2020 Brands of Promise Awards Announcement

Agave Spirit Ecuador

Chawar Miske blanco [chawarmishki] GOLD  (100% agave andino, Cayambe, Ecuador), 80 proof; 40% ABV

(“….it’s basically a distilled pulque. In Ecuador, indigenous people have a tradition of harvesting “chawarmishki” or “aguamiel” as they say in Mexico of Agave americana (Andean sub variety).

(In the Quechua language CHAWAR = RAW and Mishki = sweet. It’s the sweet raw sap of the agave. We ferment it using all natural yeasts to make “guarango” (quechua) or “pulque”. Then we double distill it. Thus CHAWAR is a “raw” agave spirit from the high andes (over 10,000 feet) harvested by Ecuador’s first indigenous women’s agave producer cooperative.”)

Agave Spirit Peru

Aqara Agave de los Andes [Plateado, Reposado]  80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD (The distillate of Agave de los Andes is produced with the varieties of Agave Americana and Agave Salmiana wild, from the Cordillera Negra.)

Anejo Tequila

Fino (NOM 1455) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Vida de Louie (NOM 1438) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Cabresto Don Silverio Reserve (NOM 1509) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Juan Lobo (NOM 1414) 80 proof; 40% ABV  BRONZE

Los Arango (NOM 1368) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Dano’s Dangerous (NOM 1507) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Penta (NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV  PLATINUM

Gran Diamante (NOM 1460) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

El Diamante del Cielo (NOM 1472) 80 proof; 40% ABV [relaunched]  SILVER

Bacanora

Blanco Artesanal (Region 2, Category 1)

Batuq Reserva de la Casa (NOM 168); 50.3% ABV, 100.6 proof.  GOLD

(Artesanal from the town of San Pedro de la Cueva.  Made from the best “capone” agaves between 10-20 years old.  Half slow cooked in mesquite fired autoclave and half pit roasted underground.  Local spring water; naturally fermented using wild yeast; double distilled using mesquite fired stainless/copper still.)

Bacanora

Blanco Artesanal (Region 1)

Mazot–(NOM 168); 45-47% ABV, 90-94 proof.    GOLD (Artesanal from the town of Bacanora.)

Bacanora

Blanco Artesanal (Region 2)

Batuq Blanco (NOM 168); 44% ABV, 88 proof.  GOLD (Artesanal from the town of San Pedro de la Cueva.)

Bacanora

Blanco Artesanal Infused

Mazot Uvalama–(NOM 168); 45% ABV, 90 proof.  (Artesanal from the town of Bacanora.)  GOLD

Mazot Anisado-Anise–(NOM 168); 42% ABV, 84 proof.  (Artesanal from the town of Bacanora.)  GOLD

Blanco Tequila

Fino (NOM 1455) 80 proof; 40% ABV   GOLD

Vida de Louie (NOM 1438) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Anger Mgmt (NOM 1468) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Veneno Tequila (NOM 1443) 80 proof; 40% ABV

PaQui Silvera (NOM 1545)  80 proof; 40% ABV

Corrido Blanco (NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV [relaunched]  HONORABLE MENTION

Toro de Lidia Blanco (NOM 1531) 80 proof; 40% ABV; Kosher

Grand Mayan Silver Triple Distilled (NOM 1173) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Cabresto Silver (NOM 1509) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Juan Lobo (NOM 1414) 80 proof; 40% ABV  BRONZE

Los Arango (NOM 1368) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Dano’s Dangerous (NOM 1507) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Gran Diamante (NOM 1460) 80 proof; 40% ABV  PLATINUM

Osadia (NOM 1438) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Califino (NOM 1468) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Vivir (NOM 1438) 80 proof; 40% ABV; Kosher

El Diamante del Cielo (NOM 1472) 80 proof; 40% ABV [relaunched]  SILVER

Blanco Suave Tequila

Adictivo Plata (NOM 1560) 80 proof; 40% ABV GOLD  [rested 3 weeks in French Oak barrels as / website.]

Extra Anejo Tequila

Veneno Tequila (NOM 1443) 80 proof; 40% ABV  HONORABLE MENTION

The Bad Stuff Reserva Especial (NOM 1460) 80 proof; 40% ABV [Kosher; Pareve]  BRONZE

Grand Mayan Ultra Aged (NOM 1173) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Cabresto Don Silverio Reserve (NOM 1509) 80 proof; 40% ABV PLATINUM

Adictivo (NOM 1560) 80 proof; 40% ABV  SILVER

Extra Añejo Cristalino Tequila

Adictivo (NOM 1560) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD [7 years in French Oak barrels]

High Proof Blanco Tequila

Tanteo Blanco (NOM 1551) 85 proof; 42.5% ABV  SILVER

Tequila Rejon (NOM 1531) 88 proof; 44% ABV  GOLD

High Proof Extra Anejo Tequila

Tequila Rejon (NOM 1531) 88 proof; 44% ABV GOLD

High Proof Reposado Tequila

Tequila Rejon (NOM 1531) 88 proof; 44% ABV GOLD

Infused Blanco Tequila < 80 Proof

21 Seeds Grapefruit Hibiscus (NOM 1438) 70 proof; 35% ABV GOLD

21 Seeds Valencia Orange (NOM 1438) 70 proof; 35% ABV GOLD

Infused Blanco Tequila 80 Proof

Encantadora(NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD  [blanco tequila infused with “salts” (calcium, magnesium and potassium) electrolytes.]

Infused Blanco Tequila (Pepper) < 80 Proof

Dano’s Dangerous Pineapple & Jalapeno (NOM 1507) 72 proof; 36% ABV   SILVER

21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeno (NOM 1438) 70 proof; 35% ABV  GOLD

Infused Blanco Tequila (Pepper) 80 Proof

Tanteo Blanco infused with Chipotle peppers (NOM 1551) 80 proof; 40% ABV GOLD

Tanteo Blanco infused with Habanero peppers (NOM 1551) 80 proof; 40%  ABV  GOLD

Tanteo Blanco infused with Jalapeno peppers (NOM 1551) 80 proof; 40% ABV GOLD

Infused Joven Cristalino Tequila

Encantadora(NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

[100% de agave blanco tequila/ultra anejo blend infused with “salts” (calcium, magnesium and potassium) electrolytes.]  Filtered through carbon to remove the color picked up from the barrel.

Infused Reposado Tequila

Kapena reposado infused with Hawaiian Chili Peppers (NOM 1468) 80 proof; 40% ABV   GOLD

Infused Joven Tequila

Encantadora(NOM 1499) 70 proof; 35% ABV  GOLD [100% de agave joven tequila infused with espresso and stevia.]

Mezcal Artesanal, Oaxaca

Brusco Mezcal Joven [Artesanal; Espadín] 45% ABV, 89 proof   GOLD

San Bartolo Joven [Artesanal; Espadín] 45% ABV, 89 proof  SILVER

Mezcal Artesanal 42% ABV Oaxaca

Rancho de la Luna Mezcal Joven [Artesanal; Espadin] 42% ABV, 84 proof  GOLD

Mezcal Artesanal Cristalino Gateway, Oaxaca

Encantadora [Artesanal; medley, Espadin/Tepextate]  GOLD  (40% ABV, 80 proof) reposado (aged 2 months), then filtered through carbon to remove the color picked up from the barrel.

Mezcal Artesanal Gateway, Oaxaca

Mezcal De Los Santos Joven [Artesanal; Espadin] (40% ABV, 80 proof)  GOLD

El De Bateo Joven [Artesanal; Espadin] (40% ABV, 80 proof)  SILVER

Mezcal Artesanal Jabali, San Carlos Yautepec, Oaxaca

Pistolero [Artesanal;  GOLD

Convallis; cinco destilaciones con fuego directo en alambique de cobre.] 46% ABV, 92 proof

Mezcal Artesanal Legacy

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal Las Milpas [Artesanal; Espadin]  GOLD (46% ABV, 92 proof)

Mezcal Artesanal Legacy Gateway, Oaxaca

Sacacuento Blanco [Artesanal, Espadin] (40% ABV, 80 proof) GOLD

Sacacuento Anejo [Artesanal, Espadin, aged 1 year; Alex P had 1.5 year aged] (40% ABV, 80 proof)  GOLD

Mezcal Artesanal Medley, Oaxaca

Xiaman Mezcal Joven [Artesanal; medley, Espadin/Tepextate, 50-50 blend] 44% ABV, 88 proof  GOLD

Mezcal Artesanal Medley 42% ABV, Oaxaca

Convite Joven [Artesanal; Ensamble:  Espadin/Madrecuixe] 42% ABV, 84 proof  GOLD

Mezcal Artesanal Pechuga, Oaxaca

La Jicarita [Artesanal; Espadin; destilado con pechuga de pavo] 48% ABV, 96 proof   GOLD

Mezcal Gateway European/Mexican Bottling, Zacatecas

La Leyenda (Los clásicos nunca mueren) [agave tequilana; Zacatecas]  GOLD

  (European/ Mexican bottling, 38% ABV, 76 proof) Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

Mezcal Packaging

Mezcal De Los Santos Joven (label)  BRONZE

Xiaman Mezcal Joven (etched bottle, leather neck, beaded stopper) PLATINUM

Encantadora (colored bottle, label)  GOLD

Brusco (tinted bottle, label)  SILVER

Convite (bottle; graphics) HONORABLE MENTION

Non-Agave Spirit, Special Entry

Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth Blended Scotch Whisky  GOLD  [Aged 8 years and finished in Ilegal Mezcal casks.] 80 proof; 40% ABV

Organic Anejo Tequila

Grand Leyenda (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Organic Blanco Tequila

Talero Organic Silver (NOM 1416) 80 proof; 40% ABV  BRONZE

Grand Leyenda Silver (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV  SILVER

Hermosa Casagave Silver (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV; Kosher  PLATINUM

El Sativo Blanco (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV; Kosher  GOLD

Organic Extra Anejo Tequila

One With Life (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV; Kosher  GOLD

Organic Reposado Tequila

Grand Leyenda (NOM 1480) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Palmilla (Sotol) Blanco Artesanal

Mazot Palmilla– 47% ABV, 84 proof. (100% Dasylirion Wheeleri in Bacanora, Sonora, Mexico.  [Outside the DO of Sotol.]  GOLD

Raicilla Artesanal

Raicilla de Una (86 proof; 43% ABV; 100 Agave Maximiliana; adobe and stone oven, double distilled)  GOLD

Reposado Tequila

Fino (NOM 1455) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Vida de Louie (NOM 1438) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Adictivo (NOM 1560) 80 proof; 40% ABV  BRONZE

Grand Mayan (NOM 1173) 80 proof; 40% ABV  SILVER

Cabresto (NOM 1509) 80 proof; 40% ABV  HONORABLE MENTION

Juan Lobo (NOM 1414) 80 proof; 40% ABV   HONORABLE MENTION

Los Arango (NOM 1368) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Dano’s Dangerous (NOM 1507) 80 proof; 40% ABV

Penta (NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV  PLATINUM

Gran Diamante (NOM 1460) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

El Diamante del Cielo (NOM 1472) 80 proof; 40% ABV [relaunched]

Reposado Cristalino Tequila

Penta Diamante (NOM 1499) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Ready to Drink Cocktail (RTD) 100% de Agave Tequila

Volley Spiked Seltzer Zesty Lime (NOM 1499) 5.25% ABV; 10.5 proof) GOLD

Volley Spiked Seltzer Sharp Grapefruit (NOM 1499) 5.25% ABV; 10.5 proof) GOLD

Volley Spiked Seltzer Tropical Mango (NOM 1499) 5.25% ABV; 10.5 proof) GOLD

Volley Spiked Seltzer Spicy Ginger (NOM 1499) 5.25% ABV; 10.5 proof) GOLD

Ready-to-Drink Cocktail (RTD) Agave Wine

FlybirdBaja Lime Margarita Wine Cocktail (15% ABV, 30 proof) [made with 100% de agave, hecho en México] (NOM 1438)  GOLD

FlybirdStrawberry Margarita Wine Cocktail (15% ABV, 30 proof) [made with 100% de agave, hecho en México] (NOM 1438) GOLD

Ready-to-Drink Cocktail (RTD) Mezcal

Elenita–Cucumber, Lime, Basil [Artesanal; 100% Espadin] (6.5% ABV, 13 proof)  GOLD

Elenita–Pineapple, Jalapeno [Artesanal; 100% Espadin] (7% ABV, 14 proof) GOLD

Ready-to-Drink Cocktail (RTD) Mixto Tequila

Ranch Rider Spirits Ranch Water (Reposado tequila 6% ABV, 12 proof)  GOLD

Ranch Rider Spirits Tequila Paloma (Reposado tequila 6% ABV, 12 proof) GOLD

Ready-to-Drink Margarita (RTD) Mixto Tequila

Golden Rule Spirits Original Margarita (27% ABV, 54 Proof, 100 ML) GOLD

Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Packaging

Ranch Rider Spirits Ranch Water (Cans, color, label) HONORABLE MENTION

Ranch Rider Spirits Tequila Paloma (Cans, color, label) HONORABLE MENTION

Golden Rule Spirits Original Margarita (Cans, color, label, box) PLATINUM

Elenita (cans, color, label)  GOLD

Flybird (labels) SILVER

Volley (cans, color, graphics)  BRONZE

Sotol Joven Artesanal 42% ABV, Coahuila

Santo Cuviso [Artesanal; Dasylirion Cedrosanum] 42% ABV, 84 proof  GOLD

Sotol Joven Artesanal 44.2% ABV

Sotol Raramuri [Artesanal; Dasylirion Wheeleri] 44.2% ABV, 88.4 proof  GOLD

Sotol Joven Artesanal 50.2% ABV

Sotol Raramuri Cristalino [Artesanal; Dasylirion Leiophyllum; triple distilled] 50.2% ABV, 100.4 proof  GOLD

Sotol Reposado Artesanal 44.1% ABV

Sotol Raramuri [Artesanal; Dasylirion Wheeleri; rested 6 months in oak barrels] 44.1% ABV, 88.2 proof  GOLD

Tequila Joven

General Gorostieta (NOM 1414) 80 proof; 40% ABV (blend of blanco and reposado)  GOLD

Anejo Tequila Legacy, 100% de agave

ArteNOM 1146 (NOM 1146) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Reposado Tequila Legacy, 100% de agave

El Tequileño Reposado (NOM 1108) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Tequila Legacy, Mixto

El Tequileño blanco (NOM 1108) [71% highland agave, 29% piloncillo] 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Tequila Legacy, 100% de agave

El Tequileño Platino (NOM 1108) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

El Tequileño Reposado Gran Reserva  [aged for a minimum of 8 months in American Oak and blended with a small amount of Añejo aged in American Oak.] (NOM 1108) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Tequila Packaging

Fino (bottle; label)

Vida de Louie (bottle; label)

General Gorostieta (box, bottle) PLATINUM

Espanita Tequila (bottle; label)

Veneno Tequila (bottle; blanco bag; box for XA) HONORABLE MENTION

PaQui Silvera (bottle, box?)

Corrido blanco (label; bottle; accessories)

The Bad Stuff (bottle; label; box)  HONORABLE MENTION

Tanteo Blanco (bottle; label)

Encantadora (bottle; label)  BRONZE

Adictivo (bottle; label)  HONORABLE MENTION

Grand Mayan (bottle; blanco, reposado, ultra añejo)  GOLD

Grand Leyenda (bottle; label) HONORABLE MENTION

Insolito (bottle)

Penta (bottle; box)  SILVER

Osadia (label)

Value Tequila

El Tequileño Reposado (NOM 1108) 80 proof; 40% ABV  GOLD

Maestra Tequilera of the Year:

Ana Maria Romeo Mena (Corrido, General Gorostieta, 2021 Volcán de Mi Tierra Reposado)

Most Improved Brand
Tanteo

Most Innovative Brand

Encantadora

Best Organic Distillery

Tequila Las Americas (NOM 1480)

Grand Leyenda

Hermosa Casagave Silver

El Sativo Blanco

One With Life

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