Every year a panel of professional tasters convene to sample the abundant and diverse spirits produced by distilleries throughout the West and beyond. They sniffed, sipped, pondered—and anointed this select group.

A bartender pouring a cocktail, with the Sunset International Spirits Awards badge.

It’s a wonderful wide world of spirits in the West, and each year we host the Sunset International Spirits Competition to steer you to bottles worth seeking out. We assembled an esteemed panel of judges and tasted our way through hundreds of bottles that collectively represent what’s being distilled in the West and beyond. Whether it’s whiskey, bourbon, gin, rum, liqueur, or gin, one and all they embody what spirits lovers want: incredible flavor, the highest production standards, and, above all, deliciousness. Cheers to the winners.

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Best of Class

Gold & Double Gold



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