NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A relative newcomer in the growing market for premium tequilas recently walked away with peak honors at a prestigious tasting on the 20th of March in New York City.
Mi Rancho Añejo Tequila earned the event’s highest award, a Double-Gold Medal, in competition with other elite brands. The invitation-only competition was sponsored by TheFiftyBest.com, an online guide to fine living that features unbiased ratings and reviews of wine, spirits, restaurants and food. Seventeen industry leaders served as judges in the rigorously controlled testing. Mi Rancho Añejo Tequila was named as one of the Fifty Best Añejo tequilas in the world.
Mi Rancho Tequila stood out for several reasons. The judges celebrated its smooth, balanced and distinctive taste. Several approached the organizers to learn more about it and were surprised to learn that Mi Rancho Añejo had only been released formally last fall in New York City.
An authentic, premium tequila made from 100-percent blue agave, Mi Rancho is distilled in Jalisco, Mexico. While the label is new, the techniques are part of decades-old family traditions. The result is a craft product with one of the lowest methanol contents in the industry.
Michael Dean, a resident of Kansas City, Kan. and a company principal, acknowledges a lot of help behind this success. “We have been counseled by some of the finest Tequileros in Mexico,” he noted. “And we have nearly a decade in the evolution of this tequila.”
The “company” behind this distinctive drink is actually an extended family, La Familia Dean-Lozoya. “My family is fully involved,” Dean explained. “We started on this in the summer of 2008 and through trial and error, and numerous revisions, we came up with the final product in the fall of 2015.”
Mi Rancho Tequila was also recognized at last summer’s SIP Awards as one of the Best Silver/Blanco Tequilas by Public Choice. The brand earned a Platinum Medal last summer in competition with some of the world’s largest brands at the SIP tasting event.
“After years of developing, testing and tasting, we’ve created a tequila that is perfect for all occasions,” Dean concluded. “Mi Rancho tequila is one of the absolute best because of our combination of age-old techniques and, with our efficiency, the family ensures that it’s also an outstanding value.”
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