HOW IT WORKS
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)
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.
PRICING & DELIVERY
Early Bird Pricing (Sept 1-30): $100
Regular Pricing (Oct 1-21): $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 Monday, November 7
Products not distributed in Georgia must be shipped to:
128 Howard Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
*Products must be received by Friday, November 4