“Finding out that our Suerte Blanco won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is like waking up and learning you won an Oscar or World Series. We are so honored to be recognized by such world renowned spirit experts and see this as another example of how people are loving the unique qualities and flavors of Suerte Tequila,” said Laurence Spiewak, co-founder of Suerte Tequila.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition is celebrating its 15th year this year and was the first comprehensive, international spirits event held in the US on an annual basis. The spirits are judged in a blind consensual procedure ensuring competitive integrity and making this annual competition the most reputable and recognized award in the spirits industry. To see the results of the competition visit http://sfspiritscomp.
Established in 2012, Suerte Tequila was created by co-founders Laurence Spiewak and Lance Sokol, along with Master Distiller Pedro Hernandez Barba of Tequilera Simbolo. Based in the highlands of Jalisco, the family-run distillery and agave plantation employs traditional methods to produce their high quality spirits. To achieve this, the Master Distiller opts for slow roasting agave in a traditional brick oven (horno), utilizing a Tahona, slow fermentation, double distillation, micron filtering, rather than charcoal filtering, and relies mostly on gravity, not pumps and motors, to move the tequila from the holding tanks through filtration to the bottling line.
One of the fastest growing tequila brands in the country, Suerte Tequila, recently announced that it has entered two major new markets, Arizona and Illinois. At the end of 2014, Suerte Tequila made the move into Oregon, Washington, Delaware, D.C. and Maryland. With the boom of craft spirits, tequila drinkers are discovering how the Tahona process creates a premium taste. The Tahona process involves a huge stone wheel that crushes the agave producing the higher quality taste.