San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Kudos to Buffalo Trace Distillery, Sazerac, Gemini and Bowman

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY EARNS TOP HONORS

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) announced the 2008 winners. Buffalo Trace Distillery was named "Distillery of the Year." This is the first time in the competition's history an American distillery has taken home this honor. The SFWSC is the largest spirits competition in the United States with more than 800 products from 63 different countries participating in this year's event.

The winning whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery include:

    • Best Bourbon, Double Gold Medal, Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Double Gold Medal, Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon
    • Double Gold Medal, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
    • Double Gold Medal, George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Double Gold, Virginia Gentleman Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Gold Medal, Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Gold Medal, Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
    • Gold Medal, William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • Gold Medal, Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
    • Silver Medal, Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon
    • Bronze Medal, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotrace.com.

 

THE SAZERAC COMPANY MEDALS AT AMERICA'S LARGEST SPIRIT COMPETITION

The 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held March 15 and 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. The spirits of the Sazerac Company received medals for each product entered. The following brands received medals:

    • Double Gold, Rain Organics Vodka
    • Silver Medal, Platinum 7X Vodka
    • Silver Medal, Fireball Cinnamon Flavored Whisky
    • Silver Medal, Dr. McGillicuddy's Metholmint Schnapps
    • Bronze Medal, Dr. McGillicuddy's Cherry Schnapps
    • Bronze Medal, Dr. McGillicuddy's Vanilla Schnapps

Sazerac is a privately held, family-owned company and one of the leading international suppliers, importers and distributors of distilled spirits. For more info visit www.sazerac.com.

 

GEMINI SPIRITS & WINE WIN BIG AT SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

The 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest competition of its kind in the United States, announced the 2008 winners. The Gemini Spirits & Wine Company took home an unprecedented 24 medals. The following brands were recognized this year:

  • Double Gold Medal, Greenore Irish Whiskey                      
  • Double Gold Medal, Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey                              
  • Double Gold Medal, Connemara Cask Strength Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey         
  • Double Gold Medal, Connemara 12 Year-Old Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey                   
  • Double Gold Medal, Tyrconnell 10 Year-Old Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey   
  • Double Gold Medal, Tyrconnell 10 Year-Old Madeira Cask Finish  Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Double Gold Medal, Best Anejo, Double Gold, Siete Leguas Anejo Tequila                   
  • Gold Medal, Kilbeggan Finest Irish Whiskey                       
  • Gold Medal, Corazon Anejo Tequila
  • Gold Medal, Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila               
  • Silver Medal, Isle of Jura 21 Year-Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Silver Medal, Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey                                                       
  • Silver Medal, Tyrconnell 10 Year-Old Port Cask Finish Single Malt Irish Whiskey                           
  • Silver Medal, Whyte & Mackay Special Blended Malt Scotch         
  • Silver Medal, Whyte & Mackay 13 Year-Old Blended Malt Scotch                 
  • Silver Medal, Whyte & Mackay 19 Year-Old Blended Malt Scotch                     
  • Silver Medal, Whyte & Mackay 22 Year-Old Blended Malt Scotch                  
  • Silver Medal, Corazon Blanco Tequila
  • Silver Medal, Corazon Reposado Tequila
  • Bronze Medal, Glayva Whiskey Liqueur
  • Bronze Medal, Isle of Jura Classic 10 Year-Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Bronze Medal, Isle of Jura Superstition Single Malt Scotch         
  • Bronze Medal, Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila   

Gemini Spirits & Wine Company has a long tradition of bringing fine wines and spirits from around the world to discriminating consumers in the United States. Gemini is a sister company to the New Orleans-based spirit company Sazerac Company. Sazerac is a privately held, family owned business. To learn more about Gemini please go to www.geminispiritswine.com.

 

THE A. SMITH BOWMAN DISTILLERY MEDALS AT AMERICA'S LARGEST SPIRIT COMPETITION

The 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held March 15 and 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. The whiskey of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery received a medal:

    • Double Gold, Virginia Gentleman 90 (VG 90)
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