Cierto Tequila Awarded Eight Medals at the 2022 San Diego Intl. Wine & Spirits Challenge

The Elevated Spirits Company is pleased to announce that Cierto Tequila  was awarded an unmatched eight (8) medals at the 2022 San Diego Intl. Wine & Spirits Challenge (SDIWSC). 

The SDIWSC awarded Cierto one (1) Platinum medal, five (5) Gold medals and two (2) Silver medals – surpassing all other tequila brands. “San Diego is one of the biggest tequila markets in the world and home to some of the industry’s most respected experts. 

We take pride in this recognition of Cierto’s incredible quality from the SDIWSC, which honors the craftsmanship of our distillers and growers,” remarks Jim Ruane, Cierto Tequila’s Chief Growth Officer. With these new honors, Cierto has won five hundred fourteen (514) international medals and awards.


The San Diego Intl. Wine & Spirits Challenge, founded in 1982, is a wine and spirits competition on a mission to recognize excellence in the commercial production of adult beverages.

To ensure the best possible results, they recruit professionals from across the wine and spirits industry, including producers, sommeliers and media and marketing professionals. 

They take great pride in the skill, professionalism and integrity of their judges.

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