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Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 Results

The results of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 are out, and I must say they are a bit puzzling to me.  I am, of course focusing on the mezcal results, but click the full results if you care to review them.  http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/the-results/2012-spirits-results/#category_6

To me, the surprising result is that the top rated mezcal is Del Maguey Vida.  Now this is no doubt a fine mezcal but I am guessing that even Ron Cooper at Del Maguey would not see this as Del Maguey’s top rated mezcal.  Though I can happily sip it, there are many more that I think are better sipping mezcals, and I view this as great product with which to make mezcal cocktails.  Even though I don’t get it, congrats to Vida.

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