Releasing the NOM list here at Tequila Aficionado had nothing to do with the other NOM lists that are available through apps and other websites.
We needed our own current NOM list to reference in a spreadsheet format for desktop work. Once we’d gone completely OCD on it and filled in the blanks that you inevitably get with the CRT’s list, we couldn’t stop tweaking it. We added links to all our reviews and videos, then we added listings for brands that had dropped off the list, and even added color coding for new brands. With all of that, we thought we’d just share it in Excel & PDF in case any other aficionados were OCD enough to want so much detail in the most recent NOM list released.
Click here to download the fully sortable (all fields filled) 19 August 2013 NOM List in Excel Format courtesy of Tequila Aficionado.
Click here to download the quick access PDF version of the 19 August 2013 NOM List.
Click on any link within the list to see the Tequila Aficionado articles and reviews done on that particular brand.
- Brands highlighted in Green are recent additions (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for first shown date)
- Brands highlighted in Red did not appear on the current list (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for last shown date)
What is a NOM List?
The Norma Oficial Mexicana (Official Mexican Standard), abbreviated NOM, is the name of each of a series of official, compulsory standards and regulations for diverse activities in Mexico. They are more commonly referred to as NOMs or normas.
The standards are prepared by the Dirección General de Normas (DGN) (General Directorate of Standards), which is the body representing Mexico in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
In the case of tequila, Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) regulates production NOMs. The NOM identifier means the tequila meets government standards – but this is not any guarantee of tequila’s quality. However, without the NOM stamp of legitimacy, it is not guaranteed that the bottle contains tequila.
All 100% agave tequilas must have a NOM identifier on the bottle. The important laws since 1990 were NOM-006-SCFI-1993 and the later update NOM-006-SCFI-1994 revised in late 2005 NOM-006-SCFI-2005 and the most recent revision in 2012 NOM-006-SCFI-2012.
The number after NOM is the distillery number, assigned by the government. NOM does not indicate the location of the distillery, merely the parent company or – in the case where a company leases space in a plant – the physical plant where the tequila was manufactured. (Source: Wikipedia)