San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2009 RESULTS

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Dates of Judging: March 21 and 22, 2009
Venue: Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco
The largest spirit competition in America.

The Tasting Panel Magazine Distillery of the Year: The Glenlivet Distillery - Banffshire, Scotland
Importer of the Year: Beam Global Spirits & Wine - Deerfield, IL

Totals:
Products Entered: 876
Brands Entered: 439
Number of Judges: 27
Total Countries Entered: 63

Total Medals Awarded:

Double Gold: 122 Gold: 162 Silver: 298 Bronze: 175

Double Gold occurs when all judges on panel agrees product is Gold.  It is immediately upgraded to
Double Gold.

New this year is the sponsorship of The Tasting Panel Magazine for the Distiller of the Year Award.

Categories that grew this year include Flavored Vodka, Gin, Flavored Rum, Tequila, Scotch Whisky,
Cognac, Armagnac, and Calvados.

2009 BEST IN SHOW AWARDS


THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR
THE GLENLIVET DISTILLERY - BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND

IMPORTER OF THE YEAR

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE - DEERFIELD, IL

BEST IN SHOW - WHITE
Linie Aquavit, Norway  ($25)

BEST IN SHOW - BROWN
Parker's Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky, USA  ($200)

BEST IN SHOW - BRANDY
Père Magloire Calvados XO, Normandy, France  ($75)

BEST IN SHOW - LIQUEUR
Coole Swan Cream Liqueur, Ireland  ($30)

PLATINUM AWARD
Marquis de Montesquiou 1906 Vintage Armagnac, Eauze, France  ($6,917)

PLATINUM AWARD
Marquis de Montesquiou Vintage Armagnac, Cuvee Pierre deMontesquiou Comte d'Artagnan,
Eauze, France  ($2,516)

BEST VODKA
Dry Fly Vodka, Washington, USA  ($30)

BEST FLAVORED VODKA
Binboa Satsuma Vodka, Turkey  ($19)

BEST GIN
Bluecoat Gin, Pennsylvania, USA  ($26)

BEST RUM
Angostura Rum, 1824, Tobago, Trinidad 

BEST CACHAÇA
Weber Haus Silver Cachaça, Brazil  ($40)

BEST TEQUILA
El Tesoro Platinum Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico  ($38)

BEST REPOSADO TEQUILA
Blue Head Tequila Reposado Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico  ($40)

BEST AÑEJO TEQUILA
Sol de Mexico Añejo Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico  ($55)

BEST EXTRA-AÑEJO TEQUILA
Casa Noble Añejo Tequila, Single Barrel, Jalisco, Mexico  ($105)

BEST FLAVORED TEQUILA
Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila, Hibiscus Infused, Jalisco, Mexico  ($37)

BEST MESCAL
Los Osuna Reposado Mescal, Mexico  ($38)

BEST RYE
Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Rye, Kentucky, USA  ($30)

BEST IRISH WHISKEY
Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland  ($40)

BEST OTHER WHISKY
Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky, 18 Year Old, Japan  ($100)

BEST BLENDED SCOTCH
Buchanan's Special Reserve 18 Year Old Scotch, Scotland  ($32)

BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
Port Ellen 29 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, Islay, Scotland  ($400)

BEST COGNAC (TIE)
Courvoisier Cognac, Exclusif, Jarnac, France  ($50)

BEST COGNAC (TIE)
Hardy CognacNoces D'Or, D'Albatre / Rosebud, Cognac, France  ($1,800)

BEST ARMAGNAC
Marquis de Montesquiou Cuvée Louis I Vintage Armagnac, Eauze, France  ($755)

BEST PISCO
Estirpe Pervana Pisco, Gran Amauta de Acholado, Ica, Peru  ($23)

BEST FRUIT LIQUEUR
Leopold Bros.  New England Cranberry Liqueur, USA  ($35)