2017 Brands of Promise

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for the annual Brands of Promise Awards!

Winners were announced LIVE on Facebook on January 21st.  See the replays on demand now.

Download Nominee list in PDF

Download Winner list in PDF

 

 

Winners, please click the images below to download your award graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees

 

Blanco Tequila

  • Tequila 512
  • Maria Bonita
  • Amorada
  • Juan More Time
  • Alderete
  • Armero (The Extreme) [white; 4X distilled]
  • Armero (The Exclusive) [blanco (suave); glass bottle]
  • Sweet Poison
  • Tequila Los 3G
  • Destinguido
  • Tequila 30-30

 

Organic Blanco

  • 4 Copas (NOM 1480)
  • Azunia (NOM 1426)
  • Terraneo (NOM 1586)
  • Cobalto (NOM 1586)

 

High Proof Blanco Tequila

  • La Serpiente Emplumada (NOM 1438) 44%, 88 proof
  • Dos Almas (55% ABV, 110 proof, double distilled) (NOM 1137)

 

Reposado Tequila

  • Tequila 512
  • Amorada
  • Alderete
  • Armero (The Evolution)[green camo]
  • Armero (The Luxury) [black matte]
  • Titanium
  • Ayate
  • Tequila Los 3G
  • Tequila 30-30
  • Villa Lobos

 

Organic Reposado

  • El Consuelo (NOM 1570)
  • 4 Copas (NOM 1480)
  • Azunia (NOM 1426)
  • Cobalto (NOM 1586)

 

Filtered Reposado

  • Allaire Privee Aged Crystal (NOM 1479)

 

Añejo Tequila

  • La Serpiente Emplumada
  • Azunia (non-organic)
  • Azunia Black 2 Years Extra Aged Private Reserve (NOM 1426)
  • Alderete
  • Armero (The Perfection) [black camo]
  • Titanium
  • Ayate
  • Malinalli
  • Tequila Los 3G
  • Amorada

 

Organic Añejo

  • El Consuelo (NOM 1570)
  • 4 Copas (NOM 1480)

 

Extra Añejo Tequila

  • La Serpiente Emplumada
  • Titanium
  • Gran Reserva de Don Alberto (NOM 1477)

 

Value Tequila

  • 512 (B, R, only)
  • Maria Bonita (blanco only) [$19.99 to $21.99]
  • Don Pilar (anejo only) [$40.00]
  • Hacienda Vieja (B, R, A)
  • Tequila 30-30 (B, R only)

 

Tequila Joven

  • Gran Reserva de Don Alberto [Ensamble:  Blanco/Extra Anejo] (NOM 1477)

 

Tequila Infused

  • Kapena (NOM 1468)
  • Ghost Tequila (NOM 1438)

 

Tequila Liqueur

  • Dos Almas Cinnamon Reposado (35% ABV, 70 proof) (NOM 1137)

 

Tequila Packaging

  • Kapena
  • Pasote
  • Maria Bonita
  • Amorada
  • Don Pilar
  • Allaire Privee
  • Alderete
  • Titanium
  • Gran Reserva de Don Alberto
  • Mandala
  • Ayate
  • Republic Tequila (anejo only)
  • Viva 32 Tequila
  • Destinguido
  • Fuenteseca Cosecha Huerta Singular 2013
  • Don Felix

 

Mezcal Joven

  • Bruxo No. 1 (Espadin, 46% ABV, 92 proof)

 

Mezcal Joven Pechuga

  • Bruxo  No. 2 Pechuga de Maguey (80% Espadin, 20% Barril); 46% ABV, 92 proof

 

Mezcal Joven Medley

  • The Lost Explorer (Espadin & Tobala) (45% ABV, 90 proof)

 

Mezcal Packaging

  • Besado
  • The Lost Explorer

 

Agave Spirit Infused

  • Besado (No NOM; 100% de agave; infused with damiana, maca root, etc.)

 

Agave Spirit Liqueur

  • Los Osuna Reposado Vanilla Liqueur (Blue agave; 20% ABV, 40 proof)

 

Ready to Drink Margarita

  • Nightshade Experience Classic Lime (15% ABV, 30 proof)  (No NOM)
  • Nightshade Experience Hucklarita Huckleberry (15% ABV, 30 proof)  (No NOM)

 

Ready to Drink Margarita – Low Calorie 

  • Laughing Glass All Natural Margarita (12% ABV; 24 proof, NOM 1489, Leyros)
  • Laughing Glass All Natural Pomegranate Margarita (12% ABV; 24 proof, NOM 1489, Leyros)

 

Ready To Drink – Cocktails 

  • Tamarind Diablito [JLP, NOM 1416] 9% ABV, 18 proof.
  • Tequila Sunrise  [JLP, NOM 1416] 9% ABV, 18 proof.

 

Margarita Mix

  • Keith’s Nervous Breakdown

 

Margarita Mix Packaging

  • Keith’s Nervous Breakdown
  • Nightshade Experience

 

Legacy Blanco Tequila 

  • Pasote (NOM 1579)
  • Don Pilar
  • Terralta (NOM 1579)
  • Don Felix (NOM 1412)
  • G4 (NOM 1579)

 

Legacy Blanco High Proof

  • Terralta (NOM 1579) (110 proof)
  • Fuenteseca Cosecha Huerta Singular (NOM 1146) (45.7% ABV, 91.4 proof)

 

Legacy Reposado Tequila 

  • Pasote (NOM 1579)
  • Don Pilar
  • Terralta (NOM 1579)
  • Don Felix (NOM 1412)
  • G4 (NOM 1579)

 

Legacy Anejo Tequila 

  • Pasote (NOM 1579)
  • Don Pilar
  • Terralta (NOM 1579)
  • Don Felix (NOM 1412)
  • G4 (NOM 1579)

 

Legacy Extra Anejo Tequila 

  • Don Pilar
  • Terralta (NOM 1579)
  • G4 (NOM 1579)

 

Legacy Extra Anejo Tequila High Proof 

  • Terralta (NOM 1579) [Instant Legacy] (110 proof)

 

Legacy Mezcal 

  • Escorpion line (Pechuga; Tobala; Arroqueno; Barril; Barril anejo; Arroqueno Anejo)

 

Legacy Heritage – Whiskey

  • Sierra Norte Whiskey (Native Oaxacan Yellow, White, Black Corn) 45% ABV, 90 Proof (From the makers of Scorpion Mezcal.)

 

Want to be one of Tequila Aficionado’s tasters (we call them Tequila Jockeys)?

If you’re willing to work for tequila, contact TJ@tequilaaficionado.com for details on how to audition for the 2018 season.