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Idlewild Spirits

How Idlewild Spirits Distillery Came To Be

“How the road of life led Jeff (Idlewild Spirits’ creator) into distilling is a long story that is better told in person, but the principles upon which Idlewild was founded are no secret. Just like business should be, Idlewild Spirits is a passion-bourn ideology. The perfectionist nature of the founder, Jeff Ruhle, will never be satisfied until it is exactly what he would want when visiting another distillery; high quality and intriguing new-age spirits, killer cocktails that explore all facets.”

Idlewild Spirits is a distillery nestled in Winter Park, Colorado! It is a passion-born ideology. It is new-age spirits, killer cocktails that explore all facets of your senses, and as many homemade items as possible. Enjoy craft spirits, globally inspired small plates, crack cocktails, and everything made on site from scratch while enjoying the ambiance this place brings.

While few of us would ever call ourselves true connoisseurs of spirits, we all can appreciate when a good drink has been put before us.

Well, that’s what you’re sure to find here at Idlewild Spirits Brewpub and Restaurant, as fine spirits and drinks are their sole passion in life. You might find it nice to go safe and try their Idle Series which has a fine selection of whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, and cardigan. However, you also might decide to really try something new and give their Wild Series a try. This series, offering similar spirit types as the Idle Series, only they’ve gone ahead and experimented to see if they can truly create something delightfully flavorful as well as wholeheartedly unique.

You will find that their bar hosts a wide arrangement of both unique and classic cocktails for you to enjoy while you try out the comfort food they so proudly create. This can be as simple as truffle fries or as complex as a burger; one could even try a bit of it all with a sampler platter. However, make sure you leave room for dessert, as they offer brownies, cheesecake, rum cake, and carrot cake.

So, if you are looking to enjoy both the power of spirits, and the delightful flavors of comfort food, make sure you stop by Idlewild Spirits Brewpub and Restaurant.


Click Here for Idlewild’s Website with menu and hours of operation.

Located in downtown Winter Park, Idlewild is open Wednesday – Sunday 4pm-9pm, and Friday and Saturday open till 10pm. 

You can find them at, 78737 US Hwy 40 Unit 1000 Winter Park, CO 80482-0524. Call ahead at (970) 281-5773 and get reservations or just stop in and grab a drink on your way back from the mountain. Online ordering is also available HERE

Let us help you plan your next Winter Park, Colorado Vacation Rental Vacation, and make sure to let Idlewild Spirit know we sent you, give us a call 970-363-7458 today!

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