OVERVIEW of 2017 COMPETITION

The 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from April 20th through April 23rd. The 2017 Competition was another record-breaking year that featured 2,253 spirit entries from all corners of the world. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is pleased to announce the results from the 2017 Competition and we congratulate all medal winners. 

Best of Class

Best of Class winners represent the best examples of each spirit type from this year's competition. Highlights from Best of Class winners include: Best Gin, Tarquin’s The Sea Dog Navy Strength Gin; Best Bourbon, Barrell Batch 011 Cask Strength Straight Bourbon; Best Vodka,Wodka Vodka; Best Tequila, Nosotros Blanco Tequila. 

For a full list of Best of Class winners, please click here

Premium Awards

The competition’s Best In Show winners represent the Competition’s highest honors. Chosen from the Best of Class winners, this year awardees were Best in Show Un-Aged White Spirit, La Caravedo Puro Torentel Pisco; Best in Show Aged White Spirit, Ron Cartavio XO Rum; Best in Show Whiskey, WhistlePig Boss Hog: Black Prince Rye Whiskey; Best in Show Brandy, Croizet Extra Cognac; Best  in Show Liqueur, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur. 

Additionally, the annual Tasting Panel Magazine Distillery of the Year was awarded to Jameson Distillery, Ireland. Importer of the Year went to Diageo, Plc, United Kingdom and the Director’s Award of Excellence went to Distell Group, South Africa. 

To browse a full list of medal winners, please click here