san francisco WSC 2020, risultati

Si è svolta il 15 marzo 2020 scorso la San Francisco World Spirits Competition, challenge internazionale che influenza non poco il mercato statunitense.
Una sessione condizionata dalla situazione di emergenza globale che però ha tirato le somme anche per il 2020 selezionando i distillati top presentati alla giuria.

foto: SFWSC

Nata venti anni fa e particolarmente incentrata sul whisky, oggi ha un occhio di riguardo anche per prodotti extraconfine.


Concorso particolarmente oneroso a cui difficilmente partecipano i brand italiani ma che senza dubbio riscuote comunque la nostra massima attenzione fra storici top rank e rookies di grande interesse

Ecco i premiati nella World Spirits Competition 2020

BEST IN SHOW UNAGED WHITE SPIRIT
Navy Strength Gin
Defiance (Manchester, UK)
alcol: 57% – prezzo ind.: € 46

BEST IN SHOW AGED WHITE SPIRIT
Rhum Traditionnel Le Must
Savanna (France)
alcol: 45% – prezzo ind.: € 55

BEST IN SHOW WHISKEY
Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
GlenDronach (Scotland)
alcol: 46% 

BEST IN SHOWLIQUEUR
Anisette
Marie Brizard (France)
alcol: 35% 

BEST IN SHOW BRANDY
Cask Strength Vintage 2000 Armagnac
Chateau de Laubade (France, Bas Armagnac)
alcol: 52,4%  – prezzo ind.: € 175

BEST BAIJIU
TTL Longtian Distillery Yushan Aromar Kaoliang Liquor
alcol: 43.5% – prezzo ind.: € 10

BEST TEQUILA • BEST SILVER/GOLD TEQUILA
El Sativo Organic (Kosher, Single Estate Reserve Blanco Tequila,)
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 37

BEST REPOSADO TEQUILA
Cutwater Spirits Reposado Tequila
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 37

BEST AÑEJO TEQUILA
Dano’s Dangerous Añejo Tequila
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 49

BEST MEZCAL
Mezcal Carreño Ensamble 7 (Oaxaca)
alcol: 45%   – prezzo ind.: € 129

BEST CACHAÇA
Leblon Cachaça (Minas Gerais)
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 28

BEST DARK/GOLD RUM
Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
alcol: 43%   – prezzo ind.: € 23

BEST EXTRA AGED RUM
Pusser’s 15 Year Old Rum
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 60

BEST BOURBON • BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON • BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON – 6 TO 10 YEARS
Barrell Bourbon Batch 021 10 Year Old Cask Strength
alcol: 53.1% – prezzo ind.: € 83

BEST STRAIGHT BOURBON
Woodinville Straight Bourbon (Washington, USA)
alcol: 45%   – prezzo ind.: € 37

BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON – UP TO 5 YEARS
Kings County Distillery Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon (New York, USA)
alcol: 50%  

BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON – 11 YEARS AND OLDER
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Kentucky, USA)
alcol: 50.5% – prezzo ind.: € 92

BEST SINGLE BARREL BOURBON • BEST SINGLE BARREL BOURBON – UP TO 10 YEARS
Baker’s Single Barrel Bourbon (Kentucky, USA)
alcol: 53.5% – prezzo ind.: € 56

BEST SPECIAL BARREL-FINISHED BOURBON
Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaborative Series “Phifer Pavitt Reserve” Bourbon (Tennessee, USA)
alcol: 53.5% – prezzo ind.: € 115

BEST CRAFT DISTILLER WHISKEY
ASW Distillery Maris Otter Single Varietal Single Malt Whiskey (Georgia, USA)
alcol: 54.2% – prezzo ind.: € 46

BEST TENNESSEE WHISKEY
Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey (Tennessee, USA)
alcol: 50%   – prezzo ind.: € 37

BEST RYE WHISKEY
Parker’s Heritage Collection 13th Edition Rye Whiskey (Kentucky, USA)
alcol: 52.5% – prezzo ind.: € 138

BEST CANADIAN WHISKY
Rare Perfection 15 Year Old (Canada)
alcol: 59.8% – prezzo ind.: € 174

BEST OTHER SINGLE MALT WHISKEY
The Notch Nantucket Island 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (Massachusetts, USA)
alcol: 48%   – prezzo ind.: € 460

BEST SINGLE GRAIN WHISKEY
Ohishi 10 Year Old Brandy Cask Matured Japanese Whisky (Kumamoto, Japan)
alcol: 41.7% – prezzo ind.: € 74

BEST OTHER WHISKEY
Shin 10 Year Old Mizunara Oak Finished Malt Whiskey (Niigata, Japan)
alcol: 48%  

BEST AMERICAN BLENDED WHISKEY
FEW American Whiskey (Illinois, USA)
alcol: 46.5% – prezzo ind.: € 44

BEST FLAVORED WHISKEY
Catskill Provisions New York Honey Rye Whiskey (New York, USA)
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 42

BEST BLENDED IRISH WHISKEY
Hyde #6 Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey (Ireland)
alcol: 46%   – prezzo ind.: € 55

BEST IRISH WHISKEY • BEST SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY
Matt D’Arcy’s 17 Year Old Rum Finish Single Malt Whiskey (Ireland)
alcol: 46%  

BEST BLENDED SCOTCH • BEST BLENDED SCOTCH – UP TO 15 YEARS
Buchanan’s DeLuxe 12 Year Old Blended Scotch (Scotland)
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 29

BEST BLENDED SCOTCH – NO AGE STATEMENT
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare Glenury Royal Blended Scotch (Scotland)
alcol: 43.8% – prezzo ind.: € 322

BEST DISTILLERS’ SINGLE MALT SCOTCH – UP TO 12 YEARS
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch (Islay, Scotland)
alcol: 46.3% – prezzo ind.: € 44

BEST DISTILLERS’ SINGLE MALT SCOTCH – 20 YEARS AND OLDER
Aultmore 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch (Speyside, Scotland)
alcol: 46%  

BEST DISTILLERS’ SINGLE MALT SCOTCH – NO AGE STATEMENT
Aberlour A’bunadh Single Malt Scotch (Highlands, Scotland)
alcol: 61%   – prezzo ind.: € 92

BEST INDEPENDENT MERCHANT SINGLE MALT
Port Askaih 110 Proof Single Malt Scotch (Islay, Scotland)
alcol: 55%   – prezzo ind.: € 74

BEST BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Compass Box Whisky The Spice Tree Scotch
alcol: 46%   – prezzo ind.: € 63

BEST PISCO
Mistral Nobel Pisco
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 12

BEST COGNAC VSOP OR EQUIVALENT
Martell Matured in Red Barrels Cognac VSOP (Cognac, France)
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 42

BEST COGNAC • BEST COGNAC EXTRA AGED/VINTAGE
Gautier Extra Since 1755 Cognac (Cognac, France)
alcol: 40%  

BEST FRENCH GRAPE BRANDY
Le Furet Lysens 30 Year Old Brand
alcol: 40%   – prezzo ind.: € 276

BEST SPANISH GRAPE BRANDY & BRANDY DE JEREZ
Torres 20 Hors d’Age Brandy
alcol: 40%  

BEST FRUIT LIQUEUR
Righteous Seven Barrel Reserve Liqueur (Missouri, USA)
alcol: 31.8% – prezzo ind.: € 32

BEST VERMOUTH • BEST APERITIF
Foro Rosso Vermouth di Torino
alcol: 16.5% – prezzo ind.: € 12

BEST PRE-MIXED COCKTAIL
The Family Jones Automatic Jones Rock & Rye (Colorado, USA)
alcol: 40%  

BEST CREAM/DAIRY LIQUEUR
Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Canadian Cream Liqueur (Ontario, Canada)
alcol: 17%   – prezzo ind.: € 33

Tutte i dettagli e gli archivi sul sito web della competizione


photo credit: San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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