2021 Brands of Promise Awards Nominees

Here’s our final 2021 Brands of Promise Ballot. We’ve had some incredible brands on Sipping Off the Cuff, so this year’s competition is pretty tough.

Look for the winners to be announced in the January 2022 Issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine! If you aren’t subscribed, scroll down and subscribe now!

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

  • Mexicat

Agave Spirit, Raicilla, Artesanal

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

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

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

Blue Agave Spirit, Mexico

  • Dos Volcanes

Agave Spirit, Mexico, Packaging

  • Dos Volcanes
  • Mexicat

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

  • TeKiwi 100% Blue Agave Spirit

Agave Spirit, Australia, 44% ABV/88 Proof

  • Black Snake AsP Reposado

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

  • Western Reserve Distillers Blanco
  • Western Reserve Distillers Reposado

Agave Spirit, United States, Packaging

  • Western Reserve Distillers

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

  • Vinateros Blanco

Bacanora, Packaging

  • Vinateros Blanco

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

  • SotoMayor Blanco

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

  • Sotol Salvaje Blanco

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

  • Sotol Coyote con Vibora

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

  • Oro de Coyame Joven

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

  • Bruxo #4 Joven

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

  • Prolijo Tobala Blanco (Joven)

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

  • Animas Joven

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

  • Método Antiguo Joven

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

  • Prolijo Blanco (Joven)

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

  • Bruxo #5 Joven

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

  • Bruxo #3 Joven

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

  • Alipus Joven

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

  • Bruxo #1 Joven

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

  • Prolijo Madrecuixe Blanco (Joven)

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

  • Local Joven
  • Popol Vuh Mezcal Joven

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

  • Lejana y Sola Joven

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

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

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

  • Bruxo Edicion X Joven

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

  • San Cosme Joven
  • Convite Esencial
  • Maximo Twenty-First Century

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

  • Bruxo #2

Mezcal, Packaging

  • Animas

Mezcal, Value

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

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

  • SigloCero Pox

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

  • Ron Libertad Dorado
  • Ron Libertad Blanco

Non-Agave Spirit, Mexico, Sangrita

  • Sangrita Castiza

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

  • Cutwater Mango Margarita

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

  • Hecho Tequila Soda (NOM 1459)

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

  • Ranch20 Spirits Ranch Water
  • Ranch20 Spirits Classic Margarita

Ready-to-Drink, Packaging

  • Hecho Tequila Soda

Tequila, Industrial, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Dahlia Reposado Cristalino (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros)
  • Casazul Tequila (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros)
  • Prospero (NOM 1437 Casa Don Roberto)
  • Enemigo (NOM 1489 Destileria Leyros)

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

  • Pina Loca Pineapple Tequila

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)
  • 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)
  • 13 Colonias (NOM 1499)
  • La Mala plata (NOM 1460)
  • Cabal Blanco (NOM 1480)
  • 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)

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

  • Juan de Leon Blanco Rosa (NOM 1500)

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

  • CaliRosa (NOM 1459)

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

  • Masuave Blanco (NOM 1124)

Tequila, Blanco Suave, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • 818 Blanco (NOM 1137)  

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

  • Aguila Superior Tahona (NOM 1123)

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

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

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

  • Los Sundays (NOM 1438)

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

  • Salt Tequila (NOM 1558)

Tequila, Joven

  • 13 Colonias (NOM 1499)

Tequila, Reposado, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Kostiv (NOM 1500)
  • Casa Mexico (NOM 1455)
  • Mico (NOM 1107)
  • The Bad Stuff La Mala (NOM 1460)
  • Volcan de Mi Tierra (NOM 1523)
  • Azteca Azul (NOM 1456; no longer listed [see blanco; different NOM])
  • Aguamiel (NOM 1438)
  • Masuave Reposado (NOM 1124)
  • Rayador Cutwater Reposado (NOM 1110)
  • 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)
  • PaQui reposado (NOM 1545) 
  • Cabal reposado (NOM 1480)
  • Mi Tierra Reposado (NOM 1473)
  • De-Nada Reposado (NOM 1414)
  • Veneno Reposado (NOM 1443)
  • Los Sundays Reposado (NOM 1438)
  • Corrido Reposado (NOM 1499)
  • 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)

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

  • Juan de Leon Reposado (NOM 1500)

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

  • 818 Reposado (NOM 1137)

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

  • Derechito Reposado (NOM 1459)

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

  • Cayeya Single Barrel Reposado (NOM 1424)

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

  • Mijenta Reposado (NOM 1499)

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

  • Pi Tequila (NOM 1439)

Tequila, Anejo, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Kostiv (NOM 1500)
  • Casa Mexico (NOM 1455)
  • 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)
  • Mi Tierra Anejo (NOM 1473)
  • Corrido Anejo (NOM 1499)
  • El Hijo de Mis Amores (NOM 1438) 

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

  • El Sativo (NOM 1480)

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

  • Juan de Leon Anejo (NOM 1500)

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

  • CaliRosa

Tequila, Extra Anejo, 40% ABV/80 Proof

  • Pacheco 1988 (NOM 1439)

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

  • Juan de León Extra Anejo (NOM 1500)

Tequila, Packaging

  • Kah
  • Cayeya Single Barrel Reposado
  • Comisario
  • Corrido
  • 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

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

  • El Tequileno Reposado Rare (NOM 1108)

Tequila, Legacy, Packaging

  • Hotel California (NOM 1545)

Tequila, Value

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

How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

Salud!!