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Corazón Tequila Awarded Double Gold for Expresiones Sazerac Rye Añejo at International Spirits Challenge 2020

2020-05-07 Corazon Tequila Awarded Double Gold for Expresiones Sazerac Rye Anejo at International Spirits Challenge 2020

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Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcals and Corazón Tequilas Earn Four Gold Medals

            CHICAGO, IL (May 7, 2020) – Corazón was awarded a Double Gold medal for its Expresiones del Corazón Sazerac Rye Añejo at the 25th annual International Spirits Challenge. This award is only given to brands that saw exceptional success in the blind tasting assessment.

Additionally, four of the Sazerac Company’s agave spirits were awarded Gold medals, including its three Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcals. All of these brands are produced in close partnership with Casa San Matias.

Sazerac spirits awarded Gold were

·      Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcal Ensamble No. 1

·      Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcal Espadin

·      Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcal Tobala

·      Tequila Corazón de Agave Añejo 

Silver Medals were awarded to

·      Expresiones del Corazón Artisanal Blanco

·      Expresiones del Corazón Thomas H Handy Sazerac Añejo

·      Tequila Corazón de Agave Extra Añejo 

·      Tequila Corazón de Agave Reposado

Bronze was awarded to

·      Tequila Corazón de Agave Blanco

The Tasting Awards were held over 12 days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals.  Samples were delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting.  Each judge assessed the products according to age, region and variety, which is determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman. 

This year, the International Spirits Challenge received more than 1,700 entries from nearly 70 countries around the globe.

“We are very pleased these spirits were recognized among the best internationally,” Agave Marketing Director Megan Hurtuk said. “Producing quality spirits is our top priority, so it is quite an honor that the judges assessed our spirits so highly. We owe thanks to our partners at Casa San Matias for their commitment to producing the highest quality spirits.”

Trophies for the winning spirits will be awarded at the International Spirits Challenge dinner on July 9 in London. Results from the 2019 International Spirits Challenge can be found at

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit