Last Tequila Standing | Found on the Cutting Room Floor

Found on the Cutting Room Floor at Last Tequila Standing

Look what we found on the cutting room floor at Last Tequila Standing!  Four more videos – outtakes from backstage!

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About Last Tequila Standing

The creators of Last Tequila Standing only filmed one season back in 2011 and we were very limited in our access to the show’s materials. As this was not a Tequila Aficionado Media Production, we don’t expect to see another season but we’re thrilled that we were able to preserve these tequilas’ stories, personalities, and cocktails for posterity here at Tequila Aficionado Media.

Watch the whole Last Tequila Standing series here:

Or watch them in order, as they appeared initially on Tequila Aficionado:

July

August

September

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Last Tequila Standing – A Holiday Bingewatch

Looking for some fireworks to mix up at your barbeque this weekend?  Look no further than Last Tequila Standing!

Enjoy a healthy bingewatch of the first ever Tequila Reality Show and mix up some classic flavors to really wow your guests.

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About Last Tequila Standing

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The creators of Last Tequila Standing only filmed one season back in 2011 and we were very limited in our access to the show’s materials. As this was not a Tequila Aficionado Media Production, we don’t expect to see another season but we’re thrilled that we were able to preserve these tequilas’ stories, personalities, and cocktails for posterity here at Tequila Aficionado Media.

Watch the whole Last Tequila Standing series here:

Or watch them in order, as they appeared initially on Tequila Aficionado:

July

August

September

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Last Tequila Standing: Winners Announced!

What Last Tequila Standing Meant to Us

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Thank you for joining us here at Tequila Aficionado Media for the very first airing of Last Tequila Standing since it was filmed in 2011.  We’ve spent years building Tequila Aficionado into more than just a magazine, reviews, recipes or drinking show.  We wanted Tequila Aficionado Media to reflect all that is Tequila Culture – the land, the food, and all the people who love agave spirits from the newbs who still have the occasional shot to the seasoned sippers.  We continue to strive daily in that mission.

When we finally received permission from the creators of Last Tequila Standing to produce and air the show in its entirety, we felt we had taken one more step toward our goal.  Soon, we’ll be making yet another big announcement about continued growth here at Tequila Aficionado, but today we finally (after years of waiting) have the pleasure of announcing the winners of Last Tequila Standing.

So without further ado…

 

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The winners of Last Tequila Standing,

the first Tequila Reality Show:

 

302902_134382076669529_1443888204_nFirst Place: Alma de Agave Tequila

Second Place (tie): Mi Casa and Senor Rio Tequila

Third Place: Pavoneo Tequila

 

Organic Winners:

First Place: Alquimia Tequila

Second Place: Quinta de Gomez Tequila

Thank you to all the tequilas that were forward thinking enough to participate in Last Tequila Standing back in 2011.  Your continued presence in such a challenging market, four years later, makes you all winners.

 

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Last Tequila Standing: Manana Tequila Perfect Margarita

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In this episode of Last Tequila Standing, Manana Tequila shares their recipe for the perfect margarita.  Mix it up at home and enjoy!

 

 

Find it online at Tequila Manana, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Last Tequila Standing: Summary of Quality

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Last Tequila Standing: Tequila Alderete Vallarta Splash

About Tequila Alderete

Growing AgaveHIGHLAND AGAVE

It is well documented that the best agave in the world come from “Los Altos de Jalisco” or “the Highlands of Jalisco.” It is in this region, some 7,200 feet above sea level, that Tequila Alderete takes great pride in growing the best Blue Weber Agave in world. Because of this unique combination of micro-climate, soil, and altitude; our agaves develop complex characteristics, high sugar content, and flavors unlike any other agaves on the planet.

The result is the award winning spirit know as Tequila Alderete.

COOKING IN STONE OVENS

Tequila Alderete’s Agaves are cooked the traditional way in clay ovens. Where many of the large distilleries use stainless steel Autoclaves and cook the agaves for four to six hours giving the agave a bitter and unnatural taste. Tequila Alderete cooks our Agave slowly for up to 36 hours, allowing the Agave to keep its rich natural flavors and unique characteristics.

MOZART FERMENTATION

Tequila Alderete allows the agave juices to ferment slowly for 4-5 days, during this time Mozart classical music is played to give the yeast a relaxed atmosphere. The yeast are working hard to turn the agave sugars into alcohol.

Cooking AgaveCOPPER STILLS

Most alcohol stills that are used today are made out of either stainless steel or copper. Both are very good conductors of heat and both metals won’t put any bad chemicals into your final spirit. However, copper has one important advantage over all the other metals when distilling. It has been used for so many years because copper actually reacts with alcohol on a molecular level making the final spirit taste better and Copper is known for its ability to remove sulfides that are produced during the distilling process.

SMALL BATCH

When you taste Tequila Alderete, you will immediately be able to distinguish our product from the large batch, mass produced products that line the store shelves. Tequila Alderete is hand crafted in small batches and distilled in copper pot stills to allow for the best possible flavors. Crafting our family Tequila is a hands-on process that is a delicate mix of science and art. There are many benefits to artisan distilling in small batches.

We craft our tequila in small batches so we have complete control over each and every bottle of Tequila Alderete that leaves the distillery. Fermentation, distilling, aging, and bottling are all completed under the direct supervision of the Alderete family. This type of oversight can only be maintained in small batches. It allows us to deliver the perfect Tequila so you can Sip Perfection.

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Last Tequila Standing: Tequila Alderete

About Tequila Alderete

Growing AgaveHIGHLAND AGAVE

It is well documented that the best agave in the world come from “Los Altos de Jalisco” or “the Highlands of Jalisco.” It is in this region, some 7,200 feet above sea level, that Tequila Alderete takes great pride in growing the best Blue Weber Agave in world. Because of this unique combination of micro-climate, soil, and altitude; our agaves develop complex characteristics, high sugar content, and flavors unlike any other agaves on the planet.

The result is the award winning spirit know as Tequila Alderete.

COOKING IN STONE OVENS

Tequila Alderete’s Agaves are cooked the traditional way in clay ovens. Where many of the large distilleries use stainless steel Autoclaves and cook the agaves for four to six hours giving the agave a bitter and unnatural taste. Tequila Alderete cooks our Agave slowly for up to 36 hours, allowing the Agave to keep its rich natural flavors and unique characteristics.

MOZART FERMENTATION

Tequila Alderete allows the agave juices to ferment slowly for 4-5 days, during this time Mozart classical music is played to give the yeast a relaxed atmosphere. The yeast are working hard to turn the agave sugars into alcohol.

Cooking AgaveCOPPER STILLS

Most alcohol stills that are used today are made out of either stainless steel or copper. Both are very good conductors of heat and both metals won’t put any bad chemicals into your final spirit. However, copper has one important advantage over all the other metals when distilling. It has been used for so many years because copper actually reacts with alcohol on a molecular level making the final spirit taste better and Copper is known for its ability to remove sulfides that are produced during the distilling process.

SMALL BATCH

When you taste Tequila Alderete, you will immediately be able to distinguish our product from the large batch, mass produced products that line the store shelves. Tequila Alderete is hand crafted in small batches and distilled in copper pot stills to allow for the best possible flavors. Crafting our family Tequila is a hands-on process that is a delicate mix of science and art. There are many benefits to artisan distilling in small batches.

We craft our tequila in small batches so we have complete control over each and every bottle of Tequila Alderete that leaves the distillery. Fermentation, distilling, aging, and bottling are all completed under the direct supervision of the Alderete family. This type of oversight can only be maintained in small batches. It allows us to deliver the perfect Tequila so you can Sip Perfection.

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Last Tequila Standing: Tasting a Horizontal Flight

Proper Tequila Tasting Technique Courtesy of Tequila Rack

Evaluation | Tasting Notes | Equipment

Proper Technique

THE 4 “S” PROCESS OF TASTING 100% AGAVE TEQUILA

SEE IT
Begin by examining the color of the Tequila against a white background, tilting the glass away from you. Look for bright and, in the case of Reposado and Añejo, saturated color. Blanco should be clear and “crystal like” without occlusions or sediment.

SWIRL IT
To release the aromas of a spirit, swirl it in the glass and then give it a deep sniff. Much of what you will taste is a result of these aromas. Repeat as necessary, taking notes, and enjoying the aroma.

SIP IT
Take a good-size sip. Hold the spirits in your mouth; swish it around (like mouthwash but less vigorously), allowing it to coat your entire palate. What does the Tequila feel like? Is it thin and acidic? Is it rich and velvety? Does it give your mouth a warm glow?

SAVOR IT
Draw in some air between your front teeth or across your tongue and “gargle” the spirits in your mouth. (We said “in your mouth” – no bathroom noises needed). Keep in mind that your tongue can identify only four basic tastes: saltiness, bitterness, sweetness and acidity. All other flavors actually reach your brain as aromas through the retro-nasal passage at the back of your throat. By “chewing” the spirit, or combining it with air, you cause its volatile elements to vaporize. That’s a good thing.

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Last Tequila Standing: Vida Tequila

 

Vida Tequila SOPHISTICATION + PASSION

Greatness is rarely a product of research and formula alone. True greatness comes from the passion, pride, and relentless pursuit of perfection. Our entire line of ultra-premium, award-winning tequilas is crafted in Arandas, Mexico, from a single ingredient: 100% pure, highland-grown Tequliana Weber Blue Agave. Only 60% of the distilled product ever makes it into the bottles through the process of cutting the Heads and Tails. To ensure purity of flavor, the bottles are washed in their respective style of tequila before being filled with the finished product. While the Blanco is bottled after the distillation process, the Reposado is aged in white oak barrels for six months, and the Anejo is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. We embrace the process and strive to make the most sophisticated product; they are the keys to greatness uncommon.

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Last Tequila Standing: Tributo Tequila

 

Heritage of Tributo Tequila

What makes a place, more than just a place?

Is it the beauty of its natural features? The traditions carried down by its people? Or the praise and recognition it receives from the rest of the world? For the Tierra de Agaves Distillery, and the home of Tributo Tequila, it’s all of these, and more.

The Location

It’s good to know where you come from. In the picturesque central-pacific of Mexico lies the colonial town of Tequila, and our home, Tierra de Agaves. The estate itself was founded in 2004 by Francisco Beckmann, though we’ve been working these grounds for over eight generations, as long as the history of Tequila itself. Our estate includes a vast agave reserve and our centrally-located distillery and bottling facility. Having every part of the Tequila making process in one place ensures that we can closely monitor every facet of its production—from the field, to the factory, to the bottle.

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How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

Salud!!