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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 […]

Number Juan Reposado Review by Steve Coomes

The first two times I tasted Number Juan Reposado, it reminded me of my 15-year-old son in the morning: something that awakens very slowly. For $49, I expected more than clean, mildly spicy tequila that was decidedly low on complexity. But time and future tastings would reveal that Number Juan was only being shy at […]

Tequila Ocho Single Estate Plata Review by Steve Coomes

Tequila Ocho Single Estate Plata 2012 By Steve Coomes   Pouring just an ounce of Tequila Ocho Single Estate Plata 2012 from the bottle sends a rush of fruit into the air. Highly aromatic, but not busily so, this plata greets the nose with aromas of papaya, banana, grapefruit and cooked agave. Swirl it to […]

Tequila Cazadores Reposado Review by Steve Coomes

  By Steve Coomes Like most, I like bargains, especially on tequila.  So I took a chance on a rebate deal recently that bundled Cazadores Tequila with one of my go-to gin brands. Priced at $23 for blanco and $26 for reposado, both were more than affordable, and with some cash back incentive, I figured […]

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 […]

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