Late last month, the 14th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place. Last week, the list of Best in Show awards was released. Here is part one of the full list of winners.

  • Distillery of the Year - Midleton Distillery, Ireland
  • Importer of the Year - Pernod Ricard USA
  • Director's Award - Campari America
  • Best Unaged White Spirit/Best Pisco - Waqar Pisco
  • Best Aged White Spirit/Best Over-Proof Rum/Best Rum - Bounty Over Proof Rum
  • Best Whisky/Best Distillers Single Malt Scotch 20+ Yrs/Best Single Malt Scotch - Glencadam 21 Year Old Single Malt
  • Best Brandy/Best Calvados - LeCompte 25 Year Old
  • Best Liqueur/Best Fruit Liqueur - Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire
  • Best Vodka - Abner Double Day Double Play Vodka
  • Best Flavoured Vodka - Infuse Cinnamon Apple Vodka
  • Best Gin - Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • Best Flavoured Gin - Corsair Genever Style Gin
  • Best Soju - Tamiangs Soju
  • Best Baijiu - Kweichow Moutai Feitian Baijiu
  • Best White Rum - Tanduay Silver Rum
  • Best Dark Gold Rum - Havana Club Rum Selección de Maestros
  • Best Extra-Aged Rum - Facundo Rum Exquisito
  • Best Flavoured Rum - Caribbean Treasure Rumby Vanilla Rum
  • Best Cachaça - Coisa Nossa Cachaça Amadeirada
  • Best Silver/Gold Tequila/Best Tequila - El Tesoro Platinum Tequila
  • Best Reposado Tequila - El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
  • Best Añejo Tequila - 3 Amigos Añejo Tequila

For part two of this list of winners, click here.

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