Congrats to all of our 2013 Best of winners!
These 4 spirits were voted the best by our attendees, and we congratulate them on being best in show for 2013.
Be sure to vote for your favorite at the 2014 Northwest Tequila Fest! Stay tuned for details.
Best Blanco Celestial
Aroma: A very nice agave flavor up front with just a hint of cement/earth notes. Slightly oily mouth feel…very full. Well rounded as the sweet notes are complimented by a full flavor of peppery goodness. A medium-long finish with very strong earthy & peppery notes to go with the lingering agave sweetness.
Best Reposado Celestial
Aromas of mint, earth, vanilla and orange flower are complimented by the grassy sweetness of agave. Flavors of almonds and marzipan, baking spec and and a hit of smoke on the tongue, with a honeyed, medium finish.
Best Añejo Don Pilar
Don Pilar has an aroma of woody agave, notes of citrus and butter. It’s light sweet agave and mild wood on the tongue, with buttery agave and hint of roasted nuts. It has a warm mouthfeel, with medium length finish with butter and nut aftertaste.
Best Mezcal Wahaka Ensamble Mezcal Joven
This mezcal takes you on a journey from Tobala with its distinctive floral expression, into a Madre Cuishe, which is characterized by earth flavors, mineral tones and citrus complements. The noble Espadin simply serves as the mediator who allows their respective virtues to spring out in an orderly and wholesome fashion.