born in the

west elk mountains.

Descending from the pristine snowpack of the West Elk Mountains, Coal Creek flows through the heart of our hometown, Crested Butte, and lends its name to our distillery.

OUR SPIRITS
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AWARD WINNING SPIRITS FROM COLORADO.

Descending from the pristine snowpack of the West Elk Mountains, Coal Creek flows through the heart of our hometown, Crested Butte, and lends its name to our distillery. In the hills above Crested Butte, miners uncovered banks of coal along what became known as Coal Creek. With this heritage in mind, Coal Creek Bourbon is carefully crafted in small batches to create a high-quality, Rocky Mountain whiskey. We at Coal Creek Distillery put great care and attention into our whiskey distilling process, and we do it for you, our neighbors. Indeed, we couldn’t do it without you. So, thank you.

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Bourbon WHISKEY

Coal Creek Bourbon Whiskey is our labor of love. The first sip enlivens like a crisp touch of Rocky Mountain winter air, followed by caramel notes and a sweet, lingering after taste. Our Bourbon whiskey is bold, but goes down easy, smooth as the stones at the bottom of Coal Creek. Our process begins with the finest corn, rye and American barley. The whiskey is then aged to its final, full-bodied perfection in charred oak barrels.  Whether you’re sipping our Bourbon Whiskey neat, or stirring it into an Old Fashioned, we recommend you enjoy it alongside a pasture-raised steak from one of our local ranchers.

tasting notes:


big vanilla, oak, and caramel

pairs well with:


grilled steaks, smoked salmon,
cheese, dark chocolate, apple

VODKA

Our 80 proof Coal Creek Vodka is an important part of any  liquor shelf. Combine it with your favorite Bloody Mary mix to fortify you before hitting the slopes, or class up the evening with a vodka martini.  

tasting notes:


crisp , clear, easy

pairs well with:


dried or smoked beef, radish's, cheese, cucumber, sausage, smoked fish

spirits that are

Born from the gunnison valley.

In the hills above Crested Butte, miners uncovered banks of coal
along what became known as Coal Creek. With this heritage in mind,
Coal Creek Bourbon is carefully crafted in small batches to create
a high-quality whiskey.

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FOR COAL 
CREEK EVENTS
year-round

THE WHISKEY WAGON

Meet the Whiskey Wagon, a bar on wheels delivering fine drinks and good vibes to concerts and parties up and down the Gunnison Valley. Contact us if you'd like to include the Whiskey Wagon in your next event.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE IBAR RANCH

Every summer, we sponsor the Coal Creek Distillery Concert series at the I-Bar Ranch in Gunnison, where we foster community with live music and drinks from the Whiskey Wagon. Come join us, it’s a boot stompin’ good time.

Have an event in mind? reach out to us at: events@coalcreekdistillery

Got an event that we know about? We sponsor concerts, parties and get-togethers of all kinds throughout the summer, and the Whiskey Wagon is available for rent. Shoot us a message at events@coalcreekdistillery.com and we’ll chat.