2018 has been a banner year for Borderz Importz LLC. This year we were named the Official Tequila of the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration, and most recently we won awards for every single tequila on our roster including a Double Gold medal for our El Nacimiento Blanco.

Every month has seen a number of tasting events and launch parties at many local liquor stores and restaurants around the Chicagoland area, including Binny’s Beverage Depot. To be able to say that we are located at Binny’s is a huge step in solidifying our presence in Illinois. Each event has had its own highlight, and we cannot thank the proprietors of these establishments enough for their enthusiasm and generosity. At one event, our shot girls were even given a complimentary sunset skydiving experience after sampling our tequila!

On May 4th, we were honored with an amazing event at Mi Tierra where we unveiled our commemorative Illinois-shaped bottle filled with our special Extra Anejo Tequila, aged for seven years in American oak barrels. To commemorate the occasion of the state of Illinois turning 200 years old, we were proud to produce no more than 2000 of these hand-numbered bottles. The evening concluded with an appearance from Governor Rauner who uncorked bottle #1, which was then poured for everyone on stage and presented in a toast to the state, to the efforts of the Latin community, and to El Nacimiento.

Those also in attendance also included Senator Sandoval, Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti, Dan Benson and Ed Callison of Breakthru Beverage, as well as the owners of the El Nacimiento Ranch and Distillery.

Everyone in the company has had a bit of a bias from the beginning of our company, but on August 25th, our bias became completely justified. Several months earlier, we sent down a few bottles to be included in the San Diego International Spirits Competition. El Nacimiento and El Chiwahwah were blind tasted by a panel of twelve judges who have all had years of experience in the world of spirits. Over 70 tequilas entered the competition, and in the end, every single one of our tequilas placed. In the Premium Category, El Chiwahwah took home a Bronze Medal. In the Ultra-Premium Category, El Nacimiento Blanco took home top honors, a Double Gold Medal, giving us the ability to legitimately say that we have one of the best Blanco Tequilas available in the market today. Furthermore, El Nacimiento Anejo took home a Silver medal, and El Nacimiento Reposado took home a Bronze.

It has been a privilege to be involved with such a fantastic product, and we at Borderz Importz LLC will continue to push for excellence in the months to come.


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