OREANDA-NEWS. April 07, 2016. Beam Suntory has been awarded multiple medals at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. Across its brand portfolio, Beam Suntory took home nearly 40 medals, including eight Double Gold, 10 Gold, 15 Silver and Best Anejo Tequila, reinforcing its passion for quality and position as an industry leader across multiple spirits categories.

We are proud our brands earned such a strong range of impressive accolades at this years competition, which is a true testament to the craftsmanship of our distillers and blenders and the quality of the liquids they produce, said Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory.

More than 1,800 spirits were judged as part of the 2016 SFWSC, which is considered one of the worlds most prestigious tasting competitions.

Beam Suntorys Double Gold wins at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition include: Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky; Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky; Hakushu 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky; Knob Creek Bourbon; Laphroaig 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky; Auchentoshan Three Wood Whisky; El Tesoro Anejo Tequila; and Alberta Pure Vodka. Top Gold medal recipients include: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Whisky; Knob Creek Rye Whiskey; Courvoisier Cognac VSOP; Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky; Bowmore 15 Year Old Whisky; Canadian Club Chairman's Select 100% Rye Whisky; and Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum.

Beam Suntorys impressive honors at the 2016 SFWSC add to key wins at several additional competitions. These recent accolades include:

         Worlds Best Blended Whisky for Hibiki 21 Year Old Whisky and Worlds Best Flavoured Whisky for Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards;

         Best of Show for Jim Beam Single Barrel Bourbon and Double Gold for Jim Beam Black Bourbon at the 2016 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition;

         Gold for Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila at the Bar Business Spirits Competition;

         Highly Recommended for EFFEN Cucumber Vodka at the Beverage Testing Institutes International Review of Spirits; and

         Gold for both Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum at the 2016 Denver International Spirits Competition.