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:: April 3, 2013

Blue Nectar® Tequila Wins Gold at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

Southfield, MI (April 3, 2013)— Blue Nectar Spirits Company recently announced its Blue Nectar® Tequila (Blue Nectar) received a Gold Medal for its silver tequila at the 13th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The annual competition was held in San Francisco, CA from March 21-24. Over the course of the weekend, a panel of esteemed judges evaluated 1,407 products from 63 countries. Blue Nectarcompeted against 65 silvers in the Tequila category and was recognized with a Gold Medal.


“We are thrilled to be recognized with this award. It took us years to craft our products and our team is committed to producing the finest tequilas in the world,” said Nikhil Bahadur, co-founder of the Blue Nectar Spirits Company. “It’s an honor to know that the highly-regarded judges of The San Francisco World Spirits Competition enjoy our tequila.”


The panel judged the over 1,400 spirits that exhibited at the competition.   Comprised of 34 of the finest spirits experts from distinguished restaurants and hotels, consultancies, large-scale purveyors and highly acclaimed industry journalists from major national media outlets, these industry leaders devoted four days to judging 85 classification categories of spirits.


“I’m flattered and humbled to be a part of a competition with some of the best palates in the world. I look forward to it all year and it is a great way for an established or unknown spirit to gain credibility in this business. The winners feel the impact of the competition results in significant ways and use the results to help build both their sales and reputations globally,” said Tony Abou-Ganim, The San Francisco World Spirits Competition’s Director of Judging.


This year’s competition yielded a record-breaking number of entries, up 17% from the 2012 competition. Held at the Hotel Nikko, this year’s event was the largest to date.

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 The San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Founded in the new millennium year of 2000 by noted wine & spirits critic and competition director Anthony Dias Blue, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country. Noted journalists, distillers, beverage directors, mixologists, restaurateurs, Master Sommeliers, hoteliers, consultants, educators comprise the august body of judges. The continued double-digit growth of entries annually points to an undeniable love affair with distillate products in the United States.

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