By Katherine Peach
If you haven't heard of Cierto Tequila, you're going to want to pay attention. Cierto took home top prize at the World Tequila Awards in 2020 for its Reserve Collection Extra Añejo – in addition to taking top honor for its category. Forbes reports that judges called the reserve "classy and restrained" – who doesn't want that vibe from their tequila?
The Reserve Collection Extra Añejo has also won international spirit awards in New York, San Diego, and Denver. The extra-aged tequila is said to offer a balance of wood from the barrel and "spirit on the tongue," but maintains a smooth and soft texture and finish.
The tequila maker isn't lacking in acclaim. Cierto Tequila as a brand claims to have won 473 medals in just three years. Cierto now declares a total of 506 awards to date. Master distillers at the La Tequileña distillery are fourth-and-fifth-generation agaveros, or agave growers, with their families cultivating the plant since the 1800s. The distillery is located in the town of Tequila, using only Highland plants that are twice filtered and oxygenated to acquire its flavor.