2021 Brands of Promise

Congratulations to the winners!

We’ve had some incredible brands on Sipping Off the Cuff, so this year’s competition is pretty tough.

Agave Spirit, Mexico, Raicilla, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Mexicat (GOLD)

Agave Spirit, Raicilla, Artesanal

  • Balam Costa Raicilla–100% Agave rhodacantha (Chico Aguiar).  45-47.7% ABV; 90-95.4 proof (GOLD)
  • Balam Sierra del Tigre Barro Raicilla–100% Agave Inaequidens (Lechuguilla).  43.8% ABV; 87.6 proof (GOLD)
  • Balam 7 Anos Extra Anejo–Agave rhodacantha (Chico Aguiar).  43% ABV, 86 proof. (GOLD)

Agave Spirit, Raicilla, Artesanal, Medley, 48% ABV/96 Proof

  • Las Perlas Raicilla de Costa–Rhodacantha/Angustifolia (amarillo y verde) (GOLD)

Blue Agave Spirit, Mexico

  • Dos Volcanes (GOLD)

Agave Spirit, Mexico, Packaging

  • Dos Volcanes (GOLD)
  • Mexicat (SILVER)

Agave Spirit, New Zealand, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • TeKiwi 100% Blue Agave Spirit (GOLD)

Agave Spirit, Australia, 44% ABV/88 Proof

  • Black Snake AsP Reposado (GOLD)

Blue Agave Spirit, United States, Organic, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Western Reserve Distillers Blanco (GOLD)
  • Western Reserve Distillers Reposado (GOLD)

Agave Spirit, United States, Packaging

  • Western Reserve Distillers (GOLD)

Bacanora, Blanco, Artesanal, Gateway, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Vinateros Blanco (GOLD)

Bacanora, Packaging

  • Vinateros Blanco (GOLD)

Sotol, Chihuahua, Artesanal, Joven, 44% ABV/88 Proof

  • SotoMayor Blanco (GOLD)

Sotol, Durango, Artesanal, Joven, 45% ABV/90 Proof

  • Sotol Salvaje Blanco (GOLD)

Sotol, Chihuahua, Artesanal, Joven, Abocado, 45% ABV/90 Proof

  • Sotol Coyote con Vibora (GOLD)

Sotol, Chihuahua, Artesanal, Joven, 48% ABV/96 Proof

  • Oro de Coyame Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Ensamble, 46% ABV/92 Proof

  • Bruxo #4 Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Tobala, 48% ABV/96 Proof

  • Prolijo Tobala Blanco (Joven) (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Medley, 48% ABV/96 Proof

  • Animas Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Método Antiguo, 52.4% ABV/104.8 Proof

  • Método Antiguo Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, 45% ABV/89 Proof

  • Prolijo Blanco (Joven) (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Tobala, 46% ABV/92 Proof

  • Bruxo #5 Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Barril, 46% ABV/92 Proof

  • Bruxo #3 Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Medley, 47.5% ABV/95 Proof

  • Alipus Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, 46% ABV/92 Proof

  • Bruxo #1 Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Madrecuixe, 48% ABV/96 Proof

  • Prolijo Madrecuixe Blanco (Joven) (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, 42% ABV/84 Proof

  • Local Joven (GOLD)
  • Popol Vuh Mezcal Joven (SILVER)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Ensemble, 42% ABV/84 Proof

  • Lejana y Sola Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Tobala, 42% ABV/84 Proof

  • Popol Vuh Mezcal Joven [Artesanal; Tobala] 42% ABV, 84 proof (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Medley, Gateway, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Bruxo Edicion X Joven (GOLD)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Espadin, Gateway, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • San Cosme Joven (GOLD)
  • Convite Esencial (SILVER)
  • Maximo Twenty-First Century (BRONZE)

Mezcal, Oaxaca, Artesanal, Medley, Pechuga, 46% ABV/92 Proof

  • Bruxo #2 (GOLD)

Mezcal, Packaging

  • Animas (GOLD)

Mezcal, Value

  • Maximo Twenty-First Century ($32- $34) (GOLD)
  • Convite Essencial ($39-$40) (SILVER)

Non-Agave Spirit, Mexico, Pox, 40.5-42.2% ABV/81-84.4 proof

  • SigloCero Pox (GOLD)

Non-Agave Spirit, Mexico, Rum, 44% ABV/88 Proof

  • Ron Libertad Dorado (GOLD)
  • Ron Libertad Blanco (GOLD)

Non-Agave Spirit, Mexico, Sangrita

  • Sangrita Castiza (GOLD)

Ready-to-Drink, 100% Agave Tequila, Margarita, 12.5% ABV/25 Proof

  • Cutwater Mango Margarita (GOLD)

Ready-to-Drink, 100% Agave Tequila, 5% ABV/10 Proof

  • Hecho Tequila Soda (NOM 1459) (GOLD)

Ready-to-Drink, Mixto Tequila, 7% ABV/14 Proof

  • Ranch20 Spirits Ranch Water (GOLD)
  • Ranch20 Spirits Classic Margarita (GOLD)

Ready-to-Drink, Packaging

  • Hecho Tequila Soda (GOLD)

Tequila, Industrial, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Dahlia Reposado Cristalino (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros) (NOT RATED)
  • Casazul Tequila (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros) (NOT RATED)
  • Prospero (NOM 1437 Casa Don Roberto) (NOT RATED)
  • Enemigo (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros) (NOT RATED)

Tequila, Industrial, Blanco, Infused, 34.5% ABV/69 Proof

  • Pina Loca Pineapple Tequila (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Kostiv (NOM 1500)
  • Casa Mexico (NOM 1455)
  • Baja Billy (NOM 1499)
  • Aguila Superior (NOM 1123)
  • Mico (NOM 1107)
  • Lalo (NOM 1468)
  • Azteca Azul (NOM 1610 [see reposado; different NOM])
  • Espero Blanco (NOM 1551)
  • Masuave Blanco (NOM 1124)
  • Buendia Blanco (NOM 1438)
  • Dos Primos Blanco (NOM 1603)
  • Comisario Blanco (NOM 1529)
  • Kah Blanco (NOM 1472) 
  • Pacheco 1988 (NOM 1439) (BRONZE)
  • TCapri (NOM 1584)
  • Rooster Rojo Blanco (NOM 1472)
  • Mala Vida Blanco (NOM 1588)
  • Kapena Silver (NOM 1468)
  • El Jefe Blanco (NOM 1438)
  • Kokoro plata (NOM 1604) (PLATINUM)
  • 13 Colonias (NOM 1499)
  • La Mala plata (NOM 1460) (SILVER)
  • Cabal Blanco (NOM 1480) (GOLD)
  • Mi Tierra Silver (NOM 1473)
  • De-Nada Blanco (NOM 1414)
  • El Bandido Yankee Blanco (NOM 1107)
  • Los Sundays Blanco (NOM 1438)
  • Juan de Leon Blanco (NOM 1500)
  • Pi Tequila (NOM 1439)
  • CasaRica (NOM 1424)
  • Don Anselmo (NOM 1424)
  • Dos Cuernos (NOM 1522)

Tequila, Blanco Rosado

  • CasaRica (NOM 1424) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco Suave, Aged in Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Juan de Leon Blanco Rosa (NOM 1500) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco Suave, Aged in Multiple Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • CaliRosa (NOM 1459) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco Suave, Triple Distilled, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Masuave Blanco (NOM 1124) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco Suave, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • 818 Blanco (NOM 1137) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco, Tahona, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Aguila Superior Tahona (NOM 1123) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco, Triple Distilled, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • El Hijo de Mis Amores (NOM 1438) (GOLD)
  • Mijenta Blanco (NOM 1499) 134 (SILVER)

Tequila, Blanco, Infused, 35% ABV/70 Proof

  • Los Sundays (NOM 1438) (GOLD)

Tequila, Blanco, Infused, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Salt Tequila (NOM 1558) (GOLD)

Tequila, Joven

  • 13 Colonias (NOM 1499) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Kostiv (NOM 1500) (GOLD)
  • Casa Mexico (NOM 1455)
  • Mico (NOM 1107)
  • The Bad Stuff La Mala (NOM 1460)
  • Volcan de Mi Tierra (NOM 1523) (PLATINUM)
  • Azteca Azul (NOM 1456; no longer listed [see blanco; different NOM])
  • Aguamiel (NOM 1438)
  • Masuave Reposado (NOM 1124)
  • Rayador Cutwater Reposado (NOM 1110) (BRONZE)
  • Anger Mgmt Reposado (NOM 1468)
  • Kah Reposado (NOM 1472)
  • Comisario Reposado (NOM 1499)
  • Rooster Rojo Reposado (NOM 1472)
  • Mala Vida Reposado (NOM 1588)
  • Hiatus Reposado (only)  (NOM 1137)
  • 13 Colonias (NOM 1499) (GOLD)
  • PaQui reposado (NOM 1545) 
  • Cabal reposado (NOM 1480) (BRONZE)
  • Mi Tierra Reposado (NOM 1473)
  • De-Nada Reposado (NOM 1414)
  • Veneno Reposado (NOM 1443)
  • Los Sundays Reposado (NOM 1438)
  • Corrido Reposado (NOM 1499) (SILVER)
  • El Hijo de Mis Amores (NOM 1438) 
  • CasaRica (NOM 1424)
  • Don Anselmo (NOM 1424)

Tequila, Reposado, Organic, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • El Sativo (NOM 1480) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, Rested in Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Juan de Leon Reposado (NOM 1500) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, Blended, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • 818 Reposado (NOM 1137) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, European/Mexican Bottling, 35% ABV/70 Proof

  • Derechito Reposado (NOM 1459) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, Single Barrel, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Cayeya Single Barrel Reposado (NOM 1424) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, Multi-Barrel, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Mijenta Reposado (NOM 1499) (GOLD)

Tequila, Reposado, Cristalino, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Pi Tequila (NOM 1439) (GOLD)

Tequila, Anejo, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Kostiv (NOM 1500) (BRONZE)
  • Casa Mexico (NOM 1455) (GOLD)
  • Mico (NOM 1107)
  • Masuave Anejo (NOM 1124)
  • Kah Anejo (NOM 1472) 
  • Comisario Anejo (NOM 1529)
  • Rooster Rojo Anejo (NOM 1472)
  • Rayador Cutwater Anejo (NOM 1110)
  • PaQui Anejo (NOM 1545) 
  • Cabal Anejo (NOM 1480) (SILVER)
  • Mi Tierra Anejo (NOM 1473)
  • Corrido Anejo (NOM 1499) (PLATINUM)
  • El Hijo de Mis Amores (NOM 1438) 

Tequila, Anejo, Organic, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • El Sativo (NOM 1480) (GOLD)

Tequila, Anejo, Aged in Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Juan de Leon Anejo (NOM 1500) (GOLD)

Tequila, Anejo, Aged in Multiple Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • CaliRosa (GOLD)

Tequila, Extra Anejo, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Pacheco 1988 (NOM 1439) (GOLD)

Tequila, Extra Anejo, Rested in Wine Barrels, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Juan de León Extra Anejo (NOM 1500) (GOLD)

Tequila, Packaging

  • Kah (GOLD)
  • Cayeya Single Barrel Reposado (SILVER)
  • Comisario (BRONZE)
  • Corrido (HONORABLE MENTION)
  • Baja Billy
  • Casa Mexico
  • Aguila Superior
  • Lalo
  • Mijenta
  • Buendia
  • Masuave
  • Dos Hermanos
  • Pacheco 1988
  • Rooster Rojo
  • Mala Vida
  • El Jefe
  • Mi Tierra
  • Pi Tequila
  • CasaRica
  • Don Anselmo

Tequila, Legacy, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Hotel California (NOM 1545) Blanco, Reposado, Anejo (GOLD)

Tequila, Legacy, Reposado, Rare, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • El Tequileno Reposado Rare (NOM 1108) (GOLD)

Tequila, Legacy, Packaging

  • Hotel California (NOM 1545) (GOLD)

Tequila, Value

  • Espero Blanco ($24-29.99, 1L bottle) (GOLD)
  • Azteca Azul blanco and reposado ($23-$28) (SILVER)
  • Mi Tierra [B,R,A] ($29; $33; $39) (BRONZE)
  • Hotel California [B,R,A] ($32; $34; $39) (BRONZE)
  • Los Sundays [B, R, I] ($32.95 – 39.95)

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