world spirits comp

Spirit of a winner

We’re beaming with pride after hearing some of our favourite spirits scooped up awards at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We think you'll be quite excited to see what made the list

This week we were very excited to discover that some of our favourite spirits got the recognition they deserve and won awards at the 2016 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has become one of the most influential and well-respected spirits competitions in the world so gaining an award of any sort here is an wonderful achievement! 

This year the competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, March 17th through to March 20th. As part of the judging process, 39 spirits experts gathered to judge a record breaking 1899 entries which they blind-tested to ensure fairness and accuracy. 

Below are some of our favourite picks from the winners released this week. You can get your hands on these at your local Liquorland.

VODKA

Finlandia Classic Vodka - Gold 

​Danzka Vodka - Gold 

Ketel One Vodka - Silver 

GIN

Rogue Society Dry Gin - Gold

Beefeater London Dry Gin - Gold 

Hendricks Gin - Silver 

Hayman's London Dry Gin - Silver 

Berkeley Square London Dry Gin - Silver 

BOURBON/WHISKY

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch – Double Gold and Best Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (check out our beautiful Ginger Whisky Mojito recipe using Monkey Shoulder Whisky here or below this article)

Wild turkey 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Double Gold

Wild Turkey Rare Breed – Double Gold 

Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch – Double Gold 

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch – Double Gold 

Jim Beam Rye – Gold 

Johnnie Walker Black – Gold 

Glenmorangie The Original 10YO Malt – Gold 

Glenmorangie Nectar D'or – Gold 

Glenmorangie The Lasanta Malt - Gold 

Auchentoshan 12YO Malt – Gold 

The Glenlivet 18YO Malt – Gold 

Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt – Gold 

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey - Silver 

The Dubliner – Silver 

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel – Silver 

RUM

Havana Club Anejo Anos 3YO – Gold

Bacardi Oro Gold – Gold 

Stolen White Rum – Silver 

Pussers Rum Gun Powder Proof – Silver

Mt Gay Black Barrel – Silver 

TEQUILA

Kah Reposado Tequila  – Double Gold 

Kah Anejo Tequila  Tequila – Silver 

Kah Blanco Tequila – Silver 

Espolon Reposado Tequila - Silver 

Espolon Blanco Tequila – Silver 

BRANDY/COGNAC

Courvoisier VS Cognac  – Silver 

St Remy XO Brandy – Silver

LIQUEUER

Barenjager Honey Liquer – Double Gold

Disaronno Originale Amaretto – Silver 

Frangelico – Silver 

Licor 43 Liqueur – Silver 

O’Mara’s Irish Cream - Silver 

Pallini Limoncello – Silver 

Wild Turkey American Honey – Bronze 

Drambuie – Bronze 

These are just some of our favourite picks - to view the full list of winners on the official site, click here. 

Ginger whisky mojito

Ginger whisky mojito

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