Colorado Distilleries Strike Double-Gold At SFWSC

Colorado has been producing spirits for decades. However, they’ve recently become a mecca for whiskey enthusiasts. The quality of these spirits has become undeniably apparent in the spirits community. And, if you needed further convincing, Colorado distilleries have been collection awards like they’re going out of style.

In the most recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Colorado took home over 50 metals. Of those, 15 were Gold, and eight were Double-Gold.

These aren’t small wins. Many people think of Kentucky as being the stand-alone champion of whiskey. However, we’re starting to see that stigma break as new distilleries learn to harness the unique characteristics of their states to produce hyper-premium spirits.

Trailblazers in Colorado

Let’s take a moment here to congratulate those who received metals:

Double Gold Winners:

Laws Whiskey House – Centennial Wheat, San Luis Valley Rye, and Bonded Four Grain Bourbon

Boulder Spirits – American Single Malt Whiskey, Straight Bourbon

Old Elk – Double Wheat Whiskey

Breckenridge – PX Sherry Cask Finished Whiskey, Gin

Stranahan’s – Mountain Angel 10 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey

Branch & Barrel Distillery: Flagship Bourbon

Gold Winners:

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. – Brandy

Talnua Distillery – Olde Saint’s Keep 2022 Special Release Whiskey

Stranahan’s – Diamond Peak 8-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey, Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey, Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey, Original Single Malt Whiskey

Breckenridge – Port Cask Finish Whiskey

Colorado Mountain – Bourbon, Citra Gin

Old Elk – Infinity Blend Whiskey, Double Wheat Whiskey

Laws Whiskey House – Henry Road Single Malt Whiskey

291 – Bad Guy Colorado Bourbon Whiskey Finished with Aspen Staves

Locke & Co. Distilling – Aspen Aged Rye Whiskey

Hogback – Wallace Collection Malt Whisky

First Stake – Cask Strength Bourbon

Silver Winners:

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. | Talnua | 291 | Breckenridge | Colorado Mountain | Whiskeysmith Co. | 3 Hundred Days of Shine | Nooku | Elevation 5003 | The Heart Distillery | Leopold Bros. | Red Eye Louis

Bronze Winners:

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. | Breckenridge | 3 Hundred Days of Shine | Gun Fighter


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