Sipping Off The Cuff: Wahaka Mezcal Tobala Joven

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Mike & Alex taste and discuss Wahaka Mezcal Tobala Joven

Find Wahaka online here.

Wahaka Mezcal Joven Tobalá
42% ABV (84 Proof); 100% Tobalá

wahakaNo other agave offers the variety of aromas and flavors as the Tobalá — “the king of mezcales” — a wild plant that grows in the highlands, often on extremely rugged mountainsides and rocky cliffs. Not only is foraging for the Tobalá a challenge, but its smaller size means a significantly larger number of plants are needed to produce this delicious mezcal. With its instantly recognizable aroma, the Tobalá is explosive across the palate — enriched with sweet floral and herbaceous flavors — and its sensations resonate with a hint of numbness, thanks to its long finish. One kiss, and you’ll quickly understand why this small-batch spirit is so special. Because it’s so rare, mezcal lovers often keep a bottle of Tobalá tucked away for special occasions. Enjoy sparingly!

 

 

 

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Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

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Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Demetrio Tequila Anejo

Alexander Perez and M.A. “Mike” Morales taste and discuss Demetrio Tequila Anejo and explain why they nominated it as a 2014 Brands of Promise contender.

 

 

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tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Karma Tequila Anejo

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Karma Tequila Anejo.

A brilliant, gold-tinged spirit with fruity agave and exotic spice flavors, Karma Tequila Anejo goes down impossibly smooth before finishing on a rich, yet subtle end note. The deeper color and complex flavors of anejo tequilas are owing to a lengthy aging process of between 1 – 6 years. We age Karma Tequila Anejo inside American Oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels for up to 35 months, suffusing the tequila with an alluring robustness and soothing, oaky aroma. Pamper your palate with our exquisite anejo sipped neat, or over ice.

Find Karma Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Karma Tequila Reposado

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Karma Tequila Reposado.

 

 

Fragrant with the delicate aroma of vanilla and a touch of hazelnut, Karma Tequila Reposado is an amber-hued elixir boasting a sweet, perfectly-balanced caramel finish. Reposado tequilas are aged a minimum of two months but less than one year, with the longest resting tequilas having the smoothest finish. Karma Tequila Reposado is aged a full 364 days in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels, enhancing the impeccable complexity of its flavors. Relish Karma Tequila Reposado chilled on the rocks, or mixed seamlessly for a superb tequila cocktail.

Find Karma Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Karma Tequila Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Karma Tequila Blanco.

 

 

Thick and creamy with hints of vanilla and soft agave, Karma Tequila Silver is a first-class libation that entices tequila enthusiasts with a lush finish. “Silver” tequila is clear, being either unaged or rested in oak barrels for no longer than two months. Bottled immediately after distillation, our silver tequila preserves the truest bouquet and agave flavors. Crisp, sweet, and elegant, Karma Tequila Silver can be enjoyed alone, or in a signature tequila cocktail like the classic margarita.

Find Karma Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Gaviota Tequila Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Gaviota Tequila Blanco.

Find Gaviota Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Briscas Mezcal Anejo

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Anejo and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

2014-08-11 15.09.09Briscas Añejo is our most refined mezcal.  Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Añejo contains a dark amber color appearance, aged to perfection for twelve months in oak barrels. It is produced in limited production.

Taste-  Smoky, dry with a note of edgy spice. Astonishing and complex, yet smooth appreciation that ranks among the finest distilled spirits in the world.

 

Find Briscas Mezcal Online & Facebook

Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseJoin Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Briscas Mezcal Reposado

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Reposado and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

briscas mezcalBriscas Reposado– is an exquisite mezcal that is matured in oak barrels for two months.  Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Reposado has a slight amber color in appearance that is created from a perfect blend of agave and oak.

Taste Amazingly complex smoky, spicy savor.  At 96 proof, astonishingly smooth, sensuous, and full-bodied that lingers with a delicate warming sensation.

Find Briscas Mezcal Online & Facebook

 

Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping off the Cuff: Briscas Mezcal Blanco

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Blanco and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

 

briscas mezcalBriscas Blanco All superb mezcal starts with the best Silver or Blanco and ours is called Briscas Blanco. Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Blanco is clear in appearance and is the fresh distilled bottled without aging.

Taste- dry, with a very light smoky state that emerges and disappears.  At 96 proof, it is consistently smooth with a lingering heat.  It is perfect for a cocktail for a unique twist.

 

Find Briscas Mezcal Online & Facebook

 

 

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Tequila Nom List Now Available (2March2015)

Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards Show

hangouts2Don’t miss the Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards show broadcast on Saturday, March 28th, at 5pm Pacific.  Simply click here to watch the live broadcast on Google!

 

espolonTequila Nom List

We’d like to extend a special thanks to Rick Thibault-Levy for working on our Nom List.  Thanks, Rick!

As previously, our tequila nom list contains the names and information of current brands and tequila distilleries as well as those that have previously appeared on NOM lists but have since been dropped by the CRT.

 

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You’ll also find links (in bold red lettering) to all of our reviews and articles on tequilas within the nom list, whether you use the PDF of XLS version.

Please understand that this list is not a comprehensive list of every tequila brand ever made. We make every effort to be sure it is as accurate as possible from the time we at Tequila Aficionado Media began publishing our lists in 2013.

Click to download the format of your choice:

2 March 2015 Nom List in XLS

2 March 2015 Nom List in PDF

About Our NOM List of Tequilas & Distilleries

 

hangouts1Click on any RED link within the tequila nom list to see the Tequila Aficionado articles and reviews on that brand or distillery.*Color Coding*

Brands highlighted in Green are recent additions (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for first shown date)
Brands highlighted in Red did not appear on the current list (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for last shown date)
Brands highlighted in Blue are suspected of using a diffusor in production.