Say cheers as we celebrate the 2021 winners of the West’s premier competition honoring the best whiskies, bourbons, gins, rums, and liqueurs.

The Winners of the 2021 Sunset International Spirits Competition
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Bold aromas, inviting flavors, and rich finishes: Winners of the Sunset International Spirits Competition evoke the best of Western culture. Each year, we assemble a panel of sommeliers, distillers, and drink experts who taste hundreds of bottles to evaluate the whiskies, bourbons, gins, rums, and liqueurs that best express the spirit of the West. Cheers.

Best of Class and Show

BrandNameAwardExtra HonorsWebsite
Highclere Castle GinHighclere Castle GinDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest Gin/Best of
Jaxon Keys BrandyOld StockDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Branson CognacXODouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Cutwater SpiritsCutwater Barrel Aged RumDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Cutwater SpiritsCutwater Tequila ReposadoDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Tahoe Blue VodkaTahoe Blue VodkaDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Tommy BahamaCucumber VodkaDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest Vodka - Infused/
Tommy BahamaRyeDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest
Heritage Distilling CompanyCocoa Bomb Chocolate WhiskeyDouble Gold/Best of ClassBest Whiskey - Infused/
Pendray's Amaro
Gold/Best of ClassBest
Bundaberg Brewed DrinksBundaberg Ginger BeerGold/Best of ClassBest Non-Alcoholic
Barrel Brothers Brewing CompanySonoma BrambleGold/Best of ClassBest RTD (Ready to Drink)
Doc Swinson'sAlter Ego Triple Cask Bourbon Double Gold/Best of
Savage & CookeDIGITSDouble Gold/Best of
Uncle Nearest Premium WhiskeyUncle Nearest 1820 Premium Single Barrel Whiskey - US-53Double Gold/Best of
Crater Lake SpiritsBlack Butte WhiskeyDouble Gold/Best of
Cutwater SpiritsCutwater Tequila AñejoDouble Gold/Best of
High Bank Distillery Co.Whiskey War Double OakedGold/Best of
ÖömrangRaspberry BrandyGold/Best of
Cierto TequilaReserve Collection - Extra AñejoGold/Best of
Cierto TequilaPrivate Collection - BlancoGold/Best of
RumHavenCoconut RumGold/Best of
Remus Repeal Reserve Series VRemus Repeal Reserve Series VGold/Best of
KamikiKamiki WhiskyGold/Best of

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