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Sipping off the Cuff: Blue Nectar Blanco

Tequila Aficionado’s Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Blue Nectar Blanco tequila.

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Monday Madness: Giddy Schoolgirls

It’s Monday Madness at Tequila Aficionado. Enjoy this silly outtake from Sipping off the Cuff.

Sipping off the Cuff(tm) began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program. Sipping off the Cuff is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like yourproduct(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping off the Cuff, please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Catch more of Tequila Aficionado’s Monday Madness outtakes on YouTube HERE.

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Sipping off the Cuff: El Arco Anejo

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss El Arco Anejo.

According to Gregory Meyer of El Arco Tequila Company:

The double oxygenation process is done post distillation by running the tequila over a stone like waterfall at 3 Mujeres (twice) right before bottling the blanco… This allows the tequila to oxygenate naturally and (open up) if you will…which we found produces a smoother tequila… There is no mechanical injection or force of Oxygen in the juice… We should probably explain that process better on our POS..everything we do at 3 Mujeres is “old process” “craft”..

This is done post distillation for all levels of tequila including all of the reposed class..

As you know we currently sell the Blanco and Anejo now in the US and will soon be bringing in our Rep and an Extra Anejo that is taking on a full 4 yr white oak barrel age and is to die for… 

It’s funny you say that it would be a great mixing tequila…you couldn’t be anymore right!… We have become a huge hit with mixologist as they love crafting cocktails with el Arco…we are very quickly becoming known as Mexico’s unofficial craft tequila and as such have been branding ourselves as such…

www.crafttequila.com

We have spread our wings to 7 states as of now and looking to turn on 3-5 more by spring of ’14

El Arco AnejoOhio

Tennessee

Indiana

Kentucky

North Dakota

Connecticut

Rhode Island

 

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Founder’s Feature: CRT Interview

alex perez, CRT, alexander perez, tequila aficionado, founder, tequilaTequila Aficionado Founder, Alex Perez’s classic interview (2010) with a member of the CRT.

The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT), A. C., is an inter professional organization comprising all actors and production staff associated with the Tequila production. The aim of the CRT is to promote the culture and quality of this beverage that has gained an important place among the national identity symbols.

 The CRT seeks Tequila prestige through research and specialized studies. Thus spreads all elements which confer value and recreate its culture.

The CRT is accredited as Verification Unit and as Certification Body before the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) to secure quality. Likewise, the CRT has been approved as such by the Standards General Direction (DGN) of the Economy Secretary (SE).

The CRT Quality Assurance System guarantees the reliability of its services. The ISO – 9002 Certification was granted to the CRT since June 1999. This international acknowledgment for the CRT involves ongoing commitment to improve its processes and consolidate a culture shift focused to quality.

The Consejo Regulador de Tequila’s mission is to Verify and Certify with ethics, honesty, transparency and impartiality the compliance of standards applicable to TEQUILA, to products containing TEQUILA and its source materials, as well as Quality Specifications and Systems, safeguarding the Designation of Origin, both in Mexico and abroad, creating trust and added value for our members, clients, collaborators, government bodies and agencies, for the benefit of the consumers.

 

 

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Sipping off the Cuff: El Arco Blanco

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss El Arco Blanco.

According to Gregory Meyer of El Arco Tequila Company:

The double oxygenation process is done post distillation by running the tequila over a stone like waterfall at 3 Mujeres (twice) right before bottling the blanco… This allows the tequila to oxygenate naturally and (open up) if you will…which we found produces a smoother tequila… There is no mechanical injection or force of Oxygen in the juice… We should probably explain that process better on our POS..everything we do at 3 Mujeres is “old process” “craft”..

This is done post distillation for all levels of tequila including all of the reposed class..

As you know we currently sell the Blanco and Anejo now in the US and will soon be bringing in our Rep and an Extra Anejo that is taking on a full 4 yr white oak barrel age and is to die for… 

It’s funny you say that it would be a great mixing tequila…you couldn’t be anymore right!… We have become a huge hit with mixologist as they love crafting cocktails with el Arco…we are very quickly becoming known as Mexico’s unofficial craft tequila and as such have been branding ourselves as such…

www.crafttequila.com

We have spread our wings to 7 states as of now and looking to turn on 3-5 more by spring of ’14

El Arco BlancoOhio

Tennessee

Indiana

Kentucky

North Dakota

Connecticut

Rhode Island

el arco tequila

 

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