Polished Palate Presents Spirits of Mexico
2011 Best Of Awards

5th ANNUAL SPIRITS OF MEXICO TASTING COMPETITION

Monday and Tuesday, September 12 & 13 2011

Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town San Diego
(Judging panel by invitation only; not a public event)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEDAL WINNERS FROM THE 2010 TASTING COMPETITION

During this blind competition, industry executives rate each entry on 5 essential characteristics: Appearance, Aromatics, Flavor, Mouthfeel and Finish. Each of these subsets have varying ultimate scores, with Aromatics and Flavor scoring the highest possible points. Scores are then tablulated by Jack Robertiello and Robert Plotkin, Competition co-Hosts.

Last year, 16 judges rated a record 153 entries.

BEST OF SHOW 2010

In 4 years of the competition, this honor has only been awarded one other time. All judges must independently score a brand above a specific high point level for this award to be given.

The 2010 Best of Show is

Chinaco Reposado Tequila

BEST OF CATEGORY

Best of Category winners are not always awarded. The following were so designated in 2010:

From a field of 48 entries,
Best of Category Blanco

Regional Tequila

From a field of 44 entries,
Best of Category Reposado

Chinaco Tequila

From a field of 37 entries,
Best of Category Anejo

Kah ‘Day of the Dead’ Tequila

From a field of 6 entries,
Best of Category Extra Anejo

Abandonado Tequila

From a field of 8 entries,
Best of Category Liqueur

Casa 1921 Tequila Cream
(Third consecutive year)

2010 FULL RESULTS

2010 Tasting Competition Photos & Judges

WHAT BRANDS WILL WIN THESE COVETED AWARDS IN 2011?

It’s up to the judges, including one lucky consumer to

Win a Seat on the 2011 Panel

Competition co-Hosts and Judges are Jack Robertiello of Drinks Ink and Robert Plotkin of Bar Media. This year is the 5th consecutive year that both are co-Hosting the Competition

Judges

Brands wishing to place entries into the Competition, please email info@polishedpalate.com for information

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Charity

Sky Ranch Foundation