TESTIMONIALS

“I just want to tell you guys you have done a fantastic job in developing a world class event. I remember when you were starting out and we visited at our Las Vegas show. Your marketing and use of the media is amazing. I wish for you continued great success.”

Ed Meek Former publisher / Nightclub & Bar Magazine

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival can only be described as a not to be missed event!  The exposure and the venue are second to none, and you go out of your way to make everyone feel like they are a star! The event has opened many doors for Don Loco Tequila, 2015 was our second year, count us in with the same locations for years to come.”

Scott Fladseth, Founder/CEO Don Loco Tequila

 

“I wanted to thank you for another successful San Diego Spirits Festival! Turn out exceeded my expectations. Thousands of tastings and great development for our brands. Truly a world class event with lots of entertainment and fun. Look forward to next year, save my same spot, I loved the location.”

Jim Moeller CEO / Aurora Wines & Spirits

 

“Being a judge at the San Diego Spirits Festival has exposed me to a lot of new products that I may not have known was out there.  That’s one of the festival’s strengths - it really does a great job of getting up and coming products in front of potential customers.  It’s certainly one of the big reasons why I like judging the event every year.  You never know when you’ll find something you really like.”

Rich Manning / Writer Blogger All round expert

 

San Diego Spirits Festival was an amazing two days of fun and networking that not only let us explore into the world of spirits in San Diego, but also helped our business tremendously in the area. We look forward to being a part of this amazing event for years to come.

Japheth Gordon Ambassador / Pussers Rum

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival is an event that I always have a great time attending.  It’s great because it’s so laid-back and unpretentious, which makes enjoying the spirits and the cocktails so much more fun.  Plus, the waterfront location is killer - the San Diego coastline in the summer is about as good as it gets.  I look forward to seeing what Liz and her team have in store in 2016!”

Rich Manning / Writer Blogger All round expert

 

“The Museum of the American Cocktail enjoys a special relationship with the San Diego Spirits Festival and its founders, my friends Liz and Alan Edwards. It's an honor to judge the Festival's bottle and cocktail competitions and thus sample the best from among the world's great spirits and keep a close eye on the region's magnificent bartending talent.”

Philip M. Dobard, Director / Museum of the American Cocktail

 

“Liz –I just wanted to express what an exceptional event your San Diego show was! And it was such great exposure for all of our brands. We will participating from here on out! Thank you for all of your hard work!”

Brooke Bootow / Transworld Alliance LLC

 

“On-behalf of Tanduay Asian Rum, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation for opening the doors and have us invited to be a participant in your very successful event. It was really a very good opportunity to us to showcase our Rum to everyone.  Of course, we will be more than happy to see you and be part of this event again next year! Cheers!”

Joseph Q. Chiong /Tanduay Asian Rum

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival is a great opportunity to explore new emerging brands in the market! The suppliers that participate offer an incredible, cutting edge cocktail experience. This allows consumers to get up to speed on industry trends.  This event is unforgettable and Liz Edwards does a wonderful job getting large brands involved to share their latest and greatest products!”

Molly Stokas, West Coast Region Manager /Terlato Wines International

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival can only be described as a top-shelf event!  Our group from Feast On This Catering had an absolute blast tasting these world-class cocktails and liquors.  We look forward to cooking with, pairing with, and drinking with The San Diego Spirits Festival for many more years!”

Matthew Baker Founder/Owner/President Feast on This Catering

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival is such a great event. The ability to showcase and sample our product to the public in such a picturesque location is awesome. We look forward to being a part of next year’s festival! The brand specific photos we received after the event were a great bonus. Thank you.”

Mike Walker. Director of Sales. / COLDCOCK Whiskey

 

“I do wish you guys all the Best and please keep doing what you are doing. It is so important for the spirit producers to get honest and unbiased feedback. I know it means a lot to us at The 86 Co. Thank you for including me as a judge in the Spirits Bottle competition.”

Dushan Zaric All-star bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member

 

“Thank you for having us at the San Diego Spirits Festival. We had high visibility and were able to interact with consumers. They really loved our set up in both the Captain Morgan / Zacapa area as well as the Airstream.”

Victoria Hilger; Event Manager San Diego | Inland Empire | Desert, 2014

 

“The San Diego Spirits Festival is not only a top notch event in San Diego but also in the spirit industry. The array of spirit providers and food offerings situated on beautiful San Diego Bay make it a stand out event to attend.”

Joice Curry; c3 Public Relations; 2015

 

“Liz, - Thank you very much for allowing me and my partner the opportunity to attend the San Diego Spirits festival. The San Diego Spirits Festival was the perfect opportunity for our business to meet new people, learn the latest trends, and experience the finest spirits around. We will take with us wonderful new ideas and knowledge that will surely allow us to grow in this industry. Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again next year.”

Erik McGarity & Michael Carter - Zeno's Bartending & Entertainment June 12, 2009

 

“Personally, I was very impressed with the cocktail competition and how smoothly it was run. Having been a contestant, judge, and coordinator of past mixology contests, I know how much work goes into something like that. It was a tremendous experience and I am extremely grateful for all the effort that went into making it a success. I hope that all of my peers are equally grateful for what you do. Public awareness of the industry through events like this creates ripple effects that come back to us exponentially. Products that would otherwise go unnoticed get picked up by bars and customers alike. Customers that normally would not know you, now come into your establishment after seeing the cocktail competition. Personally, I was offered five positions after the contest!!! Thanks to you guys...

Mike Yen – Mixologist, / Snake Oil Cocktail Company Winning Bartender 3 times!!

 

“I want to thank you again for the tickets. The event was fantastic. You did a great job and made some very cool changes. I see this event getting bigger and bigger each year.”

Thank you again the Thompson's 2013

 

“John and I want to thank you for the Tickets you gave to our Poway Senior Baseball Charity Event. We are proud to have bid on the basket you donated and enjoyed the event Sunday. It was a wonderful event and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. John found a couple of liquors that he will go out and purchase that he really liked. I just had a great time. We walked to Harbor House and ate dinner before driving home to Poway. It was a beautiful day for the event and for the walk at Seaport Village. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to bid on this event as I don’t believe we would have come if you had not donated this basket.”

Claudia and John Adams Poway, CA 2013

 

“Liz, I just want to tell you how impressed I am with the development of your event. So exciting and well designed with lots of goodies! Wish you the best.”

Ed Meek (Former CEO Nightclub & Bar) 2013

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