Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

Por Siempre Sotol Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss our first Sotol of 2016, Por Siempre Sotol. Mike and Alex taste and discuss Por Siempre #Sotol Click To Tweet About SOTOL POR SIEMPRE From the high desert slopes of the Sierra Madres Mountains, in the heart of Chihuahua, Mexico, comes Sotol Por Siempre. A unique spirit distilled from the … Read morePor Siempre Sotol Review

A Sotol By Any Other Name

[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in … Read moreA Sotol By Any Other Name

More with Don Cuco Sotol

The sixth generation distiller, and his sister, the president of Don Cuco Sotol, share their thoughts at the Spirits of Mexico 2010 for Tequila Aficionado.com. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters. Get updated Nom lists, special course offerings, … Read moreMore with Don Cuco Sotol

Introducing Don Cuco Sotol

Family members of Don Cuco Sotol introduce themselves for Tequila Aficionado.com. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters. Get updated Nom lists, special course offerings, news and reviews. Just enter your best email below: .

Sotol and Sustainability

The sustainability of Don Cuco Sotol as described by company president, Jaclyn Jacquez Leo. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters. Get updated Nom lists, special course offerings, news and reviews. Just enter your best email below: .

Don Cuco Sotol Conquers California!

San Diego, CA, September 18, 2010–Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the Jacquez family, sixth generation distillers of Don Cuco Sotol at the Spirits of Mexico Festival. San Diego was abuzz with this ancient elixir from Chihuahua, Mexico which captured Gold Medals at the world famous Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition for both its blanco and reposado … Read moreDon Cuco Sotol Conquers California!

Tequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

Female Master Distillers Dominate in Distinct Agave Spirits Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2018 Brands of Promise© Awards January, 15, 2019, San Antonio, TX—On Monday, January 14, 2019, in a LIVE Facebook Premier broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media capped off a busy 2018 with its esteemed Sixth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, acknowledging worthwhile labels of … Read moreTequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

Open Bar with Alan Camarena of G4 Tequila

Mike: Hi, you’re watching Open Bar, on Tequila Aficionado Media. I am Mike Morales. This is a special edition of Open Bar, because that young man there is Alan Camarena. Now, if that name sounds familiar to you, we’ve all heard from his father, Felipe Camarena, Ingeniero Felipe Camarena, and his uncle, Carlos. Well, the … Read moreOpen Bar with Alan Camarena of G4 Tequila

A Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All: Adriana Torres

Adriana Torres:  Bacanora Boss Lady So, how does a well-educated, forty-something mother of three get deeply involved in the remote bacanora-distilling communities of rural Sonora? For this “Bacanora Boss Lady,” it began as a university school project. We’ll let Adriana tell you her amazing and life-changing journey–in her own words–but first… Meet Bacanora Mezcal is … Read moreA Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All: Adriana Torres