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Corazón Tequila Awarded Trophy for Expresiones George T. Stagg Añejo at International Spirits Challenge 2021

2021-09-15 Corazon Tequila Awarded Trophy for Expresiones George T. Stagg Añejo at International Spirits Challenge 2021

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LOUISVILLE, KY (Sep. 15, 2021) – Expresiones del Corazón George T. Stagg Añejo was awarded a Trophy at the 2021 International Spirits Challenge (ISC), a distinction given to the highest-scoring products in each category. Corazón’s ultra-premium Expresiones Collection is a unique lineup released annually in limited quantities. The Trophy-winning George T. Stagg Añejo was aged in barrels that previously held the highly-coveted Antique Collection whiskey from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

The Trophy was one of eight medals earned by Sazerac’s Corazón Tequilas, which are produced in close partnership with Casa San Matias located in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.


· Expresiones del Corazón George T. Stagg Añejo

Gold Medal:

· Expresiones del Corazón William Larue Weller Añejo

Silver Medals:

· Expresiones del Corazón Thomas H Handy Sazerac Añejo

· Expresiones del Corazón Artisanal Blanco

· Tequila Corazón de Agave Reposado

· Tequila Corazón de Agave Añejo 

· Tequila Corazón de Agave Extra Añejo 

Bronze Medals:

· Tequila Corazón de Agave Blanco

Judging panels at the 2021 ISC were made up of more than 50 experienced industry professionals. Tasting awards were given following 12 days of intense blind tastings. Products’ scores for aroma, appearance, taste and finish were combined to determine placement.

“Master Distiller Rocio Rodriguez and her team at Casa San Matias strive to craft the most exceptional tequilas in the world,” said Agave Brand Director Megan Hurtuk. “We are thrilled to see their passion and hard work rewarded with these honors for Corazón.”

Full results from the 2021 International Spirits Challenge can be found at

About Casa San Matías

With more than 130 years of experience, Casa San Matías is one of the oldest tequila distilleries in Mexico, and as a Mexican family-owned distillery, is one of the few producers that still use traditional methods to produce its tequila. Casa San Matías was the first in the tequila industry to participate in the carbon footprint program promoted by the United Nations to combat global warming and is one of only four tequila companies using a biodigester in order to operate environmentally friendly. As the first tequila company to be certified as a “Great Place to Work” and recognized as part of “Top Companies” in Mexico, Casa San Matias is also certified for its gender equality. The distillery is known for brands like Pueblo Viejo, which is one of the top leading brands in Mexico, as well as other noted brands such as Corazón Tequila, Rey Sol and San Matías Gran Reserva. For more information about Casa San Matías, please visit

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