Glendora, Calif. – May 1, 2018 – Azuñia* Tequila has won multiple awards at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), led by the “Double Gold – World’s Best” designation for its estate-crafted Reposado Tequila. AzuñiaReposadois carefully made with USDA-certified organic,100-percent Weber Blue agave and rested for eight months in American Oak barrels. The Double Gold award is only presented to the few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by each member of the 48-member judging panel.
Azuñiahas won Gold for its 2-Year Black Reserve and Añejo in past SFWSCs, in addition to this year’s Reposado Double Gold. Azuñiawas also one of the very few brands in the 2018 competition to have each expression entered to earn a medal. Silver medals winners include AzuñiaBlanco, a pure, un-aged tequila that offers a clean floral nose with hints of agave and lemon, as well as Añejo, aged up to eighteen months in scraped and fired American Oak barrels for hints of vanilla and caramel, and AzuñiaBlack – a premium extra-aged, double-barreled special reserve Añejo for the tequila aficionado.
“We are thrilled to be awarded Double Gold at the world’s most respected and acclaimed spirits competition,” said Joe Giansante, Azuñia’s managing director. “The entire Azuñiateam takes immense pride in not only providing a premium tequila to our customers – but also one that is sustainably farmed, organic, and true to the heritage and traditions of the Tequila Valley region where our agave grows today. It is especially gratifying to be able to honor our partners at Rancho Miravalle in Amatitán, Mexico, where so many work tirelessly and meticulously to farm the best agave and make the best tequila in the world.”
AzuñiaReposado is exceptional for sipping or mixing in cocktails. It is the essence of an Honestly Authentic tequilacultivated from 100-percent Weber Blue Agave, roasted thirty-six hours in traditional clay hornos, fermented naturally with wild-borne yeast, twice distilled, and rested for eight months in American Oak barrels. As with all Azuñiatequilas, no additives or chemicals are added to speed up or force the tequila-making process. The light agave aroma, hints of butterscotch and wood, and slight vanilla finish make the organic Reposado stand out against its competition.
Azuñiais smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir in every sip. It is the exclusive export of Agaveros Unidos de Amatitán and its second-generation, family-owned-and-operated Rancho Miravalle estate, which has created exceptional tequila for more than 20 years. Made with 100% pure Weber Blue Agave grown in dedicated fields of the Tequila Valley in the heart of Mexico, we harvest by hand and roast the organic agave in traditional clay hornos to ensure authenticity and depth of flavor. We then finish with a natural, open-air fermentation process and bottle onsite in small batches using a consistent process to deliver field-to-bottle quality. For media-related inquiries, please contact Jenn Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-331-7914, or for more information please visit Azunia.com.
About San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered one of the most influential spirits competitions in the world. Started in 2000 with the purpose recognizing top products in the craft spirits industry, the 2018 SFWSC received 2,200 entries, the most in the competition’s history, and spirits were judged by a panel of over 45 experts in the industry, including acclaimed critics, mixologists, and restaurateurs. Find more information about SFWSC at sfspiritscomp.com. For more information about the SFWSC visit www.sfspiritscomp.com.
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