The Tequila & Mezcal Masters 2019 results


The Spirits Business invited two panels of experienced judges to Café Pacifico in London to subject a selection of Tequilas and mezcals representing the breadth of the category to a rigorous blind­-taste test.

To kick off the competition, we assessed a flight of super­-premium blanco Tequilas made using 100% agave. Here, we awarded the competition’s highest accolade – a Master medal – to Olmeca Altos Plata, which impressed the panel with its ripe and zesty flavour of orchard fruits balanced with hot pepper.
Judges also enjoyed the expression’s smooth and long­-lasting finish. Success in the round didn’t stop there: “easy-­to-­drink” Sierra Tequila Antiguo Plata and “earthy” Casa Noble Crystal secured Gold medals. Londoño said of the latter Tequila: “The flavour transports you to an agave field. It has a great minerality.” Two Silvers were awarded to Código 1530 Blanco and Tequila Mi Campo Blanco in the round.

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