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February 2014

5280 has declared February the Month of Cocktails. In addition to this story, we will be posting daily spirituous stories on 5280.com/MOC. Among the offerings: A chance to vote in the Colorado Cocktail Challenge—a competition between three of Denver's craftiest mixologists—for your favorite quintessential Colorado cocktail at 5280.com/COcocktail.

5280.com Exclusive: Join us Tuesday, February 4 at 4 p.m. for a live chat with Williams & Graham owner Sean Kenyon. 5280.com/livechat


What's Behind Our Spirit Boom?

Liquor Lingo + Denverites' Favorite Spirits

Colorado Liquor Cabinet + Cocktail Bars Where You Can Find Them

The Art of Making Booze + Colorado Distillery  Tours

The 5280 Whiskey Taste Test

Amateur Status: Why Home Distilling is Illegal 

The Colorado Cocktail Challenge: Meet the Contestants

Tippling Trends + Essential Bar Tools