Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Tequila Penasco Reposado by Steve Coomes

Tequila Penasco Reposado The quality of tequila pushing into the U.S. market is so high these days that it’s hard to write a really bad review.  It’s easy to be wowed by some more than others, and some, though good, make me question the price point, but I have yet to find one I’d swear […]

Tequila Peñasco Plata Review by Steve Coomes

As an old journalist, I fancy myself a decent researcher, but gathering good intel on Tequila Peñasco is difficult. Its website is buggy and provides scant information about what appears to be a young brand. The oldest press releases there date back to 2013 and its distribution in the American market is only to seven […]

Sipping Off The Cuff™ with Piedra Azul Blanco

Piedra Azul Blanco Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Piedra Azul Blanco tequila in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off The Cuff.  This award-winning tequila blanco comes highly recommended by Tequila Aficionado’s M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez.  Salud! The 1st Episode of Sipping Off The Cuff for 2014 with @PiedraAzulTeq Click […]

De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur

Originally posted on April 11, 2013 at www.LisaPietsch.com The maple trees of the north and the agave from the south have French kissed while dancing the Salsa. When it comes to all things Canadian, I don’t mess around.  I sing the Canadian national Anthem – IN FRENCH. Je suis Quebecois! My ancestor Francois Louis Thibault […]

Demetrio Reposado Review by Steve Coomes

If fiery, edgy blancos had their own song, it might go something like this:   If I could spend time in a barrel The first thing that I’d like to do Is to soften every day Till all harshness goes away To ensure I’d be sipped slow by you         OK, sorry. […]

Demetrio Blanco Review by Steve Coomes

Growing up in Bourbon Country (I live in Louisville, Ky.), you get used to seeing squat bottles of brown Kentucky Nectar on bars and retailers’ shelves. Even the rare long-neck containers aren’t usually tall, especially compared to some tequila bottles. That marks the first reason I like the trio of Demetrio tequila expressions I acquired […]

Cuervo Cinge (Cringe) Review

I received a sample bottle of Cuervo Cinge just before the holidays.  The Cuervo marketing minions were hot to trot on this one and they wanted everyone’s reviews out before the holiday buying binge began. I gave the bottle a day to rest from its travels and then tasted some.  I wasn’t expecting something that […]

Herradura Coleccion de la Casa Review By Steve Coomes

Herradura Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado By Steve Coomes, Tequila Aficionado Contributing Writer In October, I visited Casa Herradura Tequila distillery, in Amatitan, Jalisco, Mexico, where I and five spirits writers tasted the new Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado. Aged 11 months in […]

Guest Review of Pura Vida Silver Tequila by Jerry Nettik

Jerry was the first brave soul to submit a guest review for Tequila Aficionado and earn himself a Vinturi Spirit Aerator.  We have a feeling he’ll be tasting a lot more tequilas with it once it arrives on his doorstep!  Want to submit a review of your own?  We’d love to read it!  Click here […]

The Añejo Way of Life With Señor Rio Tequila and Cigars by M.A. “Mike” Morales

I admit, I have a soft spot for Señor Rio tequila. Sure, it’s produced at the famed La Cofradía distillery (NOM 1137), where its flagship tequila, Casa Noble, grabs all the headlines these days.  And the co-founders, Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina have a great love for tequila and a great love story, too.  And, […]