Mayor distills whiskey to celebrate Colorado Springs turning 150

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs turns 150 years old next summer.

Axe and the Oak Whiskey House, a local distillery, is working to distill a very special bottle to celebrate the milestone.

Colorado Springs was founded in July 13, 1871.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers helping fill, cap, and label the bottles of the special edition of the whiskey on Wednesday.

“We have a lot of history here with family and friends. and were just really excited and more than happy to make this product for this special occasion,” said co-owner Casey Ross. “Being born and raised here it’s a huge honor. At axe and the oak we love our community, we really do.”

The Axe and the Oak plans to make 1,000 bottles of the whiskey which will be available June 17. Pre-orders will be available six weeks prior.

The mayor said other local businesses can help celebrate the city’s birthday by taking part in the celebration.

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