Diageo whiskies shine in San Francisco

25 April, 2014

Diageo whisk(e)y brands have done well at the 14th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, securing 29 medals in total.

The competition was held in March and the judging panel, are described as independent professionals from the drinks and hospitality sector in the US.

In Scotch, Irish and Canadian whisk(e)y, Diageo brands won multiple medals. Bushmills Irish whiskey and Johnnie Walker blended Scotch won six medals each, collecting a double gold and two gold medals each. Bulleit Bourbon won four medals including two gold, while Buchanan’s blended Scotch received three medals, bringing home two double gold medals and one gold.

Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky was awarded “Best Blended Scotch Up to 15 Years” and Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was awarded “Best Distillers Single Malt Scotch – 13 to 19 Years.”

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky, launched globally in 2013, also won Double Gold.

Diageo’s Double Gold and Gold medal winners in whisk(e)y were:

Double Gold

Buchanan’s 15 Year Old Master Blended Scotch Whisky

Buchanan’s 18 Year old Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey 16 Years Old

Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Talisker Distillers Edition 2002 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Gold

Buchanan’s De Luxe 12 Year Old Scotch

Bulleit 95 Rye Whiskey

Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Single Malt Irish Whiskey 21 Year

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky





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Dominic Roskrow

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