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Casa Noble Joven Review

Casa Noble Joven   Few spirits I’ve tasted—tequila or otherwise—grabbed my attention the way Casa Noble Joven did when I tasted it at the distillery two years ago. Traveling with a press group led by the distillery’s CEO, Pepe Hermosillo, we’d consumed multiple expressions of Casa Noble while there. But this one, packing a 104 […]

Tequila Penasco Anejo by Steve Coomes

 The Ohio Valley’s schizophrenic spring weather has had an unexpectedly positive effect on my home liquor cabinet. Since it’s been too warm for the furnace and too cool for the air conditioner, the house temp has averaged about 75 degrees for two months. And one of the most notable beneficiaries is Tequila Penasco Anejo (the […]

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 […]

Demetrio Añejo Tequila Review by Steve Coomes

I like small barrels, and I cannot lie … and Demetrio’s choice of a 200 liter vessel for its añejo is just fine by me. Some reviewers I’ve read (and respect) object to tequila aged in small barrels because they say that adds too much oak flavor too soon. But as a fan of big-bodied, […]

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. […]

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