Contrapicada de campesino cortando agave
Cabezas de agaves para hacer el tequila.
Agave pulp is crushed to produce Mezcal

2020 Winners Announced!

Best of Show:
Geu Beez Mezcal
Espadin-Tobala

2020 Winners Announced!

2020 Hot Tequila Brand:

Cierto Tequila

About the 2020 Competition

The 2020 Tequila Mezcal Challenge was held between October 16 to 26, 2020, virtually and safely at judges' homes across the US. Judges also participated in a zoom meeting to enable safe communications during the Pandemic. This competition is the first double-blind, professionally judged spirits competition dedicated to defining excellence in more than 60 categories of Tequila, Mezcal, and Agave spirits. The judges tasted/evaluated approximately 50 different products this year.

2020 entry volume was impacted by CoVid-19 closures and the sharp increase in consumer demand during these crazy times. Stay safe and healthy!

View of the process of mezcal distillation in Oaxaca, Mexico