The Results of the 2003 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Vault – May 3, 2003

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The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. It is an unsurpassed marketing and promotional opportunity for the top medal winners.

*Editor’s Note 2015*

This announcement was from the 2013 show where tequila was judged in champagne flutes.  The most recent show used the Neat Glass to judge tequila.  Many aficionados have mentioned to us that although the Neat Glass works very well for mezcals, it does a disservice to tequilas.  Have you tried tequilas in side-by-side tastings with different glassware?  What are your findings?   

The results of the 2003 World Spirit Competition

TEQUILA

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2013

Silver
Amate Silver Tequila 100% Agave, Jalisco, Mexico [$42]

Silver
Del Señor Silver Tequila Herencia de Plata, Jalisco, Mexico [$39]

Silver
Don Eduardo Silver Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$44]
Imported by Brown-Forman – Louisville, KY

Silver
Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Mexico [$49]
Imported by Diageo – San Francisco, CA

Silver
El Tesoro Silver Tequila Platinum, Jalisco, Mexico [$37]
Imported by Jim Beam Brands – Deerfield, IL

Silver
Espolon Silver Tequila, Arandas, Mexico [$35]
Imported by Shaw Ross – Miami, FL

Silver
Gran Centenario Silver Tequila Plata, Mexico [$50]
Imported by Skyy Spirits – NY

Silver
Herradura Silver Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$36]
Imported by Sazerac Co. – New Orleans, LA

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2014

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2014

Bronze
Oro Azul Silver Tequila Blanco, Zapopan, Mexico [$35]
Imported by Barrel Select Importer – West Bend, WI

Silver
Sauza Gold Tequila, Mexico [$16]
Imported by Allied Domecq Spirits – Westport, CT

Silver
Sauza Silver Tequila Tres Generaciones Plata, Mexico [$33]
Imported by Allied Domecq Spirits – Westport, CT

Silver
Amate Reposado Tequila 100% Agave, Jalisco, Mexico [$45]

Silver
Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Mexico [$37]
Imported by Bacardi USA – Miami, FL

Silver
Centinela Reposado Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$35]
Imported by Haas Bros. – San Francisco, CA

Silver
Corralejo Reposado Tequila Triple Distilled, Mexico [$33]
Imported by Wilson Daniels – St. Helena, CA

Double Gold
Del Señor Reposado Tequila Reserva del Señor, Jalisco, Mexico

Silver
Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Mexico [$49]
Imported by Diageo – San Francisco, CA

REPOSADO TEQUILA

Bronze
1800 Reposado Tequila 1800, Mexico [$24]
Imported by Skyy Spirits – NY

Silver
El Conquistador Reposado Tequila, Mexico [$35]
Imported by Heaven Hill – Bardstown, KY

Double Gold
Espolon Reposado Tequila, Arandas, Mexico [$40]
Imported by Shaw Ross – Miami, FL

Silver
Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila, Mexico [$53]
Imported by Skyy Spirits – NY

Double Gold – BEST TEQUILA
Herradura Reposado Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$40]
Imported by Sazerac Co. – New Orleans, LA

Double Gold
Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila Tradicional, Mexico [$22]
Imported by Diageo – San Francisco, CA

Silver
Los Arango Reposado Tequila, Guanajuato, Mexico [$43]

Silver
Penca Azul Reposado Tequila, Mexico [$90]
Imported by R & A Imports – Pacific Palisades, CA

Gold
Sauza Reposado Tequila Hornitos, Mexico [$24]
Imported by Allied Domecq Spirits – Westport, CT

AÑEJO TEQUILA

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2015

San Francisco World Spirits Tequila Judging 2015

Silver
Centinela Añejo Tequila, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico [$40]
Imported by Haas Bros. – San Francisco, CA

Bronze
Centinela Añejo Tequila, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico [$60]
Imported by Haas Bros. – San Francisco, CA

Silver
Del Señor Añejo Tequila Herencia Historico 27 de Mayo, Jalisco, Mexico [$250]

Bronze
Del Señor Añejo Tequila Herencia de Plata, Jalisco, Mexico [$45]

Bronze
Don Eduardo Añejo Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$50]
Imported by Brown-Forman – Louisville, KY

Silver
Don Julio Añejo Tequila, Mexico [$53]
Imported by Diageo – San Francisco, CA

Double Gold
1800 Añejo Tequila 1800, Mexico [$39]
Imported by Skyy Spirits – NY

Silver
El Jimador Añejo Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$100]
Imported by Sazerac Co. – New Orleans, LA

Double Gold
El Tesoro Añejo Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$45]
Imported by Jim Beam Brands – Deerfield, IL

Silver
Espolon Añejo Tequila, Arandas, Mexico [$43]
Imported by Shaw Ross – Miami, FL

Gold
Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila, Mexico [$58]
Imported by Skyy Spirits – NY

Silver
Herradura Añejo Tequila Suprema, Jalisco, Mexico [$300]
Imported by Sazerac Co. – New Orleans, LA

Silver
Jose Cuervo Añejo Tequila Reserva de la Familia, Mexico [$80]
Imported by Diageo – San Francisco, CA

Bronze
Oro Azul Añejo Tequila, Zapopan, Mexico [$53]
Imported by Barrel Select Importer – West Bend, WI

Bronze
Sauza Añejo Tequila Tres Generaciones, Mexico [$37]
Imported by Allied Domecq Spirits – Westport, CT

MIXTO TEQUILA

Bronze
La Cava del Villano MixtoTequila Gold, Jalisco, Mexico [$13]

Double Gold
X X X Siglo Treinta Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico [$20]
Imported by 123 Spirits, Los Angeles, CA

AGAVE SPIRITS

Silver
Don Amado Mezcal, Oaxaca, Mexico [$40]
Imported by Haas Bros. – San Francisco, CA

 

How do you feel about glassware when tasting tequilas?  Will any old glass do, or is there a particular shape or design that brings out the notes you’re looking for?

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