SF World Spirits awards run gamut

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is a major event that each year gives numerous distillers a chance to get bragging rights for a year's worth of sales pushes.

This year, more than 450 distillers and importers submitted spirits from 21 countries.

The "Best in Show" awards:

Distillery of the Year: The Glenlivet Distillery, Banffshire, Scotland
• Importer of the Year: Beam Global Spirits & Wine
• White: Linie Aquavit, Norway, $25
• Brown: Parker's Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky, $$200
Brandy: Père Magloire Calvados XO, Normandy, France, $75
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

The Best In Category Awards:

• Vodka: Dry Fly Vodka, Washington, US, $30
Flavored Vodka: Binboa Satsuma Vodka, Turkey, $19
• Gin: Bluecoat Gin, Philadelphia, $26
Rum: Angostura Rum, 1824, Tobago, Trinidad
Cachaça: Weber Haus Silver Cachaça, Brazil, $40
• Tequila: El Tesoro Platinum Tequila, Mexico, $38
• Reposado Tequila: Blue Head Tequila Reposado Tequila, Mexico, $40
• Añejo Tequila: Sol de Mexico Añejo Tequila, Mexico, $55
Extra Añejo Tequila: Casa Noble Añejo Tequila, Single Barrel, Mexico, $105
Flavored Tequila: Gran Centenario Rosangel Tequila, Hibiscus Infused, Mexico, $37
• Mescal: Los Osuna Reposado Mescal, Mexico, $38
• Rye: Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Rye, Kentucky, $30
Irish Whiskey: Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland, $40
Other Whiskey: Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky, 18 Year Old, Japan, $100
• Blended Scotch: Buchanan's Special Reserve 18 Year Old Scotch, Scotland, $32
• Single Malt Scotch: Port Ellen 29 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, Islay, Scotland, $400
• Cognac: (Tie) Courvoisier Cognac, Exclusif, Jarnac, France, $50; Hardy CognacNoces D'Or, D'Albatre / Rosebud, Cognac, France, $1,800
• Armagnac: Marquis de Montesquiou Cuvée Louis I Vintage Armagnac, Eauze, France, $755
Pisco: Estirpe Pervana Pisco, Gran Amauta de Acholado, Ica, Peru, $23
• Fruit Liqueur: Leopold Bros. New England Cranberry Liqueur, US, $35

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