This year a panel of 12 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) judges, will judge a mix of commercial agave-based spirits or other spirit produced in Mexico. Product samples are presented in flights in a blind competition and evaluate based on criteria consistent with the evaluation standards of the IWSC. Judges base scores on Aroma, Finish, Flavor, Value, Probability of Re-Purchasing and Probability of Recommendation, awarding a maximum of 100 points.
This year the judges will be using technology developed by the Tequila Matchmaker mobile app, for the scoring and tabulation of the results.
Based-upon the combined scores from all of the judges, should one spirit achieve the highest overall score, a “Best of Class” will be awarded. Should one spirit per category achieve the highest score, a “Best of Class” per category will be awarded.
SPIRIT CATEGORIES (with sub-categories)
BEST IN CLASS
Highest overall score per competition and as available by category.
90 – 100 GOLD
Superior example, setting the standard
86 – 90 SILVER OUTSTANDING
Outstanding example; excellent quality
80 – 85 SILVER
Fine example; excellent quality
75 – 79.9 BRONZE
Good example; well-above average
Results remain confidential until officially released.
2017 Competition Schedule
DEADLINE FOR PRODUCT SAMPLES
SEPTEMBER 4TH – OCTOBER 6TH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19