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Cierto Tequila Awarded Best Extra Añejo and Six Gold Medals at the San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge


Cierto Tequila, produced by The Elevated Spirits Company, has emerged as the top tequila brand at the 2023 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge (SDIWSC), securing a remarkable nine medals.

Among the accolades are six Gold medals and the esteemed title of Best Extra Añejo, outshining all other tequila brands at the competition. With this achievement, Cierto now boasts an impressive collection of 637 international medals and awards. The tequila is renowned for its authenticity, being 100% natural and free from additives, and is meticulously crafted using premium Highlands agave harvested by experienced agaveros.

The Cierto portfolio encompasses a range of expressions, including the Cierto Private Collection and Cierto Reserve Collection, each celebrated for their character, complexity, and luxuriously smooth taste.

The San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge, established in 1982, is dedicated to recognizing excellence in the production of adult beverages. The competition gathers industry professionals, such as producers, sommeliers, and media experts, to ensure the highest standards of judgment and integrity.