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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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The Braw Bramble, our most popular house cocktail 🍓

Chances of converting a non-whisky drinker? Extremely high.

🥃 50ml Wee Smoky
🍋 25ml lemon juice
🧂 1tsp Sugar
🍓 4 mashed strawberries
❄️ Shoogle & add ice
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Aunt Vernie’s Sweet Potato Sour courtesy of @hillrockestatedistillery and @cocktail_contessa
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What's the difference between whisky & whiskey? Read on to find out, and comment below with your favorite whisk(e)y!
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Celebrating our sister wine competition with a bubbly rose and an Oakland Crane @chinalivesf made with Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, elderflower and chocolate bitters 🍫 🌸 🍋 🍸 ...

A Black Manhattan featuring @whistlepigwhiskey and a Oaxacan Ruby featuring @delmagueymezcal with a mole dipped rim @angler_restaurant ...

Ahh, the perfect neat pour: 2020 Best In Class winner Woodinville's Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
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#straightbourbon #bourbonwhiskey #beststraightbourbon #straightwhiskey #woodinvillebourbon #neatbourbon #bourbonlovers #whiskeylovers #sfwsc
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Rolling in to the weekend with a Dragonfruit Mezcal Margarita using @mezcalamaras our best in show white spirit winner for 2021 🐉 ...

Green Door Distilling's Blueberry Liqueur was one of our judges' favorites, earning a Double Gold in the 2021 competition. Check them out to learn more!
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reposted from @greendoordistilling #blueberryliqueur #berryliqueur #doublegold #awardwinningspirits #spiritcompetition #cocktails #sfwsc
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Celebrating the weekend with a Thai Basil Margarita 💚 ...

@heavensdoorwhiskey celebrating their SFWSC consumer choice award! Congrats ! ...

Congrats to one of our very favorite judging captains @fredminnick on your piece on @todayshow and how bourbon and mindfulness helped you deal with PTSD after serving in Iraq. Thank you for your service on the battleground and at the judging table! ...

This tequila Tuesday we are drinking a Strawberry Basil Margarita with @tequilamandala !Tajín rims are on trend right now! What’s your favorite way to finish a Margarita? @tajinusa @tajinmexico ...

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sassenach Spirits for a giveaway like none other! One lucky winner will receive a gift set including The Sassenach’s Double Gold medal winner The Spirit of Home limited batch release, along with a custom glass AND a Sassenach scarf to keep you cozy and toasty from the inside out this winter.
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For a chance to win, you must be 21 or older, follow @sfwspiritscomp & @thetastingalliance, and tag a friend you'd be willing to spare a pour for in the comments below.
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#giveaway #whisky #scotchwhisky #blendedscotch #sassenach #sassenachwhisky #sassenachspirits #samheughan #spiritofhome #doublegold #spirits #awardwinningspirits #sfwsc
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Frey Ranch Distillery showing off their Double Golds in the rickhouse! That well-earned gleam looks perfect amongst the barrels.
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Reposted from @freyranchdistillery #whiskey #ryewhiskey #bourbonwhiskey #straightrye #straightbourbon #singlebarrel #doublegold #whiskeyfarm #sfwsc
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