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
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
Tasting room hours are normally:
However, please check my hours on Google for any special events/closures. I am generally available for private tastings tours, so if you would like to schedule a visit for a different time, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Operations--SCD does not sell any products for on-premise consumption (not a bar). Hours of operation will continue as normal until further guidance issued.