Pernod Ricard USA was named “Importer of the Year” for the second straight year by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), which also named Pernod Ricard’s Ireland-based Midleton Distillery as the 2014 “Distiller of the Year”. In addition, Absolut Vodka, Ballantine’s 17 Year Old and Redbreast 21 Year Old took home top “Chairman’s Trophy” awards in their respective categories from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC), while Redbreast 21 Year Old received a perfect score of 100 – an impressive feat accomplished by only one other brand in the competition’s five-year history. Also, Redbreast 15 Year Old was awarded “Best Irish Whiskey” by the SFWSC. Pernod Ricard USA brands scored 16 Double Gold and 15 Gold medals at SFWSC and 33 “Finalist” designations from USC. The full list can be viewed here.