Diageo whisk(e)y brands were recognized across the board for their excellence at the 14th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, securing 29 medals in total. The competition was held in March, and received over 1,400 entries from around the globe. The judging panel consisted of independent professionals from the drinks and hospitality sector in the USA.
In Scotch, Irish and Canadian whisk(e)y, Diageo brands won multiple medals. Bushmills and Johnnie Walker won six medals each, collecting a double gold and two gold medals each. Bulleit won four medals including two gold, while Buchanan’s 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:
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
Buchanan’s DeLuxe 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