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Distillers, take a shot at this: Entries now open to Distilled - San Diego Spirit and Cocktail Competition

Released: November 27, 2017

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DEL MAR, Ca. (November 27, 2017) – Attention distillers, it’s time to let your spirits soar! Entry materials are now available online for the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Competition at distilledsandiego.com.


Hosted by the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, the competition celebrates distilled spirits and mixed cocktails crafted around the world. Save $50 per entry through Jan. 5.

The competition is open to commercially-licensed spirit producers with a thirst for claiming top accolades for their unique inspirations in a glass. Judging happens Feb. 17 and 18 with results released by March 2. Select winners will be invited to pour and showcase their liquid treasures at the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival on June 23 at the 2018 San Diego County Fair. New this year: All entries will be judged on merit and not “Olympic Style,” offering opportunities for multiple awards in each class.

“The 2018 Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Competition changes format this year to merit-based judging, which means more gold, silver and bronze to go around,” said Rich Cook, competition director. “Our aim is to celebrate quality spirits from every corner of the world, from distilleries of all sizes. We look forward to celebrating your distilled achievements.”

A new pre-mixed cocktail division has been added to the competition this year to up the mixologist ante and a wide range of top industry experts will critique your craft. Meet the judges here.

Register online here for $100 per entry for early-bird pricing through Jan. 5. After that, it’s $150 per entry through Jan. 26.

The Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival, which will showcase more than 150 different spirits and mixers on June 23 during the San Diego County Fair, will also feature VIP food and spirits pairings, live music, “Meet the Maker” educational sessions and a live mixology competition.

Award winners will be highlighted during the festival and select winners will be invited to show off their brand and their product will be purchased for tasting.

DISTILLED – SAN DIEGO SPIRIT AND COCKTAIL COMPETITION

WHAT: Online entry is now open here.
WHO: Licensed spirit producers and/or distributors
COST: $100 per entry until Jan. 5; $150 per entry until the Jan. 26 deadline
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
WHEN: Distilled judging on Feb. 17 and 18; Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival is June 23 during the San Diego County Fair
INFO.: distilledsandiego.com


About Distilled - San Diego Spirit and Cocktail Competition


The fourth annual competition is produced by the 22nd District Agricultural Association in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons|Vons. The competition is open to commercially-licensed spirit producers and distributors worldwide. Award winners will be featured in the Distilled – San Diego Spirit and Cocktail Festival on June 23, during the fair. The festival is open to the public and celebrates quality spirits and craft cocktails from around the globe. The San Diego County Fair is the largest county fair in California, and one of the top five fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually.


For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
(858) 792-4262
apierce@sdfair.com
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