The inaugural batch of Marble Paonia Peach Brandy was created with hand-picked peaches from Riverside Orchards in Paonia and aged in third-generation American oak casks, formerly filled with Hoovers Revenge Bourbon and Marble’s Gingercello Reserve for three years.
Head distiller and CEO Connie Baker, crafted the Brandy, hand processing five 55-gallon drums of peaches and fermenting for nearly 30 days on champagne yeast. Distilled in a 250-gallon Vendome copper pot still, the spirit was aged three years in Marble’s “volatile” rackhouse, where diurnal temperature swings range as much as 70 degrees, using only solar and greenhouse roofing to heat the building.
Marble has committed to being net zero electricity by 2022 and is currently 65% solar powered. The distillery and The Distillery Inn (the onsite luxury boutique hotel) have a first-of-its-kind water and energy thermal system that saves more than 4 million gallons of water annually and harvests 1.8B BTUs of energy from the distillation process (20 homes worth of energy) that is used to heat and cool the 7,000-square-foot facility and pre-heat all domestic water and processes.
The Marble Paonia Peach Brandy has been bottled at 40% ABV, and features notes of vanilla and ginger, along with a silky mouthfeel that ends with a lite peppery spice. Just 486 375ml bottles have been created and are available at the distillery’s tasting room. Purchases can be made in person, over the phone or via email for curbside or pre-paid orders. Batched cocktails are also available in to-go 200-mL flasks. Marble’s full line of spirits, which include Marble Vodka, Gingercello, Moonlight EXpresso and Hoovers Revenge Whiskies are available in the tasting room, Colorado liquor stores and online at the brand’s online shop with free shipping on three bottles or more.