1800 Top Honors
Submitted by Tequila.net
April 20, 2006
1800® Tequila Takes Top Honors at Beverage Tasting Institute's International Review of Spirits
Portfolio of Super-Premium Tequilas Garner One Gold and Two Silver Medals
1800® Tequila, the world's best selling super-premium Tequila, won top honors at the Beverage Tasting Institute's International Review of Spirits. 1800® Añejo garnered the Gold Medal with the top score in its category, 95. 1800® Silver, the newest addition to the 1800® Ultimate Portfolio, won the Silver Medal in its category with a score of 88, and 1800® Reposado won a Silver Medal, with a score of 86.
We are very proud of the results of The Beverage Tasting Institute's competition, said Onute Miller, Brand Director, 1800® Tequila. When our customers make the decision to buy an 1800® Tequila product, they know they are getting a Tequila of the utmost quality. 1800® Tequila offers an Ultimate Portfolio of award-winning, 100% Agave Tequilas.
Other awards and accolades 1800® Añejo Tequila has received include a Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2004), 1st Place from the Mexican Academy of Tequila (2003), Highly Recommended Rating of four stars by The Spirits Journal (2002), and 1st Place from Zapotlanejo Region (2001). This past year, 1800® Silver was awarded a Bronze Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2004). Additionally, 1800® Reposado has been given a Bronze Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2004), a 2002 Award of Excellence from the American Tasting Institute, and a Highly Recommended Rating of four stars by The Spirits Journal (2002)
About the Beverage Tasting Institute's International Review of Spirits
The Beverage Tasting Institute's International Review of Spirits is an annual competition which judges the best of the best in the world of spirits, tasting over 300 spirits and awarding honors to those of exceptional quality. All spirit samples are tasted by category blind, neat, and at room temperature (68°) in Riedel stemware. No more than fifteen products are tasted in a two-to-three hour daily tasting session in a specially designated tasting room. The spirits are then judged on a qualitative scale by a distinguished panel of judges. The Beverage Tasting Institute uses a system based on the bands in the 100-point scale, which is widely recognized and roughly correspond to a five star style system. These bands are: 96-100 Superlative, 90-95 Exceptional, 85-89 Highly Recommended, 80-84 Recommended, less than 80 Not Recommended. 1800® Tequilas were all given at least a rating of Highly Recommended.
About 1800® Tequilas
The Ultimate Portfolio consists of 1800® Silver, 1800® Reposado and 1800® Añejo. 1800® Tequila is the number one super-premium Tequila in the United States. Crafted in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, it is the first Tequila to be aged in French and American oak barrels. 1800® Tequila is available in fine restaurants, bars and liquor stores nationwide and is distributed in the United States by SKYY Spirits, a global spirits company based in San Francisco.