Alexander Perez, Founder of Tequila Aficionado, interviews Sammy Hagar in this classic Founder’s Feature from the Tequila Aficionado vault.
Sammy Hagar has since sold Cabo Wabo to Campari, but he continues to live the Cabo Wabo lifestyle that he describes in the interview.
Look for our reviews of Cabo Wabo tequilas Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Diablo coming soon to tequila Aficionado.
Cabo Wabo Blanco:
As crystal clear as the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco arouses the senses with fresh floral aromas complemented by notes of lime and mint. Handcrafted from 100-percent Weber’s Blue Agave, our blanco boasts unadulterated agave flavors and a slightly spicy character that teases the palate, and delivers a crisp, clean finish that leaves you energized and refreshed. Enjoy Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco as a chilled shot or in your favorite premium drink.
Pure, crystal-clear color
Bottled direct from distillation
Fresh, floral bouquet with spicy lime and full agave flavors
Cabo Wabo Reposado:
Recognized as one of the finest tequilas in the world, Cabo Wabo Tequila Reposado delivers a distinctive experience that even the most discerning drinkers find delightful and unique. An assertive nose of sweet lime, orange and fresh herbs excites upon pouring. Maturation in American oak casks for 4 to 6 months infuses our Reposado with a bold peppery flavor and hints of fruit that linger on the palate briefly, followed by a long, spicy finish. A truly incomparable spirit, Cabo Wabo Tequila Reposado is ideal for sipping solo or in a top-shelf margarita or other mixed drinks.
Aged in oak casks for four to six months
Rich, peppery taste with abundant fruit flavors
Cabo Wabo Anejo:
For those who appreciate the deep, robust flavor that only proper aging can bring, Cabo Wabo Tequila Añejo is truly a tequila without peer. Matured in American oak barrels for 14 months, our Añejo presents a full vanilla and caramel nose that quickly gives way to woody notes on the palate complemented by hints of honey and chocolate. A long, delicate finish – the definition of smooth – completes the experience, and it makes Cabo Wabo Tequila Añejo a drink best enjoyed on its own.
Aged in American oak barrels for 14 months
Vanilla and caramel nose with honey and chocolate flavors
During Tequila Aficionado’s restructuring in 2o13, we took a complete inventory of all the content we had created over the years and found that many historically significant items had never made it into the previous incarnations of the Tequila Aficionado website. Now, as we embark on Tequila Aficionado’s 15th year, we are expanding our content offerings with new contributors and new media as Tequila Aficionado Media.
The Best of Old and New
In keeping with our Founder’s vision of being “The most comprehensive and informative source for tequila, mezcal, and sotol on the internet and in print today”, we are keeping our feet firmly grounded in history while producing more original features, interviews, series and edutainment for Tequila Aficionados of all levels, from the inexperienced to the connoisseur. Connoisseurs will appreciate this interview with Martin Grassl while those new to tequila will appreciate this opportunity to learn more about Porfidio and its significance to the tequila and agave spirits industry.
Look for more classic, exclusive interviews like this one with Martin Grassl of Porfidio coming soon to Tequila Aficionado.
Alexander Perez, Founder of Tequila Aficionado, interviews Martin Grassl of Porfidio.
Tequila 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.
We do not purchase all the spirits we review here. Some we receive from the brand owner, some we receive from the distributor, and some we receive through PR companies. Some spirits we purchase ourselves.