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Agave Spirit Awards

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The agave spirits industry is growing, rapidly, and every year there are more brands arriving to the shelves. In order to help consumers to find the tastiest products and due to the fact that there was no “A” Agave Spirits Competition that made difference between different categories or agave sorts, AliasSmith launched the Agave Spirits Award in 2014. The competition attracts the foremost experts in agave spirits to a few days long session of blind tastings. The Agave Spirits Awards is a periodic event. Next competition will be  in December 2018.

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Agave Ambassador

AliasSmith launched in 2006, in collaboration with the National Chamber of the Tequila Industry (Camara Nacional de la Industria Tequilera, CNIT) the Tequila Maestro diploma and since then have awarded the diploma to 55 professionals that have completed the training and passed the test. The diploma has been granted by the Mexican Ambassador in different events.

Tequila is Mexico’s biggest export product with denomination of origin, for which we all are proud about, but it is not the only one. Mezcal and Bacanora are other spirits made from Agave that also have a denomination of origin and there are a few other collective brands and initiatives that are emerging.

Due to this, AliasSmith has created the Agave Ambassador diploma which is awarded to experts who have pursued a deeper training covering all the spirits made from agave with appellation of origin as well as all the other Mexican spirits worth exploring.

An Agave Ambassador has studied during three months, visited at least 15 distilleries and worked in the industry.

The first Agave Ambassadors are being trained right now.

Interested in the 2018 Agave Ambassador program? 

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AliasSmith Expert Trips

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During the last 10 years, AliasSmith has organized more than 30 expert trips to Mexico for professionals. The AliasSmith Expert Trips are for professionals in the spirits industry from all over Europe that want to gain a clear insight into the Mexican spirit and gastronomical wonder.

During our trips, that last between 12 – 14 days, we visit distilleries, plantations, the best bars and restaurants and the regulatory authorities. We meet with the foremost leaders of the industry and experience the phenomenal ambiance of Mexico. The AliasSmith Expert Trips are always composed by small groups in order to arrange close meetings with the brand owners and producers. The focus is knowledge and unique experiences opening doors few people know exist. The AliasSmith Expert Trips are ambitious and we cover several regions and cities in order to learn as much as possible about the different appellations of origin. A spirits’ expert is always leading the trip and making sure everybody gets out the best of the experience.

 

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