Distilled: The San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival
San Diego is fast becoming an epicenter of personally crafted distilled spirits. At Distilled, we raise our glass to honor the best distillers and mixologists throughout San Diego and beyond! We’re serving up 180 different spirits and mixers, including some rare and hard-to-find bottles!
Enjoy some music with your cocktail. Come groove with Patrick Howard Trampus Band , Meg Smith and Bella Grace as they bring the Paddock Stage to life with their ensemble of live instruments and vocals, taking you from alternative indie-rock to soul singer-songwriter jams.
Mix business & pleasure by learning about the distilling process at our educational presentations. Hosted by distillers from Tequila Fortaleza, Cutwater, Henebery and Beam Suntory, you’ll learn about the science behind distilling, food pairings, and more!
Please your palate with featured food and spirits pairings in our VIP Experience. You’ll find great joy in discovering winning combinations of food and beverage.
You get free admission to the San Diego County Fair, the largest County Fair in the US! Enjoy exhibits, rides, animals, and some delicious Fair food to pair with your bourbon.
Do you make products that spirits and cocktail enthusiasts can’t live without? Showcase your offerings to Southern California spirits lovers — Be a Vendor!
2017 Distilled Competition Award Winners
Best of Show:
Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey
A wickedly smooth take on a classic American spirit. This award winning Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey is a celebration of history and a study in authenticity. The distillers at Cutwater Spirits select only the heart of each small batch and age their bourbon in virgin, heavily charred American oak barrels.
The result is an exceptionally refined spirit rich with aromas of cinnamon, tobacco, oak and vanilla. Its robust, earthy flavor carries hints of caramel and vanilla cream to a lingering spicy finish. This bourbon is not defined by geography, but by taste.