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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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NEW GIVEAWAY! Win a bottle of Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt! This Whiskey shows its layers of flavor, juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness. It’s best enjoyed neat. 🥃 Details to enter below!

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•Best of Class & Double Gold: Single Malt Irish Whiskey - Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland
•($150 value)
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Back on June 24th we held our inaugural awards gala at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, where we announced the winners of Best of Class and Best in Show from the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We want to give a big thank you to all of our judges and guests for helping make the gala amazing! Enjoy this clip of that magical night! ✨See you in Vegas in 2023!

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There are only 5 days left to enter the 2022 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition! Our sister competition, this is one of the most respected judging events in the world! Let us know if you have any questions! Link in bio. 🍷🥃

Competition Dates: August 24th - 26th
Deadline to enter: August 5

#winecompetition #spiritscompetition #thetastingalliance #newyork #NYWSC
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Love to see when our medals mean big sales ! Congrats @starwardwhisky ! ...

Viva Seltzers are made with Blanco Tequila, come in 4 delicious flavors & their Elderberry can won Best of Class: Hard Seltzer Ready to Drink in this year’s competition! Crack one open this #nationaltequilaDay!

Reposted from: @vivaseltzer

#tequila #tequilablanco #thetastingalliance #bestofclass
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Grapefruit lovers! Tequila lovers! This is for you! 🌺✨ #doublegold

Reposted from: @drinkonda

#tequila #seltzer #grapefruit #thetastingalliance
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Come visit us in New Orleans next week! We'll be hosting the ✨Double Gold Room✨ at the Ritz Carlton for @tales_of_the_cocktail next Tuesday from 3PM-5PM. Can't wait to see you there!

#TOTC #TOTC22 #doublegold #thetastingalliance #SFWSC
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Congratulations to Colwith Farm Distillery on winning Platinum! ✨

Our Platinum Medals are only awarded when spirts have received Double Gold three years in a row, it is a MAJOR achievement!

Reposted from: @colwithfarmdistillery

#doublegold #platinum #vodka #awardwinningvodka #thetastingalliance
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With notes of smooth chocolate, sherry, and bittersweet coffee, you must savor these Guatemalan Rums for yourself! 🇬🇹 #doublegold #guatamalanrum ...

Congratulations to Tambo Dulce de Leche Liqueur for winning #doublegold and #bestofclass! This liqueur is extremely versatile, check out their page for recipes and inspiration! #dulcedeleche

Reposted from: @tambo.liqueur #thetastingalliance #argentina #cocktails #licor #aútentico
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Go to our partner @reservebarspirits to check out and purchase our sfwsc collection of winners from 2022! ...

Refreshing, flavorful, agave-based and non-alcoholic?! Parch Spirits’ Spiced Piñata and Prickly #Paloma are some of the best tasting & best looking non-alcoholic drinks on the market! These two cans won Double Gold in our Design Competition. 🏅🏅✨✨

Reposted from: @drinkparch
Designers: @youngjerks

#nonalcoholic #mocktail #drinkparch #agave #botanicals #thetastignalliance #bestdesign #design #doublegold
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Best of Class AND Double Gold! Great Drams’ Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has notes of peat smoke, vanilla, citrus and spice. Give it a try! 🥃

Reposted from: @greatdramshisky

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Midnight Moon’s moonshine canned cocktails are perfect for all outdoor summer activities! Drink responsibly!

🍉 Watermelon - Gold
🍑 Peach Tea - Gold
🍋 Lightning Lemonade - Silver

Reposted from: @midnightmoonusa

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