City of Industry, CA, October 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- At the 2015 Glorious Spirits' Made in Mexico Awards, both the Apocalypto Blanco and Apocalypto Reposado expressions from Iconic® Brands took home Gold Medals. Occurring in San Diego, the tasting is judged by industry executives, who rate each spirit's appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouthfeel and finish. Apocalypto's awards were announced at the reception held on September 18th at Old Town Tequila Factory.
“We consider Apocalypto to be a world-class tequila,” Kim Brandi, founder and CEO of Iconic Brands notes, “so it's wonderful for the tequilas to be recognized by industry leaders as such. We are excited for the future of this brand and look forward to its growth within the marketplace.”
Apocalypto's agaves mature for an average of 15 years - far longer than the industry standard - until they reach a sugar content of over 27%. The piñas slow roast in brick ovens and ferment in a process up to five times longer than other tequilas on the market. The spirit is then filtered three times and evolves into the Apocalypto Tequila portfolio, which includes a Reposado, aged in American oak barrels for eight months and the newly launched unaged Blanco and Añejo, which is rested for 12 months.
About Iconic® Brands
Iconic® Brands, Industry, CA delivers art inside and out with its award winning APOCALYPTO® Tequila, DEADHEAD® Rum and SANGRE DE VIDA® Tequila. Founded on a “no compromise” philosophy, Iconic’s cocktail for success is simple: Create brands deeply rooted in tradition that offer a strong message about authenticity and attention to craftsmanship. Iconic’s determination to be at the forefront of an ever-evolving liquid culture is evident in the critical acclaim and medals its brands continue to earn. Each brands’ voice can be heard loud and clear, making them franchise players behind the bar and rising stars in terms of volume growth and revenues.