William Grant & Sons Wins Director’s Award at 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

William Grant & Sons
William Grant & Sons

The recently held San Francisco World Spirits competition was the first comprehensive international spirits competition hosted in the United States. This premier event included some of the most respected names in the industry among its judges.

Independent family distiller William Grant & Sons was proud to be one of the big winners. The company was presented with the highly coveted Director’s Award.

The 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition’s esteemed judging panel, which was led by Executive Director Anthony Dias Blue, recognized William Grant & Sons for their extensive, super premium quality spirits portfolio, further solidifying the company’s reputation as one of the most pioneering distillers in the spirits industry.

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887.

At this year’s competition, the impressive William Grant & Sons portfolio swept the board, winning the coveted Director¹s Award as well as 10 Double Gold Medals, awarded for The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Tun 1401 Batch 3, The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood, The Balvenie 17 Year Old Peated Cask, The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Unico Tequila, Stolichnaya Razberi, Stolichnaya Blueberi and Tullamore Dew 10 Year Old Reserve Blend Irish Whiskey. Further, the pioneering distiller received 6 Gold Medals and 20 Silver Medals across its unparalleled portfolio.

The impressive collection of event awards continues a very successful year for William Grant & Sons. The company’s was also presented awards at New York’s Ultimate Spirits Competition. William Grant & Sons was named Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge and International Wine & Spirits Competition for an unprecedented nine times in the past 12 years.

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the USA with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick¹s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Milagro Tequila, Stolichnaya Vodka, Grant¹s, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson¹s Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Lillet, Licor 43, Art In The Age, The Knot and BOLS cordials.