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19 Apr 2022

Big wins at 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Results are in from the 22nd annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

Taking place over two weeks, the competition saw approximately 5000 entries from across the globe. The SFWSC is the most influential spirit competition in the world, with a judging panel of 34 of the most respected and experienced professionals in the spirits industry.

Coined as ‘The Oscars of Booze’, it is the oldest and largest competition of its kind.

Needless to say, it’s a big deal.

We are delighted to announce that 23rd St, Beenleigh, ICR and Black Bottle trademarks were awarded medals.  

The products awarded:

  • Double Gold: 23rd St. Australian Vodka
  • Double Gold: 23rd St. Not Your Nannas Brandy
  • Double Gold: Inner Circle Cask Strength rum 
  • Gold: Inner Circle Navy Strength Rum
  • Gold: 23rd St. Red Citrus Gin
  • Gold: Beenleigh Double Cask 5YO Rum
  • Gold: Black Bottle XO Brandy 
  • Silver: Black Bottle Classic Brandy
  • Silver: 23rd St. Signature Gin
  • Silver: 23rd St. Violet Gin
  • Silver: 23rd St. Yuzu gin
  • Silver: 23rd St. Riverland Rose Vodka
  • Silver 23rd St. Australian Signature Rum
  • Silver: 23rd St. Australian Single Malt Whisky 
  • Silver: Beenleigh XO Rum
  • Silver: Beenleigh Spiced Rum 
  • Bronze: Beenleigh 3YO White Rum        

What does each medal mean?


Awarded to the entries that receive a gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest products in the world.


Exceptional spirits that are near the pinnacle of achievement; these products set the standard for their categories.


Outstanding spirits that show refinement, finesse, and complexity; these winners are among the best examples of their categories.


Well-crafted spirits that are commercially sound, modestly attractive, and free from significant flaws; these winners are excellent examples of their categories.

A job well done. So, a huge congratulations is in order to all those involved in the creation and production of these outstanding products.This type of recognition is extremely valuable for each brand and product. The award is one of the most reliable and universally recognised indications of spirits excellence.

Available on Sippify.