Z Tequila Blanco receives Finalist status and 94 rating in the UBC Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
Austin, Texas March 21, 2012 – The Ultimate Spirits Challenge judges comprised of spirit experts from all over the world gather annually to blind taste/evaluate flights of distilled spirits by classifications within major spirits categories, employing a custom-created, multistage format. Judges record their findings on a worksheet on which they score each product on the 100-point scale.
Multiple 3-person panels of judges are formed. The products from each category that score 90 or more undergo another level of evaluation by UBC panels of experts to arrive at the best products from each greater category. Final scores are derived from the cumulative total in order to allow each product multiple chances to shine. Each category will have a coveted “Chairman’s Trophy” winner selected from the Finalists.
Z Tequila Blanco (Silver) was described as, “Very clean. Oatmeal and grass on the nose followed by a subtle earthiness. The taste profile echoes the aromas with toasted snack cracker, grass and a hint of muscat. The finish is, again, very toasty and shows a touch of the earthiness that precedes it. The USC 2013 gave it a score of 94, making it a finalist and winning the mark, “Excellent, Highly Recommended.”
Pepe Zevada, the founder and inspiration behind Z Tequila, celebrates this award saying, “It is a great pleasure to announce this recognition. Receiving the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirit Awards last year was amazing and now we have won awards from coast to coast. This is a testament to the quality of Z Tequila. I have always felt Z Tequila’s taste is among the best and people who try Z Tequila always agree that our taste is like no other. Now, we have coast-to-coast recognition we are proud to bring home to the great city of Austin where we live. ”