COMPETITION

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)

  • Bacanora
  • Mezcal
  • Sotol
  • Tequila

AWARDS

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.

AWARDS

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2017 Competition Schedule

REGISTRATION OPENS

JULY 14TH

REGISTRATION CLOSES

JULY 31ST

DEADLINE FOR PRODUCT SAMPLES

AUGUST 4TH

JUDGING

SEPTEMBER 4TH – OCTOBER 6TH

EVENT/WINNER REVEAL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

2017 Judges

Coming Soon

Contact

Questions about the event?

Email: info@thespiritsofmexico.com
Call: 404-474-0433

Media inquiries?

Marketing & Communications
marcom@iwscgroup.com

Interested in sponsoring or competing?
sbparlier@iwscgroup.com

Spirits of Mexico

c/o IWSC Group NA, 1000 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 108,  Atlanta, GA 30318 USA
Phone: 404.474.7330 | Email: som@iwscgroup.com

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