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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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Shout out to @ztpwhiskey for writing this fantastic @uproxx article about the 7 best Bourbon Whiskeys on the market according to us, "the Oscars of Spirits"! 🥃✨

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Are you ready to see The Best Spirits of 2022?!🏅 The full results for Best Of Class finalists in every category are available on our website! 🔗Link in bio.

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Join us in celebrating all of the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Best in Class winners! Results will be posted on our website, thetastingalliance.com, tomorrow! ✨

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Congratulations to @lobos1707 for winning Best Reposado Tequila at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022! ✨ @thetastingalliance ...

A night to remember where “some lucky winner in the room could walk out a millionaire just like it happened for @titosvodka in 2001”- @srwhiskymaster ...

Oh what a night ! Congratulations to the winners ! @starwardwhisky @gordonandmacphail @luxrowdistillers @lobos1707 @tequilaochomexico @losvecinosmezcal @tripleeightdistillery @official8milevodka @glenpharmer @hardshoredistilling @beefeatergin @kanosukedistillery @dewars @sazerachouse @samsonandsurrey @diageo @pernodricardusa @bacardi @campariofficial @nashvillebarrelco ...

Tune in to see which Best of Class finalists are taking home another award! We will be live streaming our inaugural Gala in just 2 days! Don't miss out! 🍸🥃🍹✨

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Gala prep in full swing! Tune in to Instagram live on Friday at 5pm pst to see the action! ...

Spotted in the wild. @blackwoodsgin ...

The perfect addition to any picnic is a refreshing canned cocktail! Have you tried @picnicbrunch? All three of their flavors took home awards in April! 🧺🍊✨🍑✨ #InternationalPicnicDay

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We have released the Best of Class finalists from SFWSC! These are some of the BEST spirits of 2022! Take a look to see which bottles you need to add to your bar or collection. Link in bio. 🏅✨

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Congrats to our home team on another epic championship! #sfwarriors #goldenstatewarriors #sanfrancisco ...

Bourbon day! Bourbon day! Bourbon day! Did we mention it’s national Bourbon day? @txwhiskey @luxrowdistillers @nashvillebarrelco ...

It's official! Come see us in #thedoublegoldroom at Tales Of The Cocktail in New Orleans on Tuesday, July 26 from 3-5pm. 14 of the best of the best spirits from 2022's SFWSC will be pouring their Double Gold medal winners, including some Best Of Class!
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For World Gin Day, we highlight 135° East Hyogo Dry Gin from Japan. Merging East and West with 3 traditional gin botanicals and 5 Japanese botanicals, it's truly an expression of the world.
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Sneak peak at our delicious bar menu designed by @garygruver for our gala at @ritzcarlton @21seeds @waterloogin @rabbithole @chinola @reservebarspirits @thetastingalliance ...

Let’s make this the summer of gold rum! We can start with these 🏅 winning beauties from Hawaii, Africa, the Caribbean and Jamaica. @koloarum @equianorum @plantation.rum @tentoonerum #rum#cocktails ...