Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has firmly established itself as the spirits industry’s most influential competition, with an international reputation for integrity and impartiality. This year, more than 40 renowned and respected judges will taste several thousand entries from around the world, bestowing coveted SFWSC Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Double Gold medals on the best of them. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is now accepting entries for its 2018 judging, which will take place Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15.
Tito Beveridge of Tito’s Vodka says: “We got a call that we’d be in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. I was busy fixing a boiler on my third still and couldn’t go but sent a couple bottles. Things moved quicker after that.”
Marsha Milam of Ben Milam Whiskey says: “To say winning the Double Gold for our Ben Milam Single Barrel Bourbon at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition rocked our world is an understatement. The award, for a small new distillery such as ours, changed everything: increased press coverage, increased awareness, increased distribution AND increased sales – our phone rang off the hook from both whiskey enthusiasts and retail outlets. If you have a great product, submit. See what can happen to your brand? It was the single best thing we did. Period."
“Winning the competition gave us a validation in the industry that we needed…”
"For less anecdotal evidence, look no further than the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the most respected events in the world...'Bartenders and industry professionals, without knowing what they're tasting, award the products. That's got a lot of cachet.””
"If you want to be sipping the best bourbon, there's only one competition you need to pay attention to.”