Pernod Ricard USA Named Importer of the Year at SFWSC

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Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu took home a Double Gold Medal.

Portfolio of Premium Brands Take Home Best in Show along with Ten Double Gold and 12 Gold Medals

New York, NYPernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., is proud to announce it has been named 2016 “Importer of the Year” by the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).  In addition to this distinguished award, Redbreast 21 Year Old was awarded Double Gold and named Best in Show Whiskey, Best Pure Pot Still Whiskey and Best Irish Whiskey while Chivas Regal Original Legend 25 Year Old took home Double Gold, Best Blended Scotch, Midleton Very Rare was awarded Double Gold, Best Blended Irish Whiskey and Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky was awarded Double Gold, Best Canadian Rye Whisky. Other Double Gold winning brands include Redbreast 15 Year Old Irish Whiskey, Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey, Plymouth Gin, Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila, Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu and Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch. Pernod Ricard brands also took home a total of 12 Gold Medal awards (complete list below).


“It is a great honor to receive this recognition for our company and our brands from one of the most respected spirits competitions in the world,” said Bryan Fry, President & CEO, Pernod Ricard USA. “Recognition of ‘Importer of the Year’ reinforces our commitment to producing spirits of outstanding quality that deliver exceptional experiences to our customers and consumers. Multiple Double Gold and Gold medals from the SFWSC further highlight Pernod Ricard’s dedication to the enduring craftsmanship of our premium brands.”


Since its introduction in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has become the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world. Emphasizing integrity and impartiality, the SFWSC takes great pride in ensuring that all entries are treated with equal care and consideration by our panels of carefully selected spirits-industry experts.


Pernod Ricard Double Gold Medal Award Brands:

Redbreast 21 Year Old Irish Whiskey; Best Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey/Best Irish Whiskey/Best In Show Whiskey

Chivas Regal Original Legend 25 Year Old Blended Scotch; Best Blended Scotch

Midleton Very Rare Blended Irish Whiskey; Best Blended Irish Whiskey

Lot No. 40 Canadian Whisky, Best Canadian Rye Whisky

Redbreast 15 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Irish Whiskey

Plymouth Gin

Aberlour 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila

Martell Cognac Cordon Bleu

Pernod Ricard Gold Medal Award Brands:

The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Single Malt Scotch

The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Single Malt Scotch

The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Chivas Regal Gold Signature 18 Year Old Blended Scotch

Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Powers Signature Release Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

Seagram's Twisted Peach Gin

Beefeater London Dry Gin, London

Plymouth Navy Strength Gin

Aberlour 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Aberlour A'bunadh Single Malt Scotch