Montalvo Tequila Awarded Two Gold Medals in 2013 Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition

MOORPARK, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Montalvo Spirits, Inc., (OTCQB:TQLA) (“Montalvo” or, the “Company”) is proud to announce that Montalvo Tequila was awarded Gold Medals in the Reposado Tequila and Anejo Tequila categories for the 10th Annual Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition, held by the IWSC Group.

“Being awarded Gold Medals for both our Reposado and Anejo is a wonderful accomplishment for Montalvo Tequila,” says Montalvo’s CEO Alex Viecco. “We are especially proud of our acknowledgement from such an esteemed panel of judges in a completely blind tasting,” added Viecco.

The Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition took place on September 15th and 16th. Internationally recognized industry experts, in a blind tasting, selected which brands were awarded the coveted 2013 Spirits of Mexico Medals. Brands are judged on five essential characteristics: appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouthfeel and finish. Each of these subsets has varying ultimate scores, with aromatics and flavor scoring the highest possible points.

About IWSC Group and Spirits of Mexico Festival

The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions around the globe. The IWSC Group operates five brands including The Spirits of Mexico, Whiskies of the World Expo and Artisanal Spirits Fest, The International Wine and Spirit Competition, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, What Food What Wine and, launching in 2013 in Miami, Spirits of the Americas.

The 10th Annual Spirits of Mexico Festival, held September 17th to 21st in San Diego, CA, is the premier tasting event platform in North America for agave-based and other spirits produced in Mexico. Events showcase a variety of expressions of tequila, sotol, mezcal, bacanora, liqueurs, raicilla, wine and other spirits.

About Montalvo Spirits, Inc.

Montalvo Spirits, Inc. develops, markets and distributes premium alcoholic beverages, with its initial offering being the award-winning Montalvo Tequila. The Company plans to focus on artisanal spirit brands with a tradition of excellence and quality. Additional information concerning the Company is available on the Company’s website: