The rising tequila brand’s Anejo took home Best in Class
Dano’s Tequila, makers of ultra-premium, 100% agave tequilas hand crafted in a family-owned distillery that dates back to 1840, announced today that Dano’s Anejo Tequila won Best in Class at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits competition. Dano’s Reposado Tequila also won the Gold, while its Blanco Tequila and Pineapple & Jalapeno Infusion took home the Bronze medal.
The 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from March 13 through March 15. The 2020 Competition was another record-breaking year that featured almost 3,000 entries from all corners of the world.
"We’re truly honored that our tequilas have won this prestigious honor out of thousands of entries," said Chris Timmerman, co-founder and CEO of Dano’s Tequila. "We strive to make authentic, delicious and highly sippable tequilas through an age-old process, and we hope this recognition is just the start of our contributions to the spirits industry."
Dano’s is redefining what a smooth tequila really is, with a line of 100% agave tequilas that is actually sippable for both tequila aficionados and the tequila cautious. Dano’s uses highlands weber blue agave pinas, brix tested for sweetness, steamed in a 180-year-old hornos and double distilled in copper stills. The result is a great tequila that doesn’t need a celebrity endorsement.
Dano’s award-winning tequilas include:
- Best in Class: Dano’s Anejo Tequila – This tequila has a rich amber color derived from aging for between 12 and 18 months in virgin white oak barrels. Dano’s Anejo has an aroma of roasted agave with woody notes and a luxuriously rich taste of vanilla, caramel, coconut and oak. This is the cognac of tequila: for sipping only.
- Gold: Dano’s Reposado Tequila – This tequila has a light amber color from aging for nine months (more than 4 times the industry standard) in virgin white oak barrels. Its aroma is a mixture of gently toasted agave with a taste of almond and vanilla, ending with a soft oak flavor. This makes a great sipping tequila or for the very finest mixed drinks.
- Bronze: Dano’s Blanco Tequila - This tequila is crystal clear with delicate silver sparkles. The taste is sweet and crisp with hints vanilla and coconut, perfect for sipping or mixing.
- Bronze: Dano’s Pineapple & Jalapeno Infusion Tequila - Made with fresh fruit, not flavors or extracts, and our 100% agave Blanco Tequila, our Pineapple and Jalapeno Infusion is deliciously smooth! Dano’s Pineapple and Jalapeno infusion won the Gold in the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Gold in the 2018 SIP Awards International Spirits Competition and Gold in the 2019 WSWA Tasting Competition.
About Dano’s Tequila
Founded in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2018, Dano’s Tequila offers a line of ultra-premium, 100% agave tequilas, each of which are hand crafted (yes, actually by hand) in a family-owned distillery dating back to 1840 in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. As a result, each tequila is exceptionally smooth. Dano’s award-winning tequilas include its signature Pineapple Jalapeño Infusion– as well as a Blanco, Reposado and Anejo. The Dano’s difference is in its detailed process, rooted in a tradition and practice overseen by a fourth generation of family craft distillers. Its tequilas have won the Gold Medal in the 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Tasting Competition, and Double Gold and Gold medals in the 2018 SIP Awards. Dano’s Tequila is available in seven states and online at Reservebar.com. Visit danostequila.com.
Quinn Kelsey, ICR