Any commercial agave-based spirits or other spirit produced in Mexico is eligible for participation in Spirits of Mexico. Product samples are presented in flights in a blind competition and evaluate based on criteria consistent with the evaluation standards of the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).  Judges base scores on appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouthfeel and finish, awarding a maximum of 100 points.

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




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.



Regular Pricing (June 30th – July 31st): $150

All entrants should supply two (2) bottles for the competition.

Products distributed in Georgia must be provided through a GA distributor.

*Distributors must deliver products to IWSC’s office by August 4th


Products not distributed in Georgia must be shipped to:

Elizabeth Feichter
128 Howard Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

*Products must be received by August 4th