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Winning SFWSC medals gave our tequila 'Calle 23' two powerful levers: 1. Recognition of the deep work of the Calle 23 team which provided a huge boost & smile to everyone involved; 2. A global ... continue reading
Winning SFWSC medals gave our tequila 'Calle 23' two powerful levers: 1. Recognition of the deep work of the Calle 23 team which provided a huge boost & smile to everyone involved; 2. A global spotlight on the brand, empowering our current distributors & consumers, and getting many new distribution requests across the globe. !Gracias SFWSC!
Sophie Decobecq, Founder of Calle 23
“To have been recognised with so many awards at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a fantastic achievement for Loch Lomond Whiskies. A wealth of care and craftsmanship goes in to each of ... continue reading
“To have been recognised with so many awards at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a fantastic achievement for Loch Lomond Whiskies. A wealth of care and craftsmanship goes in to each of our expressions, and to have been recognised at such a prestigious level is an honour."
Michael Henry, Master Blender at Loch Lomond Whiskies
“We are absolutely delighted to have been presented with 2 double golds, 2 golds and 2 silver medals at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of ... continue reading
“We are absolutely delighted to have been presented with 2 double golds, 2 golds and 2 silver medals at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the most respected globally and these accolades are a true testimony to the expert craftsmanship and skill of our team of dedicated distillers.”
Chase Distillery
“Since it was publicized that Asbury Park Gin won Double Gold and Best of Class on May 5, our sales to date have more than doubled January through April’s sales. Amazing! Slightly over 2 months ... continue reading
“Since it was publicized that Asbury Park Gin won Double Gold and Best of Class on May 5, our sales to date have more than doubled January through April’s sales. Amazing! Slightly over 2 months since announcing compared to the first 4 full months of the year!”
Rob Wile, Partner at Asbury Park Distilling
"Winning at SFWSC is a huge boost to our business and allows us to benchmark on a global platform."
"Winning at SFWSC is a huge boost to our business and allows us to benchmark on a global platform."
Sacha La Forgia, Adelaide Hills Distillery
"To say winning the Double Gold for our Ben Milam Single Barrel Bourbon at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition rocked our world is an understatement," says Milam. "The award, for a small new distillery ... continue reading
"To say winning the Double Gold for our Ben Milam Single Barrel Bourbon at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition rocked our world is an understatement," says Milam. "The award, for a small new distillery such as ours, changed everything: increased press coverage, increased awareness, increased distribution, AND increased sales."
Marsha Milam, Founder of Ben Milam Whiskey
"The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the end-all-be-all for the industry," says Fagnan, “Our medals are a major claim to fame because they were awarded by the world’s best connoisseurs who cannot be paid ... continue reading
"The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the end-all-be-all for the industry," says Fagnan, “Our medals are a major claim to fame because they were awarded by the world’s best connoisseurs who cannot be paid off."
Jenna Fagnan, President of Tequila Avion in a 2018 Forbes Article
"Winning the competition gave us a validation in the industry that we needed,” said Soto. “Suddenly, we found ourselves as the new kids on the block — kids who had the best tasting tequila in ... continue reading
"Winning the competition gave us a validation in the industry that we needed,” said Soto. “Suddenly, we found ourselves as the new kids on the block — kids who had the best tasting tequila in the world."
Carlos Soto, Founder of Nosotros Tequila in a 2018 Forbes Article
"When you get acknowledged by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it’s really cool — it gives your brand instant credibility," says Stillhouse Whiskey Founder & CEO Brad Beckerman. "It’s like the Grammys of the ... continue reading
"When you get acknowledged by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it’s really cool — it gives your brand instant credibility," says Stillhouse Whiskey Founder & CEO Brad Beckerman. "It’s like the Grammys of the spirits world."
Brad Beckerman, Founder & CEO of Stillhouse Whiskey
"Finally, in 2001--a break. "We got a call that we'd be in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition," he says. "I was busy fixing a boiler on my third still and couldn't go but sent ... continue reading
"Finally, in 2001--a break. "We got a call that we'd be in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition," he says. "I was busy fixing a boiler on my third still and couldn't go but sent a couple bottles." Tito's Handmade won the double gold medal for best vodka over Grey Goose, Belvedere and 70 others. "Things moved quicker after that," he says. That year he notched his first real profit."
Bert “Tito” Beveridge, Founder of Tito’s Vodka in a 2013 Forbes Article

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Fresh Victor’s cold pressed mixers pair perfectly with any spirit! Try making a Paloma or a Greyhound with their Grapefruit & Sea Salt mixer! ✨ This amazing flavor won a Double Gold & Best in Glass medal in the 2022 SFWSC! 🏅

Reposted from @freshvictorcocktails 🌿

#grapefruit #paloma #greyhound #mixer #cocktails
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Congratulations to New Orleans’ Atelier Vie on two Golds and one Double Gold at the 2022 SFWSC! ✨

Riz, Louisiana Rice Whiskey, Bottled in Bond - Double Gold
Louisiana Single Malt - Gold
Calio Rum Barrel Aged - Gold

Reposted from @ateliervie 🏅

#gold #ateliervie #neworleans #potdistilled #handcrafted #rum #whiskey #doublegold #sfwsc
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@neelyfamilydistillery is producing some phenomenal small batch absinthe! Awarded Double Gold two years in a row - their Fear and Loathing in Kentucky Absinthe is a must-have!

#absinthe #kentuckydistillers #absintheverte #moonshine #neelyfamilydistillery #doublegold #smallbatch #sfwsc
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Go to @thetastingalliance to watch @sfwspiritscomp gold and @nywscomp gold winning Brothers Bond go live on Monday October 3rd! @iansomerhalder @paulwesley @brothersbondbourbon ...

Double Gold and Best in Show winner Accompani Mari Gold is bursting with citrus and orange. Reach for this bottle next time you’re in the mood for a complex Aperitivo! 🍊🍾🫧

#amaro #accompani #aperitivo #straightawaycocktails #doublegold #cocktail #spritz #bestinshow #portland
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Find @thelostexplorermezcal on @reservebarspirits! Enjoy a subtly sweet and herbaceous mezcal, well-balanced with hints of apple, ripe fruits, and a mild smoky layer to finish. The Gold Medal-winning Lost Explorer Mezcal Espadín comes in beautiful hand-labeled bottles made from recycled crystal, sealed with a kiss of biodegradable natural beeswax.

#espadin #mezcal #thelostexplorermezcal #thetastingalliance #maguey #goldmedal #sfwsc
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Here’s a delicious cocktail by medal winner @arcticbluebeverages that will transport you back to warm summer days! Fun fact - it’s vegan! 🏝🍍🥥

O’COLADA by Jessi Leivo

1.3 oz Arctic Blue Oat
1.3 oz Pineapple Juice
2/3 oz Coconut Cream
1/ oz Lime Juice
1/3 oz Honey
Ice

Shake the bottle of Arctic Blue Oat well before use. Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker, shake well, and strain into a glass over ice. Alternatively, mix everything with ice in a blender. Garnish with pineapple, honey and coconut flakes.

#arcticblue #colada #pinacolada #cocktailrecipes #vegan #oatliqueur #mixology #thetastingalliance #silvermedal #vegan
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SFWSC Judge @nategana gives us a shoutout on @daytimechicagotv! Thank you Nate!🏅
Featuring @benromach! 🥃✨

#scotch #whiskey #bourbon #benromach #chicagonews #whiskeynews #SFWSC #thetastingalliance
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New Mexico brand @littletoadcreek is racking up awards! Check out some of their Mixed-Up canned cocktails! 🍉🍊🥭🫧

#littletoad #littletoadcreek #drinklocal #mule #rtd #cannedcocktail #cocktails #sfwsc #thetastingalliance
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Do you dabble in tequila? We do 👀

#tequila #blueagave #tequilaeducation #agave #thetastingalliance
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Spotted in the wild. @herradurateq ...

We LOVE when winning brands share their success stories! Cheers to @mezcalamaras for their growth! ✨

“It was a great honor for Mezcal Amaras Cupreata to take home the Double Gold, Best in Show in the 2021 San Francisco Spirits Competition. The brand team could not be happier with the news. This win also gave us the recognition boost we needed since we were just reintroducing the brand in key markets. This competition carries an incredible amount of respect from retailers and distributors alike. I would highly recommend this competition to emerging and established brands.”

Jorge Guitierrez
Senior VP, North America
Mezcal Amaras

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We are so excited to be launching our inaugural World Beer Competition in San Francisco this November! Entry deadline: October 6th, 2022. Visit our link in bio for more details! ✨🍺🍻✨

#beer #craftbeer #beercompetition #thetastingalliance
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NEW GIVEAWAY! We are giving away 2 Double Gold AND Best of Class Brandies from our 2022 competition! Who will you share a sip of you Brandy with if you win? Details to enter below!

The prize 🏅($173 value)
• Best of Class + Double Gold✨ Cardinal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez
• Best of Class + Double Gold✨ Starlight Distillery 10 Year Estate Grown Bottled-In-Bond Apple Brandy

How to enter ✨
1. Must be at least 21 years old
2. Like this post
3. Follow this page @sfwinecomp & @thetastingalliance
4. Join our mailing list (2nd link in bio)
5. Tag a friend in the comments
The #giveaway ends in two weeks on 9/14/2022.

This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Instagram. Good luck! ✨
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Visiting some dear friends from the 2022 competition tonight. Which would you try first ? @luxrowdistillers @fewspirits @horsesoldierbourbon @swearjarcraftdistillers @sono1420 ...

A major award from our competitions means major opportunities for brands and customers alike. @whiskyexchange using our accolade to promote our Most Awarded Distillery of 2022! Cheers! @starwardwhisky ...

You won’t want to miss this read! Get to know our President and COO Amanda Blue in this explorative and informative @Forbes article/interview by Brad Japhe. Learn a little bit about the Blue Family legacy, the details that go into running international wine & spirits competitions and what our plans are for the near future! Link in bio.✨

#forbes #femaleleadership #femaleteam #thetastingalliance
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