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Diageo Brands Awarded at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

By April 7, 2016Top News

diageo-logo2Diageo brands were recognized at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, winning a grand total of 65 medals, more than a third of which were Gold or Double Gold. Diageo Whisk(e)y brands earned a total of 43 medals in the Whisk(e)y category, including ten double gold medals. Johnnie Walker won eight overall medals, including a Double Gold. Bulleit Bourbon, Orphan Barrel and the soon-to-be-launched The Hilhaven Lodge Straight American Whiskey also brought home double gold medals. Diageo scotches fared remarkably well, earning seven of the highly-coveted medals. “The San Francisco Spirits Competition continues to elevate industry standards year after year and it is exciting to see the hard work of our craftspeople recognized at this level,” commented Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America. “While it’s particularly rewarding to consider the achievements of our whiskey brands, we are also deeply proud that our liquids earned honors across categories, including tequila, vodka, rum, gin, liqueurs, mezcal and cachaça.”

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