WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
With over 50% increase in entries the IWSC's Agave Awards are showing no signs of slowing down. Agave has been following the footsteps of the gin boom and is increasingly gaining more of the limelight.
The IWSC welcomes many diverse entries of agave-based spirits into this ever-growing awards. We have two main categories, Tequila/Agave Spirits and Mezcal, and within those categories we accept entries into the below subcategories:
Within these subcategories you can define the ageing or flavour profile of your Tequila/Agave Spirits, from Anejo/Extra Aged to Blanco/Silver, to Extra Anejo (Ultra Aged), to Joven/Gold and Reposado/Aged.
Within these subcategories you can define the ageing or flavour profile of your Mezcal, from Anejo to Joven/Blanco, to Oro/Gold and Reposado.
Agave & Tonic Awards
We're looking for the world's best mezcal or tequila & tonic... Agave has been following the footsteps of the gin boom and is increasingly gaining more of the limelight. Historically associated with shots, tequila and mezcal are now much sought-after spirits, amongst bartenders and consumers, for making longer drinks. With the rise in popularity of tequila & tonic and mezcal & tonic, the Agave & Tonic Awards is one of our newer categories.
The Paloma, a refreshing cocktail that has gained much popularity in recent years. Bartenders, and consumers alike, are raving over the lightness and the lower sugar content when compared to other popular cocktails. Expanding our popular mixer awards, the Paloma category is new for 2024.
A specialist judging panel will assess how well each spirit pairs with Franklin & Sons' Tonic Water/Grapefruit Soda.
The serve will comprise one part agave to three parts tonic or grapefruit soda; no ice or garnish is used, and the drink will be tasted blind.
Entry into the Mixer add-on Awards is £139 per agave spirit.