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Winners announced for Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Competition at San Diego County Fair

Released: March 05, 2018

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DEL MAR, Calif. (March 5, 2018) ­– Time to raise a glass - results are in for the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Competition at the San Diego County Fair. Check out the winner’s list to get a taste of what’s in store for pours at the 2018 Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival, happening June 23 during the San Diego County Fair.

The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, hosts one of the best spirit competitions in the country. With 150 entries from 57 distilleries in this year’s competition, there was no shortage of show-stopping spirits from around the globe.

The Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival will delight imbibers with a vast selection of 150+ spirits and mixers to tempt taste buds. The festival will also feature VIP food and spirits pairings, “Meet the Maker” educational sessions and a live mixology competition.

San Diego is becoming a prime hub for personally-crafted distilled spirits, and Distilled has become an opportunity to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond.

Choose how you’ll make a splash at Distilled this year:

Buy early and save! Purchase tickets between March 17 and April 13 and save $10 off VIP Lounge and general admission tickets.

VIP Lounge Tasting: You’ll get a souvenir glass with unlimited samplings of spirits and signature cocktails, access to the VIP lounge/patio featuring gourmet food stations with unlimited grazing, and admission to the Fair for $125 ($115 if you purchase by April 13).

General Admission: You’ll get a 10-tab wristband (each tab is for ¼-oz. pours of distilled spirits, and 1 oz. pours of mixed cocktails), plus Fair admission for $33 ($23 if you purchase by April 13).


WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. June 23
WHERE: Paddock area of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, Calif.
COST: $33 general admission; $125 VIP Lounge Tasting (take $10 off admission if purchased between March 17 and April 13.)
GENERAL INFO.: distilledsandiego.com


About Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival

The fourth annual festival is produced by the 22nd District Agricultural Association in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons|Vons. Award winners will be featured in the Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival on June 23, during the fair. The festival celebrates quality spirits and craft cocktails from around the globe. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County, 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
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