[The spirits that traveled with us were paid sponsors of the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour and paid a nominal fee to be mentioned here and on our networks as we saw fit. Felipe’s Restaurant provided us with no payment but the food was well worth it. We were hungry.]
Our Friends at Felipe’s
The Lujano Family of Felipe’s Restaurant in Wichita and the folks from Standard Beverage joined us at Felipe’s for a grand tasting of all the brands that came with us on the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour.
It was a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!
We knew the Lujano’s were aficionados from way back, but we were completely impressed with the way the ladies and gents from Standard Beverage took their time and really appreciated the diverse and outstanding selection of tequilas, mezcals and agave spirits we brought them.
This little story with pictures & music sums it up:
When it was all said and done, Adam Clary, Standard Beverage’s Craft Spirits Specialist, wanted an introduction to each brand’s owner so he could add all of them to his portfolio (and growing territories) – including all three of the ready-to-drink JLP Craft Margaritas.
This was truly one of the high points of this year’s Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour.
We love tasting, reviewing, and writing about tequilas but it gives us such joy to make connections for brands of promise that help them to expand their market share and ultimately succeed and thrive in an industry that so often eats its young.
Congratulations to all the brands that came along!
Route 66 Tequila
888 Tres Ochos Tequila
Santo Diablo Mezcal
Tequila ArteNOM 1579
Don Amado Mezcal
Papa Bueno Tequila
One With Life Organic Tequila
JLP Craft Margaritas
Revel Agave Spirits
Los Osuna Agave Spirit
1921 Tequila La Crema
Don Pilar Tequila
PS: If any of our readers are distributors or bar/restaurant owners west of the Rocky Mountains and would like to arrange a similar tasting or tasting event on our 2017 tour, please fill out the form below: