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

Sipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

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 moreSipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Mammoth Margarita Festival Tomorrow

We’ll be in Mammoth Lakes, California tomorrow for the Mammoth Margarita Festival!     ABOUT  THE  FESTIVAL | THEIR  7TH  ANNUAL FREE VILLAGE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS FRIDAY TASTING The Mezcal & Exotic Spirits Tour! Did you know there are over a hundred plants that can be distilled from the region that aren’t tequila? Have you ever tried … Read moreMammoth Margarita Festival Tomorrow

The Definitive Sipping Off The Cuff Collection

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 moreThe Definitive Sipping Off The Cuff Collection