Sipping Off The Cuff: Wahaka Mezcal Joven Espadin

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Wahaka Mezcal Joven Espadin.


Wahaka Mezcal Joven Espadin
40% ABV (80 Proof); 100% Espadin

wahakaJoven Espadín elegantly delivers what pure, artisanal mezcal is all about: an experience that awakens the senses with a delicate balance of smoke, earth, and sweetness. A specialty of our maestro mezcalero, Alberto “Beto” Morales, the Joven Espadín instantly transports you to our estate in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, where this mezcal’s agave is grown, cooked, crushed, fermented, and double-distilled on a palenque that Beto describes as “a place of respect and harmony, where no arguments or even bad words may be uttered.” This classic, 100% organic expression is unaged to honor the espadín agave’s complex flavor, and is bottled at 80 proof for equally enjoyable sipping and cocktail mixing.

Find Wahaka Mezcal online here. 

 

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

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Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Wahaka Mezcal Tobala Joven

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Mike & Alex taste and discuss Wahaka Mezcal Tobala Joven

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Wahaka Mezcal Joven Tobalá
42% ABV (84 Proof); 100% Tobalá

wahakaNo other agave offers the variety of aromas and flavors as the Tobalá — “the king of mezcales” — a wild plant that grows in the highlands, often on extremely rugged mountainsides and rocky cliffs. Not only is foraging for the Tobalá a challenge, but its smaller size means a significantly larger number of plants are needed to produce this delicious mezcal. With its instantly recognizable aroma, the Tobalá is explosive across the palate — enriched with sweet floral and herbaceous flavors — and its sensations resonate with a hint of numbness, thanks to its long finish. One kiss, and you’ll quickly understand why this small-batch spirit is so special. Because it’s so rare, mezcal lovers often keep a bottle of Tobalá tucked away for special occasions. Enjoy sparingly!

 

 

 

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Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Demetrio Tequila Anejo

Alexander Perez and M.A. “Mike” Morales taste and discuss Demetrio Tequila Anejo and explain why they nominated it as a 2014 Brands of Promise contender.

 

 

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tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Karma Tequila Anejo

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Karma Tequila Anejo.

A brilliant, gold-tinged spirit with fruity agave and exotic spice flavors, Karma Tequila Anejo goes down impossibly smooth before finishing on a rich, yet subtle end note. The deeper color and complex flavors of anejo tequilas are owing to a lengthy aging process of between 1 – 6 years. We age Karma Tequila Anejo inside American Oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels for up to 35 months, suffusing the tequila with an alluring robustness and soothing, oaky aroma. Pamper your palate with our exquisite anejo sipped neat, or over ice.

Find Karma Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Karma Tequila Reposado

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Karma Tequila Reposado.

 

 

Fragrant with the delicate aroma of vanilla and a touch of hazelnut, Karma Tequila Reposado is an amber-hued elixir boasting a sweet, perfectly-balanced caramel finish. Reposado tequilas are aged a minimum of two months but less than one year, with the longest resting tequilas having the smoothest finish. Karma Tequila Reposado is aged a full 364 days in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels, enhancing the impeccable complexity of its flavors. Relish Karma Tequila Reposado chilled on the rocks, or mixed seamlessly for a superb tequila cocktail.

Find Karma Tequila online here.

tequila awards, tequila aficionado, brands of promiseBrands of Promise LIVE Broadcast

On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts.

Join Us on Google Hangouts

Click here to go to our event page and feel free to post questions prior to the event.

Brands of Promise, Changing the Game

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards were our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world, Tequila Aficionado has changed the game.
Every brand that we review (free) each year is automatically entered in the Brands of Promise Awards at no cost. We nominate the brands that stand out among their peers and judge the nominees at the end of the year. The winners may just surprise you.

Join us for the live broadcast of the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards on March 28, 2015 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central as our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez share the Tequila Aficionado picks for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.

Find out more about the Brands of Promise Awards here.

See the full list of 2014 Nominees here.

RSVP for your front row seat here.