at
in elevation from
Colorado's Buckhorn Canyon
acres of National Forest.
SPRING44 Water Analysis
Total dissolved solids (ppm) 42
Hardness (mg/L) 27
FINE WATERS SCALE
INDEPENDENT WATER ANALYSIS
Stevens Ecology uses procedures established by EPA, AOAC, APHA, AWWA and WPCE. Nitrate and Nitrite are reported as ppm (mg/kg) N, as per EPA usage. Where the concentration of an analyte is listed as "0" (zero) it is below the detection limit of the analytical method. Trace quantities below this limit may be present.
ppm = milligrams per kilogram
uM = micromoles per liter
Why is the water so important?
An 80 proof bottle of spirits is 60 percent water. Proper pH, minerality, and total dissolved solids (TDS) combine to create the taste and character of water. Waters with low TDS have virtually no taste and consumers describe it as clean, airy, and potentially with a hint of sweetness. In our water the slight acidity marries well with the heat of spirits. The right balance of minerals provides character without clouding the water, which is undesirable in spirits.
White flakes or white sediments are to be expected in almost all spirits that have been reduced using hard or incompletely softened water. These turbidities consist of calcium salts or magnesium salts.
In other words if you find sediment in the bottom of the bottle ... it's all natural
How do we get the water to the distillery?
This is Tinkerbell.
She works hard getting us
up to the spring to collect the water and getting it back down to the distillery. We never stop producing our spirits - so Tinkerbell is working all year.