Partida and Brand Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout Nominated for Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2012 Wine Star Awards

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The world’s top rated Tequila eyes two prestigious distinctions: ‘Distiller of the Year’ and ‘Mixologist/ Brand Ambassador of the Year’.

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"Tequila is my passion. It's incredibly gratifying to see that our continued commitment to exceptional standards of quality and consistency have been recognized by such an industry-leading publication as the Wine Enthusiast"

Partida, the world’s finest Tequila, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Distiller of the Year’ Award along with Brand Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout for ‘Mixologist/Brand Ambassador of the Year’ by the influential wine and spirits magazine Wine Enthusiast. Every year the magazine picks the best distilleries, wineries and personalities in the wine world for its "Wine Star Awards." Wine Enthusiast and its editors came to their decision citing Partida as, “One of the only major Tequila brands still produced as an estate-grown product. Partida is an ardent proponent of Tequila education, being one of the first distilleries to hire “ambassadors” to educate bartenders and consumers.”

"Tequila is my passion. It's incredibly gratifying to see that our continued commitment to exceptional standards of quality and consistency have been recognized by such an industry-leading publication as the Wine Enthusiast," says Gary Shansby, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Partida Tequila LLC.

As the only Tequila producer nominated, Partida will compete for the ‘Distiller of the Year’ Award with Appleton Estate Rum (Jamaica), Michter’s (USA), Distilleria Bottega (Italy) and St. George Spirits (USA). Winners will be announced in New York on January 28, 2013.

Partida’s Bartender Ambassador Jacques Bezuidenhout is thrilled by his nomination. A world-renowned mixologist who has been with Partida for nearly six years, Jacques is passionate about educating both consumers and trade, and using only the freshest of ingredients. Jacques was awarded the Best American Brand Ambassador for Partida by his peers at the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail. “This is a tremendous honor,” says Jacques. “Partida is a great company, and we have a terrific team – we are all passionate about Partida’s success.”

Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988, bringing consumers vital information on the world of wine and hundreds of wine reviews in every issue. Since then, the magazine has grown to become the world’s largest and most respected periodical devoted exclusively to wine and spirits.

About Tequila Partida
Tequila Partida (http://www.partidatequila.com) is an authentic, all-natural, estate-grown ultra-premium Tequila, made from 100% blue agave in the Tequila Valley, the heart of Mexico’s historic Tequila region. From cultivation and harvest to cooking, distillation and aging, Tequila Partida maintains exceptional standards of quality and consistency. F. Paul Pacult, the leading spirits authority in America, recently rated Tequila Partida Reposado as the best tequila in the world, and one of the top five spirits in the world. Noted spirits expert Robert Plotkin calls Partida “sublime” and “one of the finest tequilas ever made.” Tequila Partida produces four distinctive Tequilas: Blanco (not aged), Reposado (aged six months), Añejo (aged 18 months) and Elegante (aged 36 — 40 months). Tequila Partida is now distributed in Australia and Mexico, as well as Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Pennsylvania,Texas, Washington, DC and Washington.

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