Wild Rag® Mesquite Bean VODKA Wins the GOLD
New York, NY, (July 15, 2019) – The Fifty Best has once again turned its spotlight on Domestic Vodka. The Fifty Best recently hosted an American-made craft vodka tasting, where contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Domestic Vodka” awards for 2019.
The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Wild Rag Mesquite Bean Vodka was awarded a Gold medal in New York’s 2019 "THE FIFTY BEST" DOMESTIC VODKA COMPETITION.
Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the domestic vodkas rating them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system, with 5 being the highest. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions.
The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on TheFiftyBest.com
TheFiftyBest.com is a digital guide to wines & spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, wine/spirit retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.
The Judges have spoken and here’s what they said about Wild Rag Mesquite Bean Vodka:
"Nose: Caramel, butterscotch candy, buttery, vanilla, cream, cocoa nibs, powdered sugar, cantaloupe, sweet grain, celery salt, nuts, potato skin, wet stone, savory.
Palate: Milk chocolate, butterscotch, sweet cream, sugar cane, sweet pastries, sweet corn, melon, anise, pepper, spicy, rum-like, good body, crisp, mouth filling.
Finish: Cocoa, bakery, coffee, kitchen spice, green pepper, creamy, soft, silky, smooth, deliciousness.”
Royel Aguilar, Master Distiller and Founder of South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka says, “On Wild Rag Vodka's 3rd Year Anniversary, there's a lot to celebrate this July! It is very exciting to receive this Gold Medal for my Premium WILD RAG® MESQUITE BEAN VODKA. It’s the only Vodka of its kind in the World and it’s making its mark. In addition, to this great Gold Medal honor, we were also just locally VOTED #1 Distillery by the readers of “The Bend! This really is a great honor.”
Read more: www.southtexasdistillery.com
VOTED NUMBER ONE!
On the 3rd Anniversary of Wild Rag Vodka, there's a lot to celebrate this July! The Coastal Bend has chosen Wild Rag Vodka!
Plus, here's a sneak peak of the 2019 Wild Rag Vodka Collection soon to be released.
Wild Rag Vodka on Chili Con Chili
Wild Rag Vodka on Chili Con Chili: Chef/Comedian Matt Stacey Stevens’ Social Media Chili Con Chili show is a must-watch! Matt is a great Chef currently preparing to launch his television cooking show but in the meantime, Matt shares his cooking and comedy skills on his social media platform (Facebook). Matt has different guests every Sunday evening and Royel Aguilar was the guest appearance this past Sunday. Matt prepared a delicious Wild Rag Vodka Lemon Chicken (vodka) dish and it was awesome! Tune in every Sunday at 7:00pm on Matt Stacey Steven’s Chili Con Chili. (disclaimer: pardon the wifi glitch toward the end of the show).
“Homegrown vodka brand drinking in success
Wild Rag Vodka, distilled in nearby Sandia, is putting South Texas spirits on the map. The vodka, which is made at the South Texas Distillery by Master Distiller Royel Aguilar, is gaining national fame for its smooth taste and unique ingredients.” Click here for full article.
By Meghan Donald /firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at 12:01 AM
Updated Nov 29, 2018 at 12:12 AM
South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka
Named Jim Wells County Official Distillery
November 13, 2018 - South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka
Named Jim Wells County Official Distillery. (Photo & Video Credits: Isabel Trevino)
Wild Rag Vodka on the Red Carpet in Vegas!
Pat Waters Hosted The 2018 Producers Choice Honors Awards at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas where Wild Rag Vodka was featured and served. Pat Waters performed his NEW SONG entitled "WILD RAG VODKA NIGHT" recently released and now airing on Texas radio stations.
*Wild Rag Vodka DISCLAIMS all political statements in this video*
HaciendaSouthTexas' Courtney & Emily's blog featured Wild Rag Vodka: Click here for this great post!
When a good friend told me he was investing in a local vodka distillery outside of Corpus Christi I grabbed Emily and went on a quest to check this out. Not being a vodka drinker myself I arrived with an open mind. When we pulled up to the Sandia distillery we were immediately charmed by the Tasting Room and Lupita Aguilar’s warm welcome. You see her husband Royel Aguilar has turned their property into a full-blown vodka distillery after years of nurturing his passion for cooking and a prior run at making his own wine. Wild Rag Vodka offers three flavors – regular vodka, Texas Torch (a cinnamon flavor) and mesquite bean, and they are the only vodka distiller in the world to make and offer the latter. You can purchase their vodka at local liquor stores and restaurants listed here, or better yet grab some amigos and go check out their tasting room! See their hours of operation here. This is a fun little excursion off the beaten path."
From the Magazine / 4.23.18
Written by Paula Disbrowe | Photos by Rick Cortez
"A Menu for the Centuries"
"To honor San Antonio’s tricentennial, Steve McHugh dreams up dishes inspired by the region’s earliest ingredients" (Click here for full article)
April 7, 2018: PAT WATERS - Male Country Music Performer of the Year received Official Recognition at the 2018 Producers Choice Honors in Las Vegas and Pat Waters' acceptance speech included Wild Rag Vodka! Doesn't get any better than this. Pat Waters performed at the Wild Rag Vodka Tasting Room in Sandia, Texas recently and as the true Texan that he is, he is sharing the spotlight with us. Click here for Pat Waters' speech. @patwatersmusic
South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka wins the Silver Medal in San Diego California's 2018 Distilled Spirits Competition! See it here - KRISTV with Lee Sausley.
April 1, 2018 - KRISTV - LEE SAUSLEY
ALICE ECHO NEWS - "Sandia Distillery wins 2018 distillery competition". (click here for full story).
Royel Aguilar - Master Distiller & Founder of South Texas Distillery LLC Home of Wild Rag Vodka
2018 Silver Medal Award Winner - Mesquite Bean Vodka: 2018 San Diego California's Spirit Competition.
ARTISAN SPIRITS MAGAZINE features "We Are Here: Diversity Within The Distilling Industry" by Margarett Waterbury. Click here for article
THE TEXAS BUCKET LIST
Shane McAuliffe of The Texas Bucket List featured South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag® Vodka
March, 4-7, 2017. Click here for full article: thetexasbucketlist.com
"What The COWBOYS Drink - Wild Rag® Vodka"
The Bend Magazine - Click here for story
"Sandia native opens first distillery in South Texas"
Corpus Christi Caller Times - click here for story
"Sandia's Wild Rag® Vodka to be distributed by L&F Distributers"
Alice Echo News, Alice, Texas - click here for story
"Where the Wild spirits are"
Mysoutex - click here for story
ShotsBox Promoting Wild Rag Vodka in California!