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Outlander star Sam Heughan's Sassenach Select tequila wins gold at International Spirits Challenge 2022

The tequila, which is a limited release, has already won a Master Medal at this year's Spirits Masters.

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Now the Sassenach Select tequila, which was launched in December, has won gold at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2022.

The ISC helps to promote quality spirits across the world, and has been running for 27 years.

A panel of more than 75 independent judges sample entries from over 60 countries worldwide, and an award from them is seen as a standard for quality and excellence.

The Sassenach Select Double Wood Reposado tequila came about after Heughan took a trip to Mexico and realised that in the UK, we don't have the same appreciation of the drink as elsewhere in the world.

Speaking to Forbes at the time of launch, Heughan also commented on the similarities he found between Scotland and Mexico, making this a natural next release from the Sasseanch Spirits brand, and a follow on from the award-winning The Sassenach whisky which launched in 2020 and is now back on sale in the UK.

In late 2020 Sam Heughan joined us on our podcast Scran to chat about his whisky, as well as why he chose a blend over a single malt, how it was almost made in America and his re-discovered love of Scotland through filming Outlander.

The actor also hinted at what other drinks may be released, saying: "In the future, I think we're going to start looking at other innovative spirits, whether it's whisky or something else.

"But I think a single grain (whisky) is definitely a route we want to look at as well, because they're so good - and probably the majority of what I'm drinking right now."

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Find out more about the tequila here.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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