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Devil is in the Details with Best of Show at DISTILLED: Spirit & Cocktail Festival

Released: June 28, 2016

News photo DEL MAR,CA (June 25, 2016) .- Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey won Best of Show at Distilled: Spirit & Cocktail Festival today at the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Name of Spirit: Devil's Share Single Malt Whiskey took home three awards: Best of Show, Best of Whiskey/Whisky and a Gold Medal for the Best of Whiskey/Whisky division.

The goal is to craft the smoothest whiskey, and Ballast Point describes their process as beginning with pure brewer’s malt, which is then distilled in small batches for precision control over purity. Devil’s Share was aged in virgin, heavily-charred American oak barrels; the result is a distinctly sweet whiskey, rich in woody caramel and vanilla notes backed by hints of cinnamon, cardamom and licorice.

The Festival served 100 different spirits and mixers this year, including rare and hard-to-find vodkas, tequilas, rums, gins and other unusual beverages. Following are the winners in other categories:

Gold Award Winners


Azuñia Tequila, Azuñia Platinum Organic Blanco Tequila (Best of Tequila Division)
Tequila Fortaleza, Tequila Fortaleza Añejo
21st Century Spirits, Blue Ice American Potato Vodka (Best of Vodka Division)
Humboldt Distillery, Humboldt Distillery Organic Vodka
Crater Lake Spirits/Bendistillery, Crater Lake Pepper Vodka
Corbin Cash, Corbin California Estate Grown (Best of Gin Division)
Few Spirits, Few Breakfast Gin
Venus Spirits, Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 02
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Three Sheets Spiced Rum
Bulleit Distilling Company, Bulleit 10 Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Devil's Share Moonshine
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Devil's Share Single Malt Whiskey (Best of Show & Best of Whiskey/Whisky Division)
KROBAR Craft Distillery, Rye Whiskey
Corbin Cash, Corbin Cash Sweet Potato
Thunder Road Distillery, Mitchums Thunder Road Premium American Corn Whiskey
Camus Cognac, Camus VSOP Borderies Cognac (Best of Brandy Division)
G.E. Massenez, Massenez Golden 8 - The Williams Pear Liqueur
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Opah
Long Road Distillers, Long Road Aquavit (Best of Other Spirits Division)
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Bloody Mary
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Mai Tai
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar California Lime
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar Grapefruit Lime (Best of Mixers Division)
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar Cranberry Ginger

Silver Award Winners


Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum (Best of Rum Division)
Tequila Fortaleza, Tequila Fortaleza Blanco
Tequila Fortaleza, Tequila Fortaleza Reposado
Azuñia Tequila, Azuñia 2 yr Black Tequila Añejo
Don Julio, Don Julio Tequila 1942 Extra Añejo
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Fugu Vodka Corn Unflavored
Honey House Distillery, Hex Vodka Honey and Grain
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Fugu Habanero Vodka
Venus Spirits, Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01
Graton Distilling Company, D. George Benham's Sonoma Dry Gin
Old Harbor Distilling Co., Barrel Flag Navy Strength
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Devil's Share Bourbon Whiskey
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, Justice White Whiskey
Venus Spirits, Wayward Whiskey Single Malt
Corbin Cash, Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey
George Dickel Distilling Co, Dickel #12 Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky
Compass Box Whisky Co., Great King Street Glasgow Blend
Old Harbor Distilling Co., Ampersand Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur
Blackfish Spirits Distillery, Rhubarb Liqueur
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar Tart Cherry Lime
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar Strawberry Lemon Drop
Sunset Cocktails, Inc., Nimble Nectar Pineapple Orange

Bronze Award Winners


Venus Spirits, El Ladrón Blanco Blue Agave Spirit (Best of Agave Spirits Division)
Don Julio, Don Julio Tequila Blanco
Azuñia Tequila, Azuñia Organic Reposado Tequila
Don Julio, Don Julio Tequila 1942 Don Julio 70
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, Divine Clarity 100% Potato Vodka
Corbin Cash, Corbin California Estate Grown
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Fugu Piña Vodka
Blackfish Spirits Distillery, Gifford's Gin Redistilled
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Three Sheets White Rum
Humboldt Distillery, Humboldt Distillery Organic Spiced Rum
Malahat Spirits, Malahat Spirits Black Tea Rum
IW Harper Distilling Company, IW Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Crown Royal Distilling, Crown Royal North Harvest Rye
Liberty Call Distilling, San Diego County 4-Grain Whiskey
Corbin Cash, Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Liqueur

About the San Diego County Fair


Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons which will run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

Make every day of the Fair a “Frabjous Day” with the Best Pass Ever! ONLY $26! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open through July 4. Come to the Fair whenever you want and stay for as long as you like every day, “Callooh! Callay!” (Tickets for general admission are $16 per day). The Best Pass Ever is non-transferable and valid only for admission; not valid for rides, food, games, parking, or any concerts that require a separate ticket. More info at sdfair.com/bestpassever.

Let the COASTER be your designated driver to the Fair! The $17 : Fair Tripper ticket includes Fair admission and round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE. A valid NCTD, Amtrak or Compass Pass is required to ride the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds from the Solana Beach Train Station.

Share the ride, enjoy the ride


It’s party time at the Fair and the fun starts when you hit the road! Avoid the hassles of driving and limited parking. There are many alternate ways to get to the 2016 San Diego County Fair. Take an Uber or Lyft and share the ride, or take public transportation and enjoy special discounts and pricing! For more information on public transportation go to: www.sdfair.com/transportation .

Follow us on Twitter for up to date traffic and parking information: www.twitter.com/sdfair .


The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Visit www.sdfair.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262
lzweig@sdfair.com
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