2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Overproof

2013 Overproof Awards

Most spirits you’ll find in the United States markets are 80 Proof (or 40% Alcohol By Volume) but some brands will create an overproof spirit that is aimed at the beverage industry and mixologists.  Two classic tequilas were in the running in the 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Overproof Awards. [Tweet “Looking for a higher ABV #tequila for mixing?  See our Overproof Award winners now!”]

Brands of Promise Winners Please Note

We do not charge an entry fee to be considered for the Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards, nor do we charge licensing fees for the winners. Winners are encouraged to download high resolution images for their awards by clicking on the thumbnails below. We encourage you to use them in your websites, brochures, social media, shelf talkers, point of sale materials, etc. Each of your reviews received a QR code that you are welcome to use as well as the QR code below which links directly to the Brands of Promise award broadcast in which you won.

Tapatio 110

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Tapatio 110 is the 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Gold Medal winner in the Overproof category.

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Itap110mported by: Marko Karakasevic Distributed by: Jeff Couch and Vaughn Halyard, the co-partners of Congenial Spirits. Carlos Camarena, the third generation master distiller of El Tesoro de Don Felipe and the equally famous and classic Tequila Tapatío was given the red carpet treatment he deserved when Tequila Tapatio finally made its way to the United States. Read the full story here. After 75 years of distilling in Arandas and sales across Mexico, the venerable Tapatio Tequila has arrived in the US. YES – it’s the same Tequila Tapatio you met & loved in Mexico! Distiller Carlos Camarena has developed cult like status with Tequila lovers with the quality and integrity of his hard to obtain Tapatio brand. It stands alone with its pure classic flavor profile of 100% Blue Agave Tequila from the highlands. Why is it so loved? Tapatio sets the bar for the old authentic flavor that is disappearing in modern Tequilas. Respected author, Robert Plotkin, of Bar Media and a respected Tequila writer, wrote: “Wow, Tapatio…I’m already salivating”. The Camarena Family distills 100% estate grown blue agaves. Many know the family distillery through El Tesoro and other custom Tequilas. Charbay’s father and son team distilled their Tequila there. That’s the friendship that brought Tapatio to America. True Tequila aficionados and star bartenders make the trek to Camarena’s La Altena Distillery in Arandas as a right of passage into the old Tequila world. Enlightened by Tapatio’s intriguing flavor profile, many tried to find a way to get it in the US. It took the friendship & trust of two distilling families to make it happen. Charbay Distillers is the exclusive USA Importer of the Tapatio brand. Suggested Retail: $34.00/ 1 Liter Bottle

Presently Available in the following states:

  • California (MK Spirits)
  • New York (Martin Scott)
  • New Jersey (Martin Scott)
  • Nevada (SWS)
  • Missouri (Vintegrity)
  • New Jersey (Martin Scott)
  • Florida (Vinecraft)
  • Texas (Virtuoso)
  • Maryland (Bacchus)
  • Wisconsin (Los Altos Agave Distributors)

Find Tapatio online: Website, Facebook, Twitter

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Cabeza is the 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Silver Medal winner in the Overproof category.


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