2022 Tequila Mezcal Challenge Competition Presented by Wine Country Network November 12 to 13, 2022

The 4th Annual Tequila Mezcal Challenge will take place in beautiful Denver, Colorado, amidst the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. When we launched the Tequila Mezcal Challenge, it was our goal to raise the bar for this rapidly evolving category many new brands are embarking on almost a weekly basis.

Unlike older, more famous competitions that clump products into just five or six groups, our competition committee has painstakingly created the first professional spirits competition dedicated to over 60 Tequila, Mezcal, and Agave categories spirits. Our judging team comprises some of the world’s most seasoned tequila and mezcal experts. They understand and respect the details and time that goes into the entire process.

Important Deadlines

  • Online Entries: November 5, 2022
  • Samples Delivered by: November 8, 2022
  • Bottles required: 2-750ml Or Cans required: 8-12 oz
  • Entry Fee: $450
Contrapicada de campesino cortando agave
Cabezas de agaves para hacer el tequila.
Agave pulp is crushed to produce Mezcal
Best of Show 1st Place
Proximo Spirits	
Gran Centenario	
Gran Centenario® Leyenda Extra Añejo, Jalisco
Best of Show 1st Place
Proximo Spirits Gran Centenario Gran Centenario® Leyenda Extra Añejo, Jalisco
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Best of Show- 2nd Place
Tequila Cien Rifles LLC Cien Rifles
CIEN RIFLES BLANCO ROSA
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Best of Show 3rd Place
Tequila Cien Rifles LLC Cien Rifles
CIEN RIFLES ANEJO

2021 Tequila Mezcal Winners Announced!

 

"Best of Show” 2021 Winners:

Best of Show 1st Place
Proximo Spirits Gran Centenario
Gran Centenario® Leyenda Extra Añejo, Jalisco

Best of Show- 2nd Place
Tequila Cien Rifles LLC Cien Rifles
CIEN RIFLES BLANCO ROSA

Best of Show 3rd Place
Tequila Cien Rifles LLC Cien Rifles
CIEN RIFLES ANEJO

Coming Soon!

2022 TEQUILA MEZCAL PACKAGING & DESIGN CHALLENGE

Packaging and design are critical components of sales and marketing in the beverage industry.

Our professional judging team consists of art directors and marketing mavens who will judge how your product design stands out in this crowded category.

Important Deadlines:

Online Entries: November 5, 2022

  • Entry Fee: $200
  • Bottles required:
  • Single Bottle Entry: 1-750ml
  • Bottle Series Entry: 1 of each in the series
    Or Cans required: 1-12 oz or equivalent
View of the process of mezcal distillation in Oaxaca, Mexico