Cask & Coast Premium California Bourbon Wins Another Gold Medal at Renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Bourbon Cask-Finished in Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc Casks Awarded Fourth Consecutive Gold Medal

San Diego, CA – April 30, 2024 – Cask & Coast Spirits Co. is thrilled to announce that its limited-edition Anniversary Release of premium Cabernet cask-finished California bourbon has been awarded a Gold Medal at the world-renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which featured over 5,000 spirits from around the globe. It was Cask & Coast’s fourth consecutive gold medal in a spirits competition, and it has won gold in every competition it has entered.

“We are so honored to receive another coveted Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition,” said co-founder and CEO Mark Kersey. “We made a bourbon that we wanted to drink and it’s gratifying to see our work validated in what is widely considered the most respected and influential spirits competition on the planet. Winning Gold in San Francisco is a tremendous achievement, especially for a young company, and we look forward to competing again next year.”

Cask & Coast’s four-grain bourbon is distilled and matured in the Midwest in new American oak barrels then blended in San Diego before being finished in California Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc wine casks from local vineyards. The Anniversary Release is a limited-edition single barrel premium product bottled at a full cask strength 118 proof.


Cask & Coast Spirits Co. was founded by entrepreneur and former San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey, and Richard Montaño, an entrepreneur, real estate investor, and certified Sommelier. Cask & Coast Premium Reserve California Bourbon launched in November 2022 and now has national availability online at as well as retail availability in more than three dozen Southern California stores, restaurants & bars. A full list of retail partners is available at

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