Many folks know us for a variety reasons, but when it comes to the hospitality that spreads across all areas of life, an experience at Bull Creek is unmatched. The Spirits crafted by us continue receive new awards frequently. Come join us at our headquarter property, it also has some pretty sweet highlights too.
2022 proved to be quite the year for Bull Creek Distillery. Our signature Bull Creek Distillery Barrel 42 was honored with a Gold award at the 2022 Sunset International Spirits Competition. The esteemed judges described it as having a “soft, easy, warm finish, [with] notes of cinnamon and dried fruit”. We’re equally thrilled that two of our other premium spirits, our Distiller’s Cut and Bull Creek Distillery Black Flag both attained Silver status. Sunset, the definitive lifestyle brand of the modern American West, utilizes these awards to showcase exceptional U.S. spirit brands to its 1.1 million social media followers and distributors.
Bull Creek Distillery Barrel 42 – Gold
Bull Creek Distillery Distillers Cut – Silver
Bull Creek Distillery Black Flag – Silver
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The 2022 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards have come and gone and our passionately-crafted spirits did not disappoint. In fact, Bull Creek’s Distiller’s Cut, Jalapeno Vodka, and Apple Raspberry Vodka each won Gold. Bull Creek Original Vodka and Lemon Vodka attained Silver. Our iconic Bull Creek Barrel 42 was awarded the highest honor – Platinum status. Judges included celebrated names like Steve Beal, Karina Sanchez Huitron, Brigid Mannarino, and Victor M. Martinez Quezada. Spirits were judged on their distinctive and complementary flavor, palate, and character. The highly competitive annual contest seeks to bring attention to the leading local and international spirits.
Bull Creek Barrel 42 -Platinum
Bull Creek Distiller’s Cut, Jalapeño Vodka and Apple Raspberry Vodka – Gold
Bull Creek Original Vodka and Lemon Vodka – Silver
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Bull Creek Distillery was awarded the Gold for our choice Bull Creek Distillery Distillers Cut, Silver for our Bull Creek Distillery Barrel 42 and Bull Creek Distillery Jalapeno Vodka, and Bronze for our Bull Creek Distillery Lemon Vodka at the 2022 San Diego Spirits Festival. Ranked as one of the top cocktail festivals in the U.S. by Fodors, the festival is designed to celebrate and highlight leading brands in the cocktail and liquor market. This year’s competition was fierce, with a strong contingent of high-profile participants. Our carefully curated and matured whiskeys and vodkas were blindly assessed and scored on a strict 100-point scale by a panel of renowned industry experts.
Bull Creek Distillery won Gold for our Barrel 42 bourbon and Silver for our Distiller’s Cut bourbon at the 2022 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition, which is produced by the famous Wine Country Network, Inc. This competition is aimed at identifying the top whiskeys and bourbons in all of the U.S. and Canada, and includes a double-blind tasting panel and judging on more than 100 criteria. Our awards distinguish Bull Creek as a leading North American brand, and speak to the pursuit of excellence that has guided us from day one and will continue to guide us moving forward.
Barrel 42 – Gold
Distiller’s Cut – Silver
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The 2022 New York International Spirits Competition featured more than 1,400 spirits from 34 states and 39 countries, with judges selecting the best of the best from a number of key categories. We were named Kansas Distillery of the Year by a blind judging panel of trade insiders, and were also honored with a Double Gold and Silver award for our Distiller’s Cut and Barrel 42 bourbons. This prestigious competition is part of the International Beverage Competition Series, which includes other beverage-specific panels in New York, Berlin, Asia, and Melbourne.
Kansas Distillery of the Year
Distillers Cut – Double Gold
Barrel 42 – Silver
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The goal of the John Barleycorn Awards is to recognize the most impressive spirits in the industry, so we were truly honored to learn that both our Barrel 42 and our Distiller’s Cut bourbons took home Silver awards. Judging factors are based on taste, marketing, and design, and are overseen by a panel of journalists and industry professionals with extensive experience in the field. The competition itself is part of the larger John Barleycorn Society, which was founded by a group of spirits journalists who set out to call attention to those products they perceive as going above and beyond.
2022 was a big year for the Denver International Spirits Competition, with a full 20% more entries than the previous year. This made the Silver awards we received for our Barrel 42 and Distiller’s Cut bourbons that much more exciting, since we were up against a massive number of our talented industry peers. This competition, which is the largest spirits competition in the Rockies, is now in its 11th year, and is open to all craft and commercial distillers, as well as importers and distributors of distilled spirits. Judging is performed on a double-blind basis by an accomplished panel of specialists, with winners representing some of the most respected spirits in the world.
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