Sand Creek Distillery Ltd. is a veteran-owned & operated distillery located in Hugo, Colorado. Call it a craft-, micro-, nano-, or even a pico-distillery--the goal is the same: to produce traditional, hand-crafted, pot-distilled, world-class spirits.

I often get asked about my story or what makes me special. I cannot even begin to count the number of narratives I have tried to write or rehearse, but to be honest Sand Creek Distillery was born of serendipity. So many factors: ideas, successes, failures, boredom, existential crises, and a myriad of others. As to what makes Sand Creek Distillery different--I guess I do. That's it, me, because this is a one-person operation--not that it'll always be. However, for now, the learning, growing, developing, and creating distilled spirits is my catharsis and passion.


Standard Single Malt & American Redux

Sand Creek Distillery specializes in American Single Malt Whisky. This whisky features:

  • 100% Malted Barley

  • Mashed, Fermented, Distilled, and Matured entirely in-house

  • Matured in Oak Casks

  • Distilled to no more than 160 Proof (80% ABV)

  • Bottled at no less than 80 Proof (40% ABV)

High Plains Gold Rum

  • 100% Panela

  • Double Pot-distilled

  • Matured in used whisky barrels

  • Bottled at 100 Proof (50% ABV)

Why Sand Creek?

Hugo is a statutory town located on the Big Sandy Creek, which is one of many in Colorado formerly known as Sand Creek. If I were to choose Big Sandy Distilling, no one would know where I was located. However, most Coloradans have heard of the Sand Creek Massacre which occurred an hour's drive southeast. So I chose Sand Creek Distillery because it immediately conjures up images of the Great Plains and Eastern Colorado.

And, yes, it had to be a creek because they are the only geographic landmarks out here.

Plan a Visit

Sand Creek Distillery's address is:

324 5th St., Suite A

Hugo, Colorado 80821

Due to other obliagations, we do not have scheduled open days for the summer of 2022. If you would like to schedule a visit, please send an email to: info@sandcreekdistillery.com


The easiest and best thing to do is make the trip to Hugo! You can Air BnB, if you're worried about my penchant to permit a barrel sample or two.

If you are a purchaser for retail or bar/tavern, I am distributed through LibDib and only available in Colorado.