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Meet Ian Lee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ian Lee.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Lee Spirits Company is an award-winning Colorado-based distillery whose mission is to create the finest gin, liqueurs and blended whiskey to empower spirit-lovers to make authentic pre-prohibition classic cocktails.

In 2013, Lee Spirits Company founders and cousins Ian and Nick Lee had an idea to develop and manufacture the finest gin in Colorado and the United States along with accompanying liqueurs that would fit into classic cocktail recipes exactly as originally written.

Lee Spirits also operates a nationally recognized Speakeasy in Colorado Springs named Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street. Lee Spirits’ products are distributed throughout Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It is always a challenge to create the finest products in the marketplace including many offerings that are only available at Lee Spirits in North America including our Forbidden Fruit liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps and new Vanilla Liqueur.

Please tell us about your business.
What sets Lee Spirits apart, in my opinion, is our Culture + People = great products. We handcraft all our offerings; we hand bottle all our products and we hand label them all too. We couldn’t conduct such an operation if our entire team wasn’t on the same page from our distiller to our speakeasy staff to our sales director to both Nick and I as owners.

We also stand alone in many ways because many of our products aren’t made by the anyone else in North America.

We are very proud that nationally recognized magazine Forbes spent a great deal of time with our team to highlight these facts. You can read about that here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/claudiaalarcon/2019/04/19/colorado-distillery-is-changing-the-game-with-a-line-of-exquisite-vintage-liqueurs/#4609240765c0

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