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Rudo anejo WINS GOLD MEDAL at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Eagle Imports Ltd, a Georgia-based importer and marketer of craft spirits, is pleased to announce that its artisanal tequila Rudo Anejo was awarded the Gold Medal at the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition in March of 2015.  

This largest, most influential international annual spirits competition in America is considered to be the rite of passage for top quality spirits with 41 of renown spirits experts serving as judges. Continuing its tradition of record-breaking entries annually, the 15th San Francisco World Spirits Competition attracted 1,580 submissions from 41 states and 66 countries.

“Tequila is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the USA and, as usual, a lot of brands were competing for recognition this year”, said Marina B. Wilson, President and Founder of Double Eagle Imports. “We are very proud and excited that our tequila Rudo has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal this season. The brand continues to receive praise from both industry experts and consumers alike, and we are looking forward to a promising future.”

This is the second Gold Medal for Rudo Anejo; the brand is a recipient of the Gold Medal from the Spirits of Mexico competition in 2013 as well as the “Best of the Best” award from the tasting competition hosted by Tequila.net – the largest online community of tequila aficionados and industry experts. The distribution footprint of tequila Rudo currently includes 15 states and consumers can find the brand in all Total Wine & More locations nationwide that carry distilled spirits.

Rudo is small-batch, super-premium artisanal tequila handcrafted from 100% Highlands Blue Agave at the family-owned and operated distillery located in Jalisco, Mexico. Time-honored, labor-intensive production techniques include slow baking of ripe agave hearts in traditional stone ovens and natural fermentation. Tequila Rudo Anejo is double distilled in small pot stills and barrel aged in American oak for 18 months. Extended maturation period results in luxuriously smooth tequila with intense and charming agave flavor.

Brand concept of tequila Rudo is based on Lucha Libre, a style of professional wrestling that originated in Mexico in the beginning of the 20th century.  Since that time, Lucha Libre has grown into a huge international phenomenon that influences modern art, music and pop culture. The live matches are selling millions of tickets, attracting viewers from all socio-economic strata. The graphic design of Rudo tequila was named among the 6 most beautiful tequila bottles by the Wine Enthusiast magazine.

About The San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Founded in 2000 by noted wine and spirits critic and competition director Anthony Dias Blue, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country.

The competition is judged by a prestigious panel of internationally recognized spirits experts comprised of noted journalists, distillers, beverage directors, mixologists, restaurateurs, master sommeliers, hoteliers, consultants and educators. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity, as it remains the nation's most respected spirits competition.

About Double Eagle Imports

Double Eagle Imports Ltd is a brand developer, importer and marketer of premium alcoholic beverages. Established in 2006, the company is now widely recognized for it’s proven ability to create, grow and develop the finest, award-winning brands that answer consumer needs for highest quality, authentic craft spirits produced by the small, independently owned distilleries.

Each of our products features unique production processes, exceptional artisanal quality, innovative packaging and original ingredients as well as a commitment to traditional techniques, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Double Eagle Imports builds its success on the strong, long-term relationships with distributor partners and producers, allowing the company to build spirits brands that enjoy both longevity and strong consumer pull.