San Diego Spirits Festival Announces International Spirits Competition

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San Diego is more than just sun, sand and beach life. With a nationally prominent nightlife scene and craft cocktail bars popping up throughout the area, San Diego is one of America’s most trendsetting cities for spirits.

San Diego Spirits Festival is one of the trendsetters for spirits in San Diego

In its fifth year, the San Diego Spirits Festival is expanding with the introduction of a spirits competition. Open to emerging craft distillers, American merchant bottlers and large distillers alike, the competition will bring renowned experts from the worlds of spirits and hospitality together to determine the best tasting spirits in a blind analysis in August. Medal winning spirits will be announced during the San Diego Spirits Festival at a special event with follow up through national press releases.

The deadline for entries is July 17. More information about the ‘San Diego Spirits Festival, International Spirits Competition’, judge biographies and guidelines, will be available at or contact Skip Raddle.

About the San Diego Spirits Festival

The 5th San Diego Spirits Festival (taking place Aug 24 -25) will offer up 2 days of spirited celebrations, with Cocktail Competitions, Chef Demonstrations, Fun Educational Seminars, VIP after-parties, and other fabulous and unexpected entertainment, the San Diego Spirits Festival is a Lifestyle designed event that offers a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience! Tickets are available online.

The San Diego Spirits Festival is planed for the consumer and industry insider alike – with endless opportunities to learn about all trends in both cocktails and culinary. From under the radar artisan craft spirits to discovering the ‘next big brand’ – the San Diego Spirits Festival offers something for everyone.

San Diego Spirits Festival will draw international attention and offers a multi-faceted thrilling event combining the three most important elements to any festivity…Cocktails, Culinary and Culture. From the prestigious Executive Chef to the Mixologist, the local foodie, and all the way to the novice cocktail enthusiast, the two-day festival promises to delight and excite all who attend.

San Diego Spirits Festival was founded and launched in San Diego in 2009 by Liz Edwards. San Diego Spirits Festival is a nationally acclaimed celebration of cocktail culture, and is the premiere West coast spirits festival held on the beautiful San Diego bay. With bartender competitions, tastings, seminars and parties, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for brands to be supported and gain recognition among San Diego’s cocktail and culinary community and beyond.

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