The Ultimate Spirits "not like any other competition and doesn’t want to be" Challenge have released their results for 2014. We've taken the time to go through them and separate the wheat from the chaff to bring you the only results that matter. Tequila! No doubt in a few days we'll be hearing from certain brands regarding their success, and as always we'll be more than happy to put their success in to the spotlight in more detail, but for now here's a breakdown of the winners.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge’s methodology raises the standard for competitive beverage evaluation by instituting more rigorous judging. Each product is reviewed under ideal tasting conditions over a period of time that allows the product to express its best characteristics. Each product is evaluated blind by panels in multi-stages assessments to remove any inherent or individual bias.
Full results in the main article.
2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman's Trophy WinnersBlanco: Siete Leguas Blanco (95 points)Reposado: Blue Nectar Reposado (94 points)Añejo: Siete Leguas Añejo (95 points)Extra Añejo: Herradura Seleccion Suprema Extra Añejo (94 points)
Finalists Blanco (100% Agave) CategoryEl Tesoro Platinum Plata (94 points)Casamigos Blanco (93 points)Cruz del Sol Silver (93 points)Olmeca Altos Plata (93 points)Sauza 901 Blanco (92 points)Tequila Cabeza Blanco (92 points)
Finalists Reposado (100% Agave) CategoryAmbhar Reposado (92 points)Espolon Reposado (92 points)KAH Reposado (92 points)Olmeca Altos Reposado (92 points)Casamigos Reposado (91 points)El Tesoro Reposado (91 points)Siete Leguas Reposado (91 points)Tres Agaves Reposado (90 points)
Finalists Añejo (100% Agave) CategoryEl Tesoro Añejo (94 points)KAH Añejo (93 points)el Jimador Añejo (91 points)Tres Agaves Añejo (90 points)
Finalists Extra Añejo (100% Agave) CategoryNo finalists this year
For a full list of all the results, including other spirits, be sure to check out the Ultimate Spirits Challenge website results page. Curious who was triumphant last year, then check out the results from 2013.