Austin, Texas-Based Pepe Zevada Z Tequila Adds “Platinum” to it’s list of Accolades

Z Tequila continues to prove it has award-winning quality by taking home one of the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Austin, Texas – June 5, 2014 – Z Tequila, and the man who created it, has long been captivating the Austin market with authenticity, tradition and quality. Meanwhile, the list of awards for this locally-based, value priced, 100% Agave Tequila continues to grow.

In 2012 all three Tequila marques, Blanco, Reposado and Anejo took home medals from The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where 34 judges comprised of industry professionals “blind-taste” the products. Blind tastings are essential to insure taste is the primary criteria and that no brand preference interferes with palate. The Blanco took home the highest award, the coveted Double-Gold.

Z Tequila recently learned it has been awarded another top award from SIP, the largest consumer tasting competition conspicuously absent of industry influence. The SIP Awards took place in California this May. Z Tequila won the highest award, Platinum, for both the Blanco and Reposado, while earning a gold metal for the Anejo, its most aged marque.

Participation in the SIP Awards has become synonymous with elite quality as judged by the selective tastes of the consumer. “This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition” says SIP Awards founder, Paul Hashemi. “There is no better salute to superior quality and fine spirits, than winning the consumer panel’s vote in a completely blind tasting.”

Jose “Pepe” Zevada, Z Tequila Founder and President explained, “Our goal was to create a great tasting tequila everyone will love to sip and mix! We are thrilled to be awarded such high ranking by consumers. This tells us we are doing something right.”

Glynn Bloomquist, Z Tequila ZEO adds, “ As we continue our rapid growth throughout Texas, these awards solidify the great value Z Tequila offers”.



Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition where top brands showcase their achievements. To learn more about the SIP Awards beverage competition, venue partnerships or for a complete list of 2014 winners, visit

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Kelli McLaughlin, Marketing Director is very pleased to announce that Z Blanco Tequila was awarded a Double Gold medal.

Using professional criteria, the blanco tequilas were served “blindly” to 16 members of our judging panel, and rated on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After totaling up the scores, the blanco tequilas were ranked based on the impressions of the judges, and awarded medals according to a set range of final point scores received.

The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on website:

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Austin-Based Z Tequila Takes Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Z Tequila Blanco receives highest medal at the oldest, largest, and most recognized spirits competition in the United States.

Austin, Texas, 5 April 2012 – The San Francisco World Spirits Competition announced the results from their 12th annual competition. This is the first time Z Tequila has entered this esteemed competition that attracts big and small brands alike from across the globe. Z Tequila competed with more than 1,200 other products, from 65 countries and judged by 34 of the most sophisticated palates in the industry.

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