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After one year, Marble Distilling Company reflects

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Patrick Fort
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Aspen Public Radio

As the craft brewing scene gets more crowded, entrepreneurs are getting into the distilling business. Last year, Connie Baker and her husband got into the act.

A year later, and the Marble Distilling Company is an award-winning brand that celebrated its first birthday last week.

 

“The locals love anything that’s tied to their community,” said Baker.

Baker said that after a year of working on her new project, the only thing she would do differently is to get into the business earlier.

 

So what can you see in the coming months and years from the Marble Distilling Company? First, the much anticipated whiskey that has now been aging for a year. There will also be greater availability as production ramps up, and because the distillery has arranged a distribution deal with a Denver company.

 

Baker hopes that if the distillery is around in a decade or so, maybe the next generation will take the reins and continue the business.

 

“That would make me so happy,” she said.

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Patrick Fort grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, nurturing a love for ice hockey and deli sandwiches. After moving to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Colorado to study music, Patrick discovered his love for journalism. In 2013, Patrick created and hosted the award-winning radio program Colorado Stories, a news program that covered CU and the surrounding community. An avid mountain and road cyclist, Patrick also referees youth ice hockey. He loves '60s pop bands and and trying new recipes ranging from milk-braised carnitas to flourless cakes.
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