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New NOM List (Dated 17 September 2013)

This NOM list had a surprise when we opened it. Be sure to scroll to the end where you’ll find

“BRANDS OF TEQUILA BOTTLED IN MEXICO OUTSIDE THE DOT CERTIFIED BY THE TEQUILA REGULATORY COUNCIL”.

Yes, we were just as surprised as you are!

17 September 2013 NOM List PDF
17 September 2013 NOM List Excel

 

 

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Click on any link within the list to see the Tequila Aficionado articles and reviews done on that particular brand.

*Color Coding*

  • 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)

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MLB Loves Camarena Tequila by M.A. “Mike” Morales

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Mike Morales recently attended a great mixology event at Angel Stadium hosted by Camarena Tequila, featuring Joel Black of BlackLab Ventures.

More on Camarena Tequila Coming Soon!

Mike has a big article about the event in the works now so look for it here soon.  In the meantime, see if you can find him here in the dugout and enjoy the following article about Camarena Tequila.

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Carlos Santana and Casa Noble

Carlos Santana shares his thoughts on the connection between his own history, Mexico and Casa Noble Tequila.  They don’t call it a “Spirit” for nothing.

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