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 20TH

REGISTRATION CLOSES

AUGUST 21ST

DEADLINE FOR PRODUCT SAMPLES

AUGUST 24TH

JUDGING

SEPTEMBER 4TH – OCTOBER 6TH

EVENT/WINNER REVEAL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

2017 Judges

Coming Soon

CJ COWAN

CJ COWAN

Seattle, WA

COMPANY: Creative Director

JESSICA COWAN

JESSICA COWAN

Seattle, WA

COMPANY: Tequila Witch 

TED GENOWAYS

TED GENOWAYS

Lincoln, NE

COMPANY: Writer

DUSTIN HAARSTAD

DUSTIN HAARSTAD

Seattle, WA

COMPANY: Blind Tiger Cocktail Co. and Blackwater

CAROLYN KISSICK

CAROLYN KISSICK

San Francisco, CA

COMPANY: Big Rock

KHRYS MAXWELL

KHRYS MAXWELL

San Diego, CA

COMPANY: Tequila Fortaleza

JUNIOR MERINO

JUNIOR MERINO

New York, NY

COMPANY: The Liquid Chef

SCARLET SANSCHAGRIN

SCARLET SANSCHAGRIN

Tlaquepaque, JAL

COMPANY: Tequila Matchmaker

JASON SILVERMAN

JASON SILVERMAN

Phoenix, AZ

COMPANY:Silverline Consulting

CLAYTON SZCZECH

CLAYTON SZCZECH

Mexico City, MX

COMPANY:Experience Tequila Experience Mezcal 

KELLIE THORN

KELLIE THORN

Atlanta, GA

COMPANY:Empire State South

TODD THRASHER

TODD THRASHER

Alexandria, VA

COMPANY: Bar PX, Tiki TNT and Thrasher’s Rum

 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

VOLUNTEER 

It takes a lot to Tango! 

That means we need your to help make the first annual Spirits of Mexico event amazing! We will need a behind the scenes team of volunteers who are dependable and reliable. Volunteers will help manage the day-of details of the event to make sure it runs without a hitch! 

Fill out our VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM and we will be in touch soon! 

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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