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Celebrating the Artisanal Essence of Mexican Spirits with Passport Destilados

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Celebrating the International Triumph of Puebla's Mezcal: A Proud Moment for Cinco Flores

We at Passport Destilados are thrilled to share some exciting news from the world of mezcal, a spirit that embodies the rich heritage and vibrant flavors of Mexico. Puebla's mezcal recently made an outstanding performance at the prestigious "México Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) 2023," bringing home a total of twelve medals. This remarkable achievement includes one Grand Gold, seven Gold, and four Silver medals, showcasing the exceptional quality of mezcal produced in Puebla.

During a press conference, Sergio Salomón Céspedes Peregrina, the state governor, and Ana Laura Altamirano, head of the Secretariat of Rural Development (SDR), announced this significant accomplishment. They highlighted that 28 mezcal labels from Puebla participated in this international contest held in Mérida, Yucatán, where they were evaluated by world-renowned specialists.

The "Arráncame la Vida" brand, particularly its "Cacaya" label, garnered the highest recognition, being rated as the best mezcal in Mexico overall. This achievement is a testament to the global standard set by the competition, known for its stringent evaluation of wines and spirits.

The Gold medal winners from Puebla included Los Fuertes Arroqueño, Los Fuertes Ensamble Reserva de la Biósfera, Joya de los Cerritos, Arráncame la Vida Espadilla, Tesoro de Atlapulco, Las Ruinas Tepestate, and La Atlixquense Espadín Madurado. The Silver medals were awarded to Huichichiqui Potatorum, 11 Latidos Papalometl, Kuini Xaa Cimarrón, and Orgullo Poblano. These brands received accolades from the state's executive for their exceptional craftsmanship.

In an effort to support local producers, the Government of Puebla sponsored the participation of these brands in the international contest. This support not only highlights the superior quality of mezcal from Puebla but also cements its reputation as one of Mexico's finest spirits.

A Word from Our Founder & CEO, Jimmie Munoz, Jr.:

"At Passport Destilados, we celebrate the traditional production techniques of these maestros mezcaleros. Their dedication is paramount in preserving the history and proud tradition of mezcal production for future generations. These artisans typically adopt more environmentally sustainable approaches, ensuring that the mezcal is responsibly harvested and sourced. This commitment safeguards not only the heritage but also the very environment that yields the wild agave plants and raw materials integral to these remarkable distillates. At Passport Destilados, we deeply care about the future of the communities that produce these spirits, as well as the natural wildlife habitats they emanate from."

We are proud to announce that our current lineup of Cinco Flores Mezcal is exclusively sourced from Puebla, aligning with these award-winning standards. As we celebrate the global recognition of Puebla's mezcal, we invite you to explore and savor the distinguished flavors of our Cinco Flores Mezcal collection. Each sip is a journey through the rich landscapes and artisanal traditions of Puebla, a region now acclaimed on the world stage for its exceptional mezcal.

Join us in raising a glass to the artistry, heritage, and sustainable future of Puebla's mezcal, a spirit that continues to captivate connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, now internationally recognized for its excellence.

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