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Shelter Point Distillery earns two awards at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Shelter Point Distillery on Vancouver Island has received two awards at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

The distillery earned two double gold medals in the Canadian whisky category for its single malt and smoke point whisky.

The medals are the SFWSC’s top honour and given out to participants that receive a gold medal rating from every member of the judging panel.

“This is the first year Shelter Point Distillery has entered the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and to win two double gold medals is an exceptional milestone,” said general manager Stephen Goodridge.

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“It is a testament to the quality of the whisky being distilled and bottled here, and we are thrilled as a Canadian distillery to have our single malts internationally recognized as some of the finest whiskies in the world. This win isn’t just for us. It’s for the entire Campbell River and Vancouver Island community.”

The event is the world’s largest and longest-running spirits competition.

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