Monkey In Paradise Vodka - Unanimous Winner of the
World Spirits Competition!.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 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.

Blind Tasting: Ensuring equal consideration:
Throughout four days of highly controlled blind tastings, our experienced judging panels taste every product to decide if it is medal-worthy. Judges do not receive any information on producer or price point, ensuring each spirit is judged fairly, equally, and without bias.

While tasting, judges evaluate each product on an individual basis—not compared to other entries in the flight. During this stage, judges determine which entries are worthy of a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. Entries that receive a Gold medal from all judges earn a Double Gold award.

What does each medal mean?

- Bronze: A well-crafted spirit that is commercially sound, modestly attractive and free from significant flaws; among the better examples of its category.

- Silver: An outstanding spirit that shows refinement, finesse and complexity; among the best examples of its category.

- Gold: An exceptional spirit that is near the pinnacle of achievement; sets the standard for its category.

- Double Gold: Awarded to the very few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; among the finest products in the world.

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