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Tamales, Tequila, and Casa Noble Tequila Rocks! Cocktail Competition

By Ryan Kelley | 05.09.11 A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure to serve on the judging panel for the Tequila Rocks competition at A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay, an “a-maize-ing” event benefitting the Benchmark Institute (a training and performance development organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of […]

Hecho Dares to Pair Tequila and Sushi in San Francisco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.28.11 Highly Recommended The pairing of tequila and sushi is a relatively new concept, but not without precedent. It was pioneered by establishments such as Sushi-Teq in Boston, Richard Sandoval’s Zengo chain, the New York and Las Vegas Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grills and Nick-San in Los Cabos and Mexico […]

Don Pilar Tequila Blanco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.15.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1443 – Grupo Industrial Tequilero de los Altos de Jalisco, S.A. de C.V. Agave comes from ranches owned by Jose Pilar Contreras (“Don Pilar”) near the town of San Jose de Gracia in the highlands of Jalisco. Cooked in autoclaves for 24 hours; left to cool […]

Tequila 29 Two Nine Blanco

By Ryan Kelley | 03.21.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1499 – Casa Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. in the highlands of Arandas. (This distillery is also home to Mejor Tequila, Jurado Tequila, and 3 Amigos Tequila.) ABV is 38% (76 proof) but will be sold in the U.S. at 40% (80 proof). Agave is […]

Tequila 29 Two Nine Reposado

By Ryan Kelley | 03.21.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1499 – Casa Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. in the highlands of Arandas. (This distillery is also home to Mejor Tequila, Jurado Tequila, and 3 Amigos Tequila.) ABV is 38% (76 proof) but will be sold in the U.S. at 40% (80 proof). Agave is […]