Sipping off the Cuff: Ixa Organic Silver Tequila

Alexander Perez and Mike Morales taste and review Ixa Organic Silver Tequila. Ixa Tequila The ancient Maya believed in magic water and so do we. We make IXÁ with fully matured agave plants and traditional techniques which are becoming increasingly rare — like slow, clay oven steaming, and fermenting & distilling with agave fibers. All this to … Read more

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

The Top 20 Craft Tequilas You’ve Overlooked

In early August of 2016, I received an email from USA Today asking me to weigh in on their craft spirits-themed Readers’ Choice contests, and in our case (at press time), the soon-to-be-launched craft tequilas list. I’ll be honest, I dread these lists.  What’s worse is, I dread being asked to participate in compiling them. Let … Read more

Thank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

[Long before the general public does, Tequila Aficionado Media often gets tipped off about new agave spirits brands that will be entering the market.  One such tip was for Gracías A Dios (GAD) mezcal.  We had no idea that we would bump into them during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in mid- January, 2015.  Of course, we … Read more

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba … Read more

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more

Germán González–Tequila From The Heart

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[In early November of 2014, San Antonio resident and neighbor, Germán González, joined us at our home office.  That evening, he brought his full array of Tequila Uno (T1)–Ultra Fino, Selecto, Excepcional, Tequila Estelar, along with the much acclaimed ultra-aged Tears of Llorona.  In a more relaxed atmosphere and without his signature Panama hat and guayabera, Germán … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Julio Cesar Chavez Blanco

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Julio Cesar Chavez Blanco Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Julio Cesar Chavez Blanco Julio César Chávez Blanco is distilled in small batches from 100% estate grown blue agave. Crisp and clear, it is renowned for its smoothness and mixability, and offers a … Read more

The Roca Patron Road Show

  Roca Patron Hits The Road All across the country, in carefully selected cities where the beautiful people roam like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco, the Patrón PR machine (which spent a reported $34.1 million in measured media in 2013), is rolling out its new Roca Patrón line of tequilas. Here in … Read more

Happy Birthday, Casa Noble!

Tequila Aficionado would like to wish Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo a very happy birthday and many happy returns. Thank you, sir, for all you do for tequila! Visit Casa Noble Tequila online: www.CasaNoble.com Follow Casa Noble on Facebook Follow Casa Noble on Twitter     Never miss an article or review again – Subscribe now! * … Read more