In this segment, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, explains why the Riedel Ouverture glass (now part of Riedel’s Vinum collection) is ideal for tequila tasting. He demonstrates the right way and the wrong way to hold the glass, and details why it is so effective a tool when enjoying his exquisite tequilas. […]
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In these next two clips, while enjoying sips of Germán González’s masterpiece, Tears of Llorona, we discuss the ins and outs of the tequila business. The Only Rule That Counts Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the only real rule, according to the normas (the rules and regulations that govern the […]
Tequila Uno Estelar Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, explains what it takes to make T1 Estelar añejo. Flavor Notes Aged for almost 24 months, it is much darker and richer than T1 Tequila Uno Excepcional reposado. The wood tones, courtesy of the used scotch whisky barrels Germán employs, shine through […]
Tequila Uno–Selecto Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, shares his views on T1 Selecto, and how he balances alcohol and water to obtain the right amount of agave elements. Selecto Flavor Notes Hand selected maduro (mature) agave goes into this blanco at just the right ABV (alcohol by volume) to release an […]
Tequila Uno Ultra Fino and The Tequila Face Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, explains why he developed the T1 Ultra Fino line, gives some insights into its flavor profile, and shares his views on American women. Read the full story of Germán González and T1 Tequila Uno here.
Summertime Food Pairing with Tequila Uno Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, discusses food pairing with T1 Ultra Fino blanco and shares his recipe for a simple Skinny Margarita. Flavor Notes Ultra Fino is distilled using hand picked agave from Atotonilco in the highlands of Jalisco, and has a sweet, fruity […]
Tequila Uno–The Process Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, explains in-depth his process of agave selection and distillation for his tequilas. From hand selecting mature agave to purposely aging in used scotch whisky barrels, this tequila master doesn’t miss a trick. Read the full story of Germán González and T1 Tequila Uno here.
[In early November of 2014, San Antonio resident and neighbor, Germán González, joined us at our home office. That evening, he brought his full array of Tequila Uno (T1)–Ultra Fino, Selecto, Excepcional, Tequila Estelar, along with the much acclaimed ultra-aged Tears of Llorona. In a more relaxed atmosphere and without his signature Panama hat and guayabera, Germán […]
When we first met Arturo Palencia, co-founder of the award winning Mestizo Mezcal, we were struck by his boyish charm and seemingly tender age. We were surprised to discover that this thirty-something was no newcomer to the competitive and often brutal spirits industry. In this clip, Arturo tells how he became involved with mezcal and the […]
After a tiring day of meetings and visiting key accounts in Austin, TX, Andres Garcia, Regional Sales Manager for family owned Embajador Tequila, was kind enough to visit with us in our San Antonio offices of Tequila Aficionado Media. Over pizza and pours of Embajador reposado, Andres shared some insights into the SIP Award winning tequila brand. […]