Thirty-nine spirits experts convened at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from March 20th through the 23rd, for the 14th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2014 Competition received more entries than ever before. Distillers and importers submitted 1474 spirits from 41 states and 63 countries into 89 different classifications.


Top awards went to Midleton Distiller of Ireland, capturing the Tasting Panel Magazine Distillery of the Year award for both their Midleton Irish Whiskey and Redbreast Irish Whiskey entries. Importer of the Year was given to Pernod Ricard USA of New York, NY for the 2nd year in a row, and the Director’s Award of excellence in a portfolio went to Campari America, headquartered in San Francisco


Please click here for our press release and competition summary from 2014."


To view photos from the 2014 Competition, click here.