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:: May 17, 2013

Blue Nectar® Tequila Wins Big at WSWA 70th Annual Convention & Exposition

Awarded Five Medals, including Best of Show, At Industry’s Premier Annual Event

May 17, 2013— Blue Nectar Spirits Company today announced its Blue Nectar® Tequila (Blue Nectar) was one of the top medal winners at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Tasting Competition. On Sunday, April 28th, the convention featured the Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition in partnership with The Tasting Panel Magazine. The panel was comprised of a number of highly esteemed wine and spirits experts including some of the country’s finest sommeliers, wine directors, consultants, merchants, and mixologists.


Overall, there were 58 entries in the tequila category. Blue Nectar garnered five awards: Best of Show and Double Gold for its Silver, Double Gold for its Reposado and Gold for its Special Reserve.  Blue Nectar Silver was one of only four silver tequilas to win Double Gold and the only one to be distinguished “Best of Show”.  Its Reposado was one of only two reposados awarded a Double Gold Medal and its Special Reserve was one of only eight tequilas and four reposados to win a Gold Medal.


“We are very proud of the awards our tequilas won this year and we want to thank WSWA, The Tasting Panel, and the judges for recognizing the commitment and attention to detail we give to our tequilas,” said Nikhil Bahadur, co-founder of Blue Nectar Spirits Company. “We had a very successful WSWA Convention this year and we look forward to seeing  friends new and old alike at next year’s convention,” he added.

Held at The Ritz-Carlton / J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando from April 28-30, 2013, this year’s convention turned out more than 2,300 wholesalers, suppliers, service providers and other beverage industry professionals. The event featured an impressive lineup of distinguished speakers, cutting-edge informational sessions, new product tastings and exciting competitions including the tasting competition in which Blue Nectar participated and a mixology competition. The convention brings together beverage-alcohol suppliers and distributors, industry executives, mixologists, brand ambassadors and lifestyle professionals from across the country.


About Blue Nectar Tequila

Blue Nectar Tequila is a small-batch, super-premium artisanal tequila that began with a simple, driving passion to create products with flavors uniquely their own, yet universally renowned. Using the highest-quality blue agave plants, Blue Nectar skillfully crafts and bottles its Silver, Reposado and Special Reserve in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Since its launch in October 2011, Blue Nectar has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades in both the United States and Mexico. For more information about Blue Nectar Tequila, please visit Like Blue Nectar on Facebook at and follow @TrueBlueNectar on Twitter.


About WSWA and the WSWA 70th Annual Convention & Exposition

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. (WSWA) is the national trade organization representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. It is dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of wholesale distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA includes more than 350 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Its members distribute more than 70 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States. For more information, please visit


The WSWA Annual Convention & Exposition is the trade show where distributors seek new and exciting beverage-alcohol products for U.S. consumers. For suppliers, this event offers valuable opportunities to introduce new products, and promote and grow brands, products or services in the U.S. marketplace. Visit for more information.