Last Tequila Standing: Quinta de Gomez Tequila

 

About Quinta de Gomez Tequila

Some time ago the tequila in its purest form was only privilege those with access to small settlements in the valley agave, but the drink still gained in their place of origin did not have the best quality, or was guaranteed its origin and process free modifiers of growth and natural process.

So was born a few years ago the dream of making accessible the tequila at its most pure and natural to all who delight in this drink, but also offered to ensure hygiene and ease pollution-free transportation to your destination anywhere the world.

Quinta de Gomez Tequila, its founders proud of their roots, they decided to make a rewarding journey into the valley of Agave Landscape in Arenal, Jalisco, established with the porpoise to find best producer of agave to achieve the dream to elaborate the most pure and natural tequila for all who delight this drink. In establishing ecological processes of production where we can guarantee the quality and the free growth of Agave uncontaminated land, and the development of free tequila external agents or flavor modifiers; are part of the characteristics that allow us to offer an organic tequila with professional certificate of the highest quality to bring the purest flavor and artisanal tequila to consumer palates wherever you are.

Last Tequila Standing: Silvercoin Tequila Neat

 

About Silvercoin Tequila

Mexico_horseplow_field, silvercoin tequilaSince 2005, SilverCoin Tequila’s singular goal is handcrafting the highest quality, smoothest finishing tequilas in the world made with organically grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. This goal started with an idea to improve on something that already exists. As a cantina owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lee Pak noticed all tequila finished the same; with a burn. There wasn’t a 100% Blue Agave tequila that was smooth on the finish and could be enjoyed neat. He set out to make a tequila that showcased the sweet, fruity flavors and aromas of the Agave plant and was distilled using the desired middle section, or hearts, to yield a premium hand crafted tequila with a unique viscosity. And so, SilverCoin began…we embrace the traditions of Tequila and incorporate our unique style in the process.

Expert guidance and generations of experience from our master distiller, in addition to diligent efforts and undying meticulousness from our entire team, brought us our biggest accolade to date – Double Medal Gold Medal from the Internationally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014. We are pleased to announce a Silver Medal win in 2015.

What makes Silvercoin Tequila Unique?

-Organically Grown 100% single sourced Blue Weber Agave
-Longer cook time in steam ovens
-Extended fermentation
-House-produced distilled water
-Only ‘hearts’ used from both distillations
-Twice distilled to proof with minimum water added to strength
-Superior flavor and aroma with a unique viscosity
-Hand-made bottles

Where does the name Silvercoin Tequila come from?

Our super premium tequila is produced by the highly-respected Grupo Tequilera in Mexico, with the trademark Silvercoin. A ‘silver’ style margarita, also known as a ‘coin’ margarita, is made with silver tequila and Cointreau. It’s referred to by both names depending on the area, and is known differently in parts of the country. There are different styles with varying recipe proportions depending on if you like it tart, sweet or boozy. Our Silvercoin margarita recipe (based on the classic style) is prepared individually in a shaker with our silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau, served in a salt-rimmed glass.


If you’d like to find out more about our company, become a distributor of SilverCoin Tequila, or find out how your business can start carrying our flagship product please contact us.

Last Tequila Standing: Silvercoin Tequila Margarita

 

About Silvercoin Tequila

Mexico_horseplow_field, silvercoin tequilaSince 2005, SilverCoin Tequila’s singular goal is handcrafting the highest quality, smoothest finishing tequilas in the world made with organically grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. This goal started with an idea to improve on something that already exists. As a cantina owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lee Pak noticed all tequila finished the same; with a burn. There wasn’t a 100% Blue Agave tequila that was smooth on the finish and could be enjoyed neat. He set out to make a tequila that showcased the sweet, fruity flavors and aromas of the Agave plant and was distilled using the desired middle section, or hearts, to yield a premium hand crafted tequila with a unique viscosity. And so, SilverCoin began…we embrace the traditions of Tequila and incorporate our unique style in the process.

Expert guidance and generations of experience from our master distiller, in addition to diligent efforts and undying meticulousness from our entire team, brought us our biggest accolade to date – Double Medal Gold Medal from the Internationally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014. We are pleased to announce a Silver Medal win in 2015.

What makes Silvercoin Tequila Unique?

-Organically Grown 100% single sourced Blue Weber Agave
-Longer cook time in steam ovens
-Extended fermentation
-House-produced distilled water
-Only ‘hearts’ used from both distillations
-Twice distilled to proof with minimum water added to strength
-Superior flavor and aroma with a unique viscosity
-Hand-made bottles

Where does the name Silvercoin Tequila come from?

Our super premium tequila is produced by the highly-respected Grupo Tequilera in Mexico, with the trademark Silvercoin. A ‘silver’ style margarita, also known as a ‘coin’ margarita, is made with silver tequila and Cointreau. It’s referred to by both names depending on the area, and is known differently in parts of the country. There are different styles with varying recipe proportions depending on if you like it tart, sweet or boozy. Our Silvercoin margarita recipe (based on the classic style) is prepared individually in a shaker with our silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau, served in a salt-rimmed glass.


If you’d like to find out more about our company, become a distributor of SilverCoin Tequila, or find out how your business can start carrying our flagship product please contact us.

Last Tequila Standing: Silvercoin Tequila Sunset

 

About Silvercoin Tequila

Mexico_horseplow_field, silvercoin tequilaSince 2005, SilverCoin Tequila’s singular goal is handcrafting the highest quality, smoothest finishing tequilas in the world made with organically grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. This goal started with an idea to improve on something that already exists. As a cantina owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lee Pak noticed all tequila finished the same; with a burn. There wasn’t a 100% Blue Agave tequila that was smooth on the finish and could be enjoyed neat. He set out to make a tequila that showcased the sweet, fruity flavors and aromas of the Agave plant and was distilled using the desired middle section, or hearts, to yield a premium hand crafted tequila with a unique viscosity. And so, SilverCoin began…we embrace the traditions of Tequila and incorporate our unique style in the process.

Expert guidance and generations of experience from our master distiller, in addition to diligent efforts and undying meticulousness from our entire team, brought us our biggest accolade to date – Double Medal Gold Medal from the Internationally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014. We are pleased to announce a Silver Medal win in 2015.

What makes Silvercoin Tequila Unique?

-Organically Grown 100% single sourced Blue Weber Agave
-Longer cook time in steam ovens
-Extended fermentation
-House-produced distilled water
-Only ‘hearts’ used from both distillations
-Twice distilled to proof with minimum water added to strength
-Superior flavor and aroma with a unique viscosity
-Hand-made bottles

Where does the name Silvercoin Tequila come from?

Our super premium tequila is produced by the highly-respected Grupo Tequilera in Mexico, with the trademark Silvercoin. A ‘silver’ style margarita, also known as a ‘coin’ margarita, is made with silver tequila and Cointreau. It’s referred to by both names depending on the area, and is known differently in parts of the country. There are different styles with varying recipe proportions depending on if you like it tart, sweet or boozy. Our Silvercoin margarita recipe (based on the classic style) is prepared individually in a shaker with our silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau, served in a salt-rimmed glass.


If you’d like to find out more about our company, become a distributor of SilverCoin Tequila, or find out how your business can start carrying our flagship product please contact us.

Last Tequila Standing: Silvercoin Tequila

 

About Silvercoin Tequila

Mexico_horseplow_field, silvercoin tequilaSince 2005, SilverCoin Tequila’s singular goal is handcrafting the highest quality, smoothest finishing tequilas in the world made with organically grown 100% Blue Weber Agave. This goal started with an idea to improve on something that already exists. As a cantina owner in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lee Pak noticed all tequila finished the same; with a burn. There wasn’t a 100% Blue Agave tequila that was smooth on the finish and could be enjoyed neat. He set out to make a tequila that showcased the sweet, fruity flavors and aromas of the Agave plant and was distilled using the desired middle section, or hearts, to yield a premium hand crafted tequila with a unique viscosity. And so, SilverCoin began…we embrace the traditions of Tequila and incorporate our unique style in the process.

Expert guidance and generations of experience from our master distiller, in addition to diligent efforts and undying meticulousness from our entire team, brought us our biggest accolade to date – Double Medal Gold Medal from the Internationally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014. We are pleased to announce a Silver Medal win in 2015.

What makes Silvercoin Tequila Unique?

-Organically Grown 100% single sourced Blue Weber Agave
-Longer cook time in steam ovens
-Extended fermentation
-House-produced distilled water
-Only ‘hearts’ used from both distillations
-Twice distilled to proof with minimum water added to strength
-Superior flavor and aroma with a unique viscosity
-Hand-made bottles

Where does the name Silvercoin Tequila come from?

Our super premium tequila is produced by the highly-respected Grupo Tequilera in Mexico, with the trademark Silvercoin. A ‘silver’ style margarita, also known as a ‘coin’ margarita, is made with silver tequila and Cointreau. It’s referred to by both names depending on the area, and is known differently in parts of the country. There are different styles with varying recipe proportions depending on if you like it tart, sweet or boozy. Our Silvercoin margarita recipe (based on the classic style) is prepared individually in a shaker with our silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau, served in a salt-rimmed glass.


If you’d like to find out more about our company, become a distributor of SilverCoin Tequila, or find out how your business can start carrying our flagship product please contact us.

Last Tequila Standing: Tequila 101, Terroir & Aging

 

Meet Clayton Szczech, Tequila Evangelist

Equal parts scholar, evangelist, and self-described ‘booze nerd,’ Clayton is on a mission to defend the honor of Mexico’s famous libation.
– Reed Magazine, March 2011

Experience Tequila Clayton

 

Experience Tequila founder Clayton Szczech has been drawn to Mexico all his life. He made his first trip south from his native California with a backpack and a friend at the age of 17. He has been returning to travel, work, live and learn for nearly 20 years. Along the way he got a degree in sociology and worked for a decade in bilingual environments as a social worker, teacher, interpreter and entertainer.

Clayton’s relationship with tequila started like that of most people. A combination of youth, immoderation and ignorance made them enemies. Wiser with years, he was willing to give the elixir a second chance while living in Xalapa, Veracruz as an English teacher. The time was right. As a dedicated history buff, amateur anthropologist and Mexi-phile, Clayton was compelled to travel to the Tequila Valley and learn first-hand how and by whom tequila is made.

Clayton SzczechThe journey eventually led him from the volcanic valley of Tequila to the verdant Highlands, from the most highly-regarded distilleries in Mexico to backyard moonshine mills on dusty mountain roads, and beyond. Always eager to learn from others and make friends, Clayton is now well-connected in the tequila world and counts industry insiders and some of the best tequila makers in the world as personal friends and mentors.

In addition to leading tours in Jalisco, Clayton makes regular research visits to distilleries and agave plantations and studies with maestros tequileros in the private sector and at the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). A certified “Experto en Tequila,” in 2010 he became the first American guide to receive the CRT’s prestigious “Double T” certification for tequila knowledge and excellence in tequila tourism. He hosts frequent public and private tastings and provides education, professional development and consulting services to the bar and restaurant industry in the United States.

Clayton is known in the Tequila region for his enthusiasm and sense of humor, while his clients appreciate his combination of no-nonsense organizational skills and laid-back attitude.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be able to work at my dream job,” Clayton says,  “I’m teaching, traveling, interpreting, sharing a passion and yes, drinking. What’s not to love? I consider myself privileged to be able to present this extraordinary region of the world and the beverage it has given us. I sincerely hope you’ll join me.”

Find Clayton Online Here

Last Tequila Standing: Mi Casa Tequila

 

Mi Casa Tequila is special.

It truly is the spirit of our land and we’re ecstatic to introduce you to it.  Before I get into our three award winning offerings, I’d like to talk about the emerging market for boutique tequilas.

In recent years tequila has gotten big, I mean really big.  The last few years we’ve seen people being more conscious about the source of their food and beverages and we’ve also seen the re-emergence of craft cocktail culture in major cities like San Francisco, LA, New York, Chicago, Portland etc.  Bartenders are now competing in World Class Competitions and are continually looking for unique flavors to complement their alchemy.  The rarer the spirit or the more unique it’s story, the more eager they are to experiment.  For good reason too.  Bartending is more than just making drinks, it’s about showmanship.  Customers want to know about the spirits going into their cocktail, they want to appreciate it.  When a bartender says, “I used Mi Casa Tequila, farmed from a local family on their private estate in Michoacan Mexico and aged in bourbon casks from Heaven Hills in Kentucky,” it sounds far more impressive than saying, “I used _____ it’s a owned by a big distributor and we have to stock it.”

More than that though, we also live in a time when people are becoming more conscious about what they put in their bodies.  People want organic, they want free range, they want grass fed and they want to buy local.  There are so many commercially owned brands out there that people are yearning for something they can take home that is both affordable, high-end and made honestly. 

Now enter Mi Casa.

Mi Casa Tequila is crafted entirely from Blue Agave which we farm ourselves.  We don’t come from a long line of tequila producers, in fact before 2000 all that lived on that land were my grandfather’s horses and cattle.  We cleared the fields and planted each agave one at a time on a humble stretch of land and since then we’ve planted another dozen lots.  What you taste when you open a bottle of Mi Casa Tequila is quite literally the spirit of our land.

We offer our tequila in three distinct offerings.  We produce an un-aged Blanco while our Reposado and Añejo have rested to their distinguished profiles in White Oak Bourbon Casks sourced from Heaven Hills Distillery in Kentucky.  Our entire portfolio has been awarded over ten times since we’ve launched in May 2011, including the high honor of being crowned the 2012 New York Spirits Competition’s ‘Tequila Distillery of the Year’ and the ‘Gold Medal People’s Choice’ at the Monterey Tequila and Mezcal Expo 2011.

Our Blanco tequila is smooth with a hint of peppermint and dark chocolate and is our most awarded in our line up.  It is fantastic served neat or in any cocktail.  Our Reposado is aged ten months and still carries with it the spice of the agave while introducing notes of caramel and citrus.  The eldest of our bunch is our Añejo.  Our Añejo rests for up to 30 months and in that time it develops a nice viscosity and blossoms with butterscotch and floral aromas.

Last Tequila Standing: Senor Rio Tequila Margatini

 

Senor Rio was born on Cinco De Mayo 2009 in Tequila, Mexico

Handled with white gloves, this quality tequila is proudly introduced by Jalisco International Imports, Inc. Queen Creek, AZ and its owners Debbie Medina and Jonathan Gach

Senor Rio was first introduced to Arizona as it arrived on May 29, 2009 and the first establishment who ordered Senor Rio was Juan Jamie’s tacos & tequila, Chandler, AZ

The bottle designed by Jonathan Gach was made to resemble a unique crystal decanter, definitely not your typical tequila bottle. It was also designed to be bartender friendly with a long sexy neck for easy pouring. The stopper, sometimes referred to as a chess piece, is also unique with the logo lasered into the glass stopper.

The cork is not a natural cork and it will not dry out and crumble into the tequila.

The name and logo are to honor Debbie’s father who gave them the process to make this ultra-premium tequila that dates back three generations in his family.

The taste is superb and Senor Rio has received rave reviews in blind taste tests among other ultra premium tequilas and is 100% natural.

Senor Rio’s bottle design received a bronze medal in the L.A. Wine and Spirits Competition for packaging in June 2009.

Señor Rio's presentation dresses up any occasion.Senor Rio’s Blanco tequila received a bronze medal at the Spirits of Mexico Competition in September 2009.

Senor Rio’s Anejo received a bronze medal in The San Francisco World Spirits Competition in May 2010.

During the fermentation process, we keep our tanks open so that the fragrance from the mango and various citrus trees that surround the distillery seep into the tequila naturally for that hint of tropical citrus.

The Blanco is very smooth with a hint of citrus that can be recognized on the back of the tongue.

The Reposado, which is aged for 6 months, is very complex. It has a natural sweetness and a hint of smokiness to it from resting in the French white oak barrels along with a little spice which comes from the rich red volcanic soil which the agave growns in located in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

The Anejo, which is aged for 2 years, has an earthier richness from the French white oak barrels and has been referred to as “The Cognac of Tequilas”. The exquisite taste lingers on the palette for a long lasting finish.

Senor Rio tequila is only made from 100% blue weber agaves that are all estate grown to keep the quality consistent.

The agaves are harvested by hand and slow cooked in traditional stone ovens.

Senor Rio tequila is only distilled twice to keep the true tequila flavor.

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Last Tequila Standing: Senor Rio Tequila

 

 

 

Senor Rio was born on Cinco De Mayo 2009 in Tequila, Mexico

Handled with white gloves, this quality tequila is proudly introduced by Jalisco International Imports, Inc. Queen Creek, AZ and its owners Debbie Medina and Jonathan Gach

Senor Rio was first introduced to Arizona as it arrived on May 29, 2009 and the first establishment who ordered Senor Rio was Juan Jamie’s tacos & tequila, Chandler, AZ

The bottle designed by Jonathan Gach was made to resemble a unique crystal decanter, definitely not your typical tequila bottle. It was also designed to be bartender friendly with a long sexy neck for easy pouring. The stopper, sometimes referred to as a chess piece, is also unique with the logo lasered into the glass stopper.

The cork is not a natural cork and it will not dry out and crumble into the tequila.

The name and logo are to honor Debbie’s father who gave them the process to make this ultra-premium tequila that dates back three generations in his family.

The taste is superb and Senor Rio has received rave reviews in blind taste tests among other ultra premium tequilas and is 100% natural.

Senor Rio’s bottle design received a bronze medal in the L.A. Wine and Spirits Competition for packaging in June 2009.

Señor Rio's presentation dresses up any occasion.Senor Rio’s Blanco tequila received a bronze medal at the Spirits of Mexico Competition in September 2009.

Senor Rio’s Anejo received a bronze medal in The San Francisco World Spirits Competition in May 2010.

During the fermentation process, we keep our tanks open so that the fragrance from the mango and various citrus trees that surround the distillery seep into the tequila naturally for that hint of tropical citrus.

The Blanco is very smooth with a hint of citrus that can be recognized on the back of the tongue.

The Reposado, which is aged for 6 months, is very complex. It has a natural sweetness and a hint of smokiness to it from resting in the French white oak barrels along with a little spice which comes from the rich red volcanic soil which the agave growns in located in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

The Anejo, which is aged for 2 years, has an earthier richness from the French white oak barrels and has been referred to as “The Cognac of Tequilas”. The exquisite taste lingers on the palette for a long lasting finish.

Senor Rio tequila is only made from 100% blue weber agaves that are all estate grown to keep the quality consistent.

The agaves are harvested by hand and slow cooked in traditional stone ovens.

Senor Rio tequila is only distilled twice to keep the true tequila flavor.

senor riosenor rio

Last Tequila Standing: Riazul Tequila

 

 

Riazul Tequila

riazul tequila, last tequila standingIn the desert Highlands of Mexico, 250 acres of land has been handed down from generation to generation for more than 200 years. This land stood as a pivotal battlefront in the war for Mexican independence. Land where determination and pride prevailed in the struggle for freedom.

Today, this is the land of Riazul — a silky, smooth tequila made from 100% blue agave, honoring the heritage of the land and celebrating the independent spirit of its people.

Tequila’s Sipping Spirit Reclaimed

For too long, the authentic spirit of tequila was lost. Tequila became something to dispose of quickly, with a shiver and a chaser and great fanfare. No longer.

Too many things in life speed by. Good tequila — pure tequila — takes time to mature. And time to enjoy.

No shot glasses. No loud whistles. No chanting, cheering, or slamming.

Just you. Your time. Your space. Your pace. And a sip perfected over hundreds of years.

Riazul.

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