LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Casa Noble, a boutique tequila distillery with one of the finest ultra-premium spirits portfolios in the world, will host the finals of its "Noble Places" Specialty Cocktail Competition at House of Blues Las Vegas on November 9, beginning at 1:30PM. Mixologists from ten cities nationwide will create Casa Noble-inspired libations and vie for top honors from a distinguished panel of judges: musician Carlos Santana, Casa Noble CEO Jose "Pepe" Hermosillo, and HOB Las Vegas GM Andrew Economon.
"It is an honor to be around people with a passion for exploration, flavor, and good taste," says Carlos Santana. "I look for people and things that complement any environment and create a synthesis that changes your molecular structure."
To qualify for the competition, mixologists were required to concoct recipes using no more than five ingredients, including a Casa Noble Anejo, Crystal, or Reposado tequila. The two drinks rated highest by the judges will be announced by Carlos Santana at 3:50PM—they then become official Casa Noble cocktails, and will be renamed "Supernatural Margarita"—after Santana's top-selling album Supernatural—and "El Beso Margarita." Prizes include a guitar signed by Carlos Santana. Following the competition, all entrants will be guests at a live performance by Carlos Santana and the Santana Band at HOB Las Vegas.
Via its website, blog and social media, Casa Noble launched the Noble Places program earlier this year to spotlight select venues in 15 cities throughout the U.S. that feature custom Casa Noble cocktails created by outstanding craft cocktail makers. Regional panels of judges picked finalists from ten of those markets to compete on November 9: Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Beach, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; San Diego, CA; and San Francisco, CA.
About Casa Noble
A renowned boutique distillery, Casa Noble represents the pride, passion, and quality commitment of more than 200 years and more than seven generations of tequila production. The Casa Noble family of Single Estate Organic tequilas -- Crystal, Reposado, and Añejo -- has a rich history that has earned them a position as one of the finest ultra premium spirits portfolios in the world. Casa Noble's handcrafted tequilas are exported to over 23 countries worldwide and are currently available in premium retail outlets, exclusive restaurants, distinguished bars and lounges and destination hotels nationwide in the U.S. The tequila is harvested, distilled and bottled on the private family estate that boasts over 6,500 acres of land and more than one million blue agave plants.
SOURCE Casa Noble