NOVEMBER 8, 2016 • LOEWS ATLANTA HOTEL, ATLANTA GA

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About Spirits of Mexico

Welcome to the 2016 Spirits of Mexico competition, an IWSC Group North America event. Launched in 2002, Spirits of the Mexico (SoM) is the premier spirits competition in North America for agave-based and other spirits produced in Mexico. Organized by the IWSC Group, a globally-recognized events company focused exclusively on the alcoholic beverage sector, the Spirits of Mexico celebrates Mexico’s rich distilling history.

 

About The IWSC Group

A globally-recognized events company focused on the alcoholic beverage sector, UK-based the IWSC Group offers a broad portfolio of events around the world that help bring brands and people together in the best environments to create lasting relationships. The IWSC Group events have a unique focus around alcoholic beverages from wine and spirit competitions, such as the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), or “alcohol plus” events where alcoholic beverages remain a fundamental part of the offering in addition to food, music or art.

In March 2015, the IWSC Group increased its presence in the Americas with the launch of the the IWSC Group North America and the addition of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF) to its existing American portfolio. Headed by entrepreneurs and AF&WF founders, Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the IWSC Group North America offers an expanding portfolio of events, which include spirit competitions, whisky expos and alcohol plus events like the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

2016 Schedule

EARLY REGISTRATION OPENS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

GENERAL REGISTRATION CLOSES

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

DEADLINE FOR PRODUCT SAMPLES

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

JUDGING BEGINS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

JUDGING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

JUDGING CONCLUDES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

2016 Judges

JUNIOR MERINO

JUNIOR MERINO

Mexico City, Mexico

COMPANY: The Liquidchef Inc.
theliquidchefinc.com

TODD THRASHER

TODD THRASHER

Alexandria, VA

COMPANY: Restaurant Eve
restauranteve.com

CLAYTON SZCZECH

CLAYTON SZCZECH

Portland, OR

COMPANY: Experience Tequila
experiencetequila.com

KELLIE THORN

KELLIE THORN

Atlanta, GA

COMPANY: Empire State South
empirestatesouth.com

CONTACT

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SPONSORS

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Spirits of the Mexico

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Phone: (864) 542 -7185 | Email: som@iwscgroup.com

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