City of Industry, CA, April 24, 2015 –(PR.com)– Three expressions—the Blanco, Reposado and Añejo—from Iconic® Brands’ Sangre de Vida® were honored with Double Gold Packaging Design Awards and Silver Medals from The 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition that took place in late March.
Made in Jalisco, Mexico, Sangre de Vida’s® offerings inhabit handcrafted and hand painted skull-shaped packaging that feature unique artwork and show off the rich history of Mexico. The brand uses traditional means, such as brick ovens for roasting piñas and double-distillation in cooper pot stills, to produce this award-winning spirit. Unaged, Sangre de Vida® Blanco Tequila (ABV 40%, SRP $40) has a clean mouthfeel that delivers notes of sweet agave, minerals and chocolate to the tastebuds. The 110-proof Sangre De Vida® Reposado (ABV 55%, SRP $45) balances the warmth from the alcohol with citrus and spices of cayenne and cinnamon. Aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak, Sangre De Vida® Añejo Tequila (ABV 40%, SRP $50) provides a complex bouquet of honey, orange and clove that the palate mirrors elegantly.
“Receiving these scores at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition couldn’t be more exciting for the recently launched Sangre de Vida®,” Kim Brandi–CEO notes. “I am proud of the products—both inside and out—that we are developing at Iconic® Brands and I look forward to sharing them with retailers, bars and consumers.”
The 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the largest and most influential spirits competition in the U.S. Based on a blind, consensual procedure, judging is done by a panel of nationally recognized spirits and packaging experts—with more than 1,500 spirit entries were judged, it was the largest competition in its 15-year history.
About Iconic® Brands
Iconic® Brands, Industry, CA delivers art inside and out with its award winning Apocalypto® Tequila, Deadhead® Rum and Sangre de Vida® Tequila. Founded on a “no compromise” philosophy, Iconic’s cocktail for success is simple: Create brands deeply rooted in tradition that offer a strong message about authenticity and attention to craftsmanship. Iconic’s determination to be at the forefront of an ever-evolving liquid culture is evident in the critical acclaim and medals its brands continue to earn. Each brands’ voice can be heard loud and clear, making them franchise players behind the bar and rising stars in terms of volume growth and revenues.
Kim Brandi, CEO