Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits competition is one of the oldest competitions of its kind where spirit distilleries have been battling it out to win the coveted medals and recognition they crave.
Finishing in one of the top spots is not an easy thing to do, with the judges being seasoned experts and having trusted palates only used to the very best. Taking home a medal at the SFWSC, indicates the highest caliber of quality and that craftsmanship has been exceptional.
On the day, judges sit through rounds of highly controlled blind tastings to decide which spirits are medal worthy. No information is given on price point or the producer, allowing them to judge each product fairly and without bias.
Entries are not judged against each other, but simply given a gold, silver or bronze medal if they are deemed fit. Settlers Gin enjoyed an impressive silver medal for their hugely popular Yuzu Gin. This silver medal means it’s recognised as one of the best in the category, showing finesse, refinement and complexity of gin suppliers worldwide.
The Settlers Artisan Sloe Gin and the Artisan Spiced Fig Gin, brought home the bronze medals meaning they’re excellent examples in their categories and are recognised for their phenomenal quality. These are enormous achievements and well deserved after years of hard work.
After huge success at the SFWSC, Settlers Artisan Spirits will continue to do what they do best – producing fine spirits with their signature twists. With customers loving the G and Tea Breakfast gin infused with Earl Grey tea, native blush honey and tangy Mediterranean citrus and the Settlers Fig Gin infused with cinnamon and cloves warming bellies in the winter, you can be sure the next creative Settlers gin flavour will have your taste buds dancing around with joy.
Alongside ordering your favourite Settlers gins and spirits, you can pay them a visit at the distillery for a walk in tasting or book ahead if you’re in the party mood. Staff can walk you through the best gin cocktails and even advise on which cheese goes best with each gin! Yes gin does go with cheese! You can enjoy sipping on your cocktails with exceptional views of neighbouring vineyards and the stunning Willunga Hills.
Contact the Settlers team today on 08 83238777 if you’d like to book in for a tasting or gin and cheese pairing master class.