Top 10 award-winning Tequila and mezcals

Consumer interest in agave spirits is surging thanks to the power of celebrity and at-home cocktails. We present the Tequila and mezcals that scored top medals in our latest blind tasting. The Spirits Business held its annual Tequila & Mezcal Masters last month, which was hosted in a virtual format for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition was judged over Zoom by Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business, and Eduardo Gomez, founder…

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The Low & No Masters 2021 results

The low- and no-alcohol sector is one of the drinks industry’s biggest success stories of recent years. With so many new expressions coming on the market, it was time for us to launch the first Low & No Masters. How apt that the first Masters of a new year should be an inaugural competition for The Global Spirits Masters series. The industry has been fixated on the momentum of the low‐ and no‐alcohol sector for…

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SB’s best-performing spirits companies of 2020

In 2020 we awarded more than 1,000 medals in our Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competition series. The company in each category with the highest medal tally was crowned Grand Master. Here, we celebrate the winners. The spirits industry’s commitment to quality was unwavering in 2020. The high standard the trade holds itself to was evident throughout last year’s Global Spirits Masters blind‐tasting series. The Covid‐19 pandemic meant change was inevitable, but the power of digital…

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SB’s best-tasting spirits of 2020

As 2021 starts, we look back on a year of Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competitions and highlight the expressions that really wowed our judges. Here, we celebrate the Taste Masters of 2020. Stylish packaging and sustainable endeavours get you nowhere in The Global Spirits Masters series – of course, with the exception of The Design & Packaging Masters. The focus is all on the quality of the liquid inside the bottle. It’s an important distinction…

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Top 10 award-winning spirits bottle designs

Spirits brands have gone the extra mile to create intricate and appealing designs to attract consumers’ attention. We present the bottles that scored top medals in our annual competition. The final competition of the year in The Global Spirits Masters series is The Design & Packaging Masters, which was held in London last month in line with government guidelines. The competition is sponsored by Amorim’s Top Series unit, which specialises in the design, engineering and…

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