2016 Brands of Promise Nominee Playlist

ta-2016-bop-nominee-rgbSee all the reviews of the 2016 Brands of Promise Nominees in all categories!

 

Sipping Off the Cuff | JLP Craft Pomegranate Margaritas

Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch taste and discuss JLP Craft Pomegranate Margaritas, ready-to-drink margaritas from JLP Tequila.

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.

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Sipping Off the Cuff | JLP Craft Strawberry Margaritas

Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch taste and discuss JLP Craft Strawberry Margaritas, ready-to-drink margaritas from JLP Tequila.

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.

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2016 Brands of Promise Nominee List

2016 Brands of Promise Nominees

Blanco Nominees

  • Tequila Aficionado 2016 Brands of Promise Nominees http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016-brands-of-promise/Alicantes (only; very artisanal)
  • Tequila 21
  • AquaRiva
  • Santera
  • Pepe Zevada
  • Tres 888
  • Siempre
  • Nocaut Reserva
  • DesMaDre
  • Giggling Marlin
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Hacienda Mercado

Legacy Blanco Nominees

  • ArteNOM 1580 (only)
  • ArteNOM 1579 (only)

Legacy High Proof Nominee

  • Herradura Colección de la Casa (Directo del Alambique Blanco; 110 proof, 55%ABV)

Reposado Nominees

  • Tequila 21 [NOM 1414]
  • AquaRiva
  • Santera
  • Pepe Zevada
  • Tres 888
  • Nocaut Reserva
  • DesMaDre
  • Giggling Marlin
  • Muchoté [NOM 1414]
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Hacienda Mercado

Reposado Reserva (Blend) Nominee

  • Don Lorenzo Reposado Reserva (1st batch, NOM 1445)

Legacy Reposado Nominees

  • ArteNOM 1414 (only)
  • Muchoté [NOM 1414]

Añejo Nominees

  • Montejima (only)
  • Pepe Zevada
  • Tres 888
  • Tragos Amargos
  • DesMaDre
  • Tequila 512 (only)
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Hacienda Mercado

Extra Añejo Nominee

  • Pepe Zevada Gran Reserva

Organic Tequila Nominee

  • El Consuelo (blanco only)

Value Tequila Nominees

  • Muchoté (reposado)
  • Tequila 512 (añejo)

Infused Tequila Nominee

  • Soltado añejo (infused with serrano peppers and cinnamon; 40% ABV, 80 proof)

Tequila Liqueur Nominee

  • Peligroso Cinnamon (42% Alex; 35% Mike)

 Ready-To-Drink Cocktails

  • JLP Craft Margaritas, Pomegranate Margarita
  • JLP Craft Margarita, Strawberry Margarita

Tequila Packaging Nominees

  • Tequila 21
  • Alicantes
  • Cosa Salvaje
  • Tres 888
  • Tragos Amargos
  • Siempre
  • Nocaut Reserva
  • DesMaDre
  • Giggling Marlin
  • Tequila 512
  • Frida Kahlo

Mezcal Joven Nominees

  • Santo Diablo (Espadin; 90 proof, 45% ABV)
  • Legendario Domingo (Espadin; 96 proof, 48% ABV)

Mezcal Legacy Nominee

  • Scorpion Mezcal Variety Pack (barril, blue agave, espadín, tobala; 40% ABV, 80 proof; joven)

Legacy Gateway Mezcal XA Nominee

  • Scorpion 5 year XA (French oak; 40% ABV, 80 proof)

Mezcal Packaging Nominees

  • Legendario Domingo
  • Santo Diablo
  • Estancia (Raicilla)
  • Los Osuna (Blue Agave Spirit)
  • Por Siempre (sotol)

Blue Agave Spirit Nominee

  • Los Osuna (blanco, reposado, añejo; 80 proof, 40% ABV)

Agave Wine Nominee

  • Nectar Blends

Sotol Nominee

  • Sotol Por Siempre (unaged, 45% ABV; 90 proof)

Raicilla Nominee

  • Estancia (unaged, 40% ABV; 80 proof)

 

 

Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Anejo

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Frida Kahlo Tequila Anejo.

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About Frida Kahlo Tequila 

Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Anejo http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4F8Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco is naturally fermented up to four days. The agave juices are then double distilled in antique copper stills and bottled un-aged. The result is smooth super-premium tequila that mixes perfectly with your favorite drink.Frida Kahlo Tequila is all-natural. No artificial ingredients are added to accelerate the fermentation process. Hand selected at the peak of maturity, the agave is slowed cooked inside an antique adobe brick oven; then steamed and cooled to remove any bitterness; and finally the agave is pressed to extract only the finest juices for am extra super-premium Tequila.

Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Reposado

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Frida Kahlo Tequila Reposado.

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Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Reposado http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4F7About Frida Kahlo Tequila 

Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco is naturally fermented up to four days. The agave juices are then double distilled in antique copper stills and bottled un-aged. The result is smooth super-premium tequila that mixes perfectly with your favorite drink.Frida Kahlo Tequila is all-natural. No artificial ingredients are added to accelerate the fermentation process. Hand selected at the peak of maturity, the agave is slowed cooked inside an antique adobe brick oven; then steamed and cooled to remove any bitterness; and finally the agave is pressed to extract only the finest juices for am extra super-premium Tequila.

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Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco.

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.

About Frida Kahlo Tequila 

Sipping off the Cuff | Frida Kahlo Blanco http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4F6Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco is naturally fermented up to four days. The agave juices are then double distilled in antique copper stills and bottled un-aged. The result is smooth super-premium tequila that mixes perfectly with your favorite drink.Frida Kahlo Tequila is all-natural. No artificial ingredients are added to accelerate the fermentation process. Hand selected at the peak of maturity, the agave is slowed cooked inside an antique adobe brick oven; then steamed and cooled to remove any bitterness; and finally the agave is pressed to extract only the finest juices for am extra super-premium Tequila.

Sipping off the Cuff | Hacienda Mercado Anejo

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Hacienda Mercado Tequila.

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.

From Hacienda Mercado 
Sipping off the Cuff | Hacienda Mercado Anejo http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4F3Our product preserves the history and tradition in its process of elaboration, in which a product of the best quality of exportation is obtained in a NATURAL way, without chemicals that accelerate the fermentation, to obtain products apocrifos that the people does not know even to distinguish, the costumers deserve respect and we deliver only quality, thanks to the technology and the utility of modern techniques, a product is obtained with high standards of quality, vouched for by the CRT (Consejo Regulador del Tequila) and the NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana).
The plant is chosen with a delicate sense of responsibility, matured by time, at the ideal moment to be harvested (JIMADA). It is transported back to its manufactures where it is again selected before it is cooked.
The boiling carries out in autoclaves where it does not loose any of its properties since it totally conserves the juices which are the base for the quality. The extraction of the juices by mechanical methods and the utilization of pure spring water, which emanates from the mountain, they guarantee the following step.
The juice which ferments in a natural way, at its own pace, at its own moment, guarantees the excellent quality of our product, that’s our secret to achieve the exellence and finesse. The alembics take care of extracting the maximum benefit, obtaining a really clean product, clear, and crystal with the but the highest standards given by our tequila masters, with 3 generations of experience. The procurement of a product that emphasize the respect for their consumers cannot be left unrecognized and recommended broadly, above all by the large experts that in a special way they recommend TEQUILA HACIENDA MERCADO.
The base to obtain an AÑEJO & REPOSADO is without doubt an execellent BLANCO, Which is obtained of the casks of oak tree the fragrance and bouquet in a natural way through time.
We recommend extensively to taste it to the RIGHT, traditional way (straight) in its shot glass, and that with confidence you say: I INVITE YOU A Tequila, IN A TRULY, EXCLUSIVE HORSE HEAD SHOT GLASS OF OUR BRAND, FOR THE MOST FINEST LIKINGS AND DELIGHT, NOT ONLY TASTE WISE BUT ALSO ITS APPEARANCE IN OUR PRESENTATION.

SO IF YOU CAN’T REST YOUR HORSEHEAD SHOT GLASS IN THE BAR THAT MEANS YOU ARE NOT DRINKING IT.
SALUDD AND ENJOY RESPONSIBLY!!

The #BlancoFriday Holiday Tasting Challenge – Still Sipping

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