Sierra Norte Black Corn Whiskey Review

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. Sierra Norte Online Sierra Norte™ Native Corn Whiskies started with Master Distiller Douglas French’s passion to … Read more Sierra Norte Black Corn Whiskey Review

Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey Review

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. Sierra Norte Online Sierra Norte™ Native Corn Whiskies started with Master Distiller Douglas French’s passion to … Read more Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey Review

Sierra Norte Yellow Corn Whiskey Review

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. Sierra Norte Online Sierra Norte™ Native Corn Whiskies started with Master Distiller Douglas French’s passion to … Read more Sierra Norte Yellow Corn Whiskey Review

Harvesting Aguamiel in Oaxaca: Even Locals Rarely Witness This

By Alvin Starkman M.A., J.D., contributing author to Tequila Aficionado, and posted by Lisa Pietsch, Editor & Webmaster Over the course of about a decade, from time to time a diversity of Oaxacan friends had been asking me for the opportunity to accompany a family of Zapotec tlachiqueros (aguamiel harvesters) into the fields to witness … Read more Harvesting Aguamiel in Oaxaca: Even Locals Rarely Witness This

Mezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. ¨Heroes and Villains, Just see what you’ve done” was the refrain of the 1967 The Beach Boys song. Now while I’m neither, though some might disagree, Mexico’s burgeoning mezcal business contains representatives of both; too many of the latter.  But even one person is more than we want, especially since … Read more Mezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

In honor of National Tequila Day in the U.S.A., we’re sharing with you the definitive collection of Sipping Off the Cuff from our very first podcast tequila reviews to the most recent.  Enjoy and Salud!   Sipping Off The Cuff | 1800 Milenio http://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-1800-milenio/ Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Anejo http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-anejo/ Sipping Off … Read more The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates the 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards

Genius Master Distiller Sweeps Medals in Multiple Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES:  On Sunday, January 21, 2018, in a LIVE Facebook broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media unveiled its highly anticipated Fifth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, celebrating the breakthrough brands in Tequila, Mezcal and other … Read more Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates the 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards

2017 Brands of Promise

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for the annual Brands of Promise Awards! Winners were announced LIVE on Facebook on January 21st.  See the replays on demand now. Download Nominee list in PDF Download Winner list in PDF   2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Winners Announced Click To Tweet   Winners, please click … Read more 2017 Brands of Promise

Announcing the 2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for the annual Brands of Promise Awards! Our judges will be diligently retasting this year’s Brands of Promise Nominees and doing their voting over the holidays. Winners will be announced in early 2018. Download this list in PDF   2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees Announced Click … Read more Announcing the 2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees

Women In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

The First Time Barbara Sweetman has single handedly given more people in the world their first taste of mezcal. Click To Tweet I first met Barbara Sweetman, Vice President of Caballeros, Inc., and International Sales Manager of Scorpion Mezcal, and now, Sierra Norte Whiskies in March 2011. I was visiting the infamous Nightclub & Bar … Read more Women In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman