2021 JAMES BEARD FELLOW
Our CEO, Christa Cotton, has been named a 2021 James Beard Foundation Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow. This program is run in partnership with Cornell University, an original member of the Ivy League. We're excited for the months ahead with this cohort of 21 incredible women owned businesses from across the country.
What An Honor
We are SO EXCITED to share that we’re featured in the December/January issue of Garden & Gun! You’ll find us in the drinks category of the Made In The South Awards! ✨ Thank you, Wayne Curtis & the entire G&G krewe for such a kind review.
To our restaurant & retail partners, who’ve championed El Guapo from the early days, and to our LOYAL following of home bar enthusiasts: THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We would not be here without all of you.
Please #shopsmall this holiday season... it’s more important this year than ever before. ♥️
Tory Burch Fellow
Our CEO, Christa Cotton, is a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow! In addition to mentorship spearheaded by the Foundation, Christa also received a $5,000 grant for business education. She'll be meeting Tory at the 2022 Embrace Ambition Summit this coming March in New York City.
6x Winners: Good Food Awards
As winners of four Good Food Awards, we set the bar for the highest quality bitters, syrups and mixers on the market. El Guapo products can be found behind upscale bars and restaurants across the US and abroad, as well as on store shelves at fine independent retailers and national partners like Whole Foods.
Legacy Award: Fine Spirits
Our CEO, Christa Cotton, is the recipient of the Les Dames d'Escoffier Legacy Award for Fine Spirits! She spent three weeks in Mexico travelling between Oaxaca, Mexico City and Jalisco to learn all things agave. We are grateful to Les Dames for the honor & the Julia Child Foundation for sponsoring the award. 🥂✨
Goldman Sachs 10k Alumni
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.