SOURCE: Montalvo Spirits Inc.

April 24, 2014 08:49 ET

Montalvo Tequila Awarded Gold Medal at Prestigious International Spirits Competition

MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) -  Montalvo Spirits, Inc. (OTCQB: TQLA) ("Montalvo," or the "Company") is proud to announce that Montalvo Tequila was awarded a Gold Medal in the Tequila Blanco category for the 2014 Spirits of the Americas Tasting Competition, held by the IWSC Group. Montalvo Tequila also received medals in the Tequila Reposado and Tequila Anejo categories. 

"Being awarded a Gold Medal for our Plata and medals for all of our expressions is a wonderful accomplishment for Montalvo Tequila," says Montalvo's CEO Alex Viecco. "We are especially proud of our acknowledgement from such an esteemed panel of judges in a completely blind tasting," added Viecco. 

"In every competition, Tequila Montalvo's performance proves that it is a world-class ultra-premium Tequila. Tequila Montalvo entered the market in recent years and has quickly risen the ranks, consistently placing among the world's highest-rated Tequilas. For Tequila lovers, if you have not yet given Montalvo a taste, we recommend that you do so. It's hard to improve upon perfection," said Dori Bryant, Event Director for IWSC Group. 

The Spirits of the Americas Competition took place on March 31st and April 1st, 2014 with the judging panel including such influential figures as Jack Robertiello, Robert Plotkin, David Pickerell and Junior Merino. Internationally recognized industry experts, in a blind tasting, selected which brands were awarded the coveted 2014 Spirits of the Americas Medals. Brands are judged on five essential characteristics: appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouthfeel and finish. 

About IWSC Group

The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions around the globe. The IWSC Group operates five brands including The Spirits of Mexico, Whiskies of the World Expo and Artisanal Spirits Fest, The International Wine and Spirit Competition, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, What Food What Wine, and Spirits of the Americas.

About Montalvo Spirits, Inc.

Montalvo Spirits, Inc. develops, markets and distributes premium alcoholic beverages, with its initial offering being the award-winning Montalvo Tequila. The Company plans to focus on artisanal spirit brands with a tradition of excellence and quality. Additional information concerning the Company is available on the Company's website:

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