About

Explore colorful Colorado one distillery at a time.   In the West there is an old adage that ‘Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” Colorado Distillers tend to be more of the loving type and for that reason, we would love to share our spirits and stories with you. Join us along the American Frontier, where local distilleries embody the spirit of the West, as the Renaissance of Craft Spirits emerge in Colorado.

Colorado has over 50 members of the Colorado Distillers Guild who invite visitors to enjoy beautiful Colorado hiking, fishing, biking, climbing, camping, bird watching or hitting the slopes then finishing the day with a sip of whiskey or a dram of gin.

Get the Printed Map

Pick up your map at participating distilleries, the Airport or Tourist information offices, a downloadable version is available here.

How it works:

Collect stamps on the map from each participating distillery.  After visiting 10 distilleries present the stamped map to one of the participating distilleries and ask for a t-shirt.  The distillery will mark the T-Shirt icon on the map, give you a t-shirt and bragging rights that you completed the first round of the Colorado Spirits Trail.  No purchase necessary.

The Challenge:

All TrailBlazers who complete the challenge to visit and receive a stamp from all participating distilleries represented on the 2018 paper map will receive a ticket to the 2019 Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival and be entered to win a bottle from each participating distillery.

The first 24 individuals to visit and receive a stamp from all participating distilleries represented on the 2018 paper map will be presented with a signed bottle from each of the participating distilleries at the 2019 Colorado Spirits Trail Event.  You will also have the best stocked bar in the country and lifetime memories of your spirits adventure!

After getting all required stamps for The Challenge, take or mail your map to:  Rising Sun Distillery at 1330 Zuni St #J Denver CO 80204. The map will be verified, and winners will receive an invitation to the 2019 Hearts & Trails Spirits Festival.

If among all the fun you forget to get your map stamped, save receipts or photos of yourself enjoying the distillery and we will use that instead of a stamp.

About the Colorado Distillers Guild

The Colorado Distillers Guild (CDG) is a non-profit association promoting the licensed distilling Industry in Colorado. It serves to educate the general public about Colorado distillers, and provides valuable information to its members regarding laws, provisions, directives and orders as may be made by the United States government, the State of Colorado, and the political subdivisions thereof serving the association.