Sipping off the Cuff: Centinela Tequila Reposado

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Centinela Tequila Reposado in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff.

 

About Centinela

Centinela is a family-owned business with claims of producing handcrafted tequilas dating back to 1894. Located in the city of Arandas, in the heart of the Los Altos tequila growing region, it is supervised by master distiller Jaime Antonio Gonzales Torres. Don Jaime has supervised Centinela production for more than 30 years.

For several years, Centinela maintained an average production of around 3,000 liters per day, but in 1995 it expanded dramatically to 15,000 liters per day by the end of 1996. Centinela owns some agave fields, but purchases the majority of its agaves from local farmers.

Juan Leonardo Hernandez, the administrative manager, speaks no English, but lives to accommodate visitors, and has an unfailing palate for recommending fine restaurants in the area. A tour reveals a distillery bursting at the seams with a jumble of new hornos, tanks squeezed into cramped buildings, and stills fighting like saplings for a place in the sun. Every building on the property is filled from floor to ceiling with barrels.

Under the brand is a Blanco, a Reposado, an Anejo, and an Anejo Tres Anos that is aged in barrels for three years. All are 100% blue agave.  These tequilas are imported into the United States by El Dorado Importers. The second label, Cabrito, includes a Blanco and a Reposado, and has been distributed in the United States since 1996.

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Sipping off the Cuff: Centinela Tequila Blanco

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Centinela Tequila Blanco in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff.

 

 

About Centinela

Centinela is a family-owned business with claims of producing handcrafted tequilas dating back to 1894. Located in the city of Arandas, in the heart of the Los Altos tequila growing region, it is supervised by master distiller Jaime Antonio Gonzales Torres. Don Jaime has supervised Centinela production for more than 30 years.

For several years, Centinela maintained an average production of around 3,000 liters per day, but in 1995 it expanded dramatically to 15,000 liters per day by the end of 1996. Centinela owns some agave fields, but purchases the majority of its agaves from local farmers.

Juan Leonardo Hernandez, the administrative manager, speaks no English, but lives to accommodate visitors, and has an unfailing palate for recommending fine restaurants in the area. A tour reveals a distillery bursting at the seams with a jumble of new hornos, tanks squeezed into cramped buildings, and stills fighting like saplings for a place in the sun. Every building on the property is filled from floor to ceiling with barrels.

Under the brand is a Blanco, a Reposado, an Anejo, and an Anejo Tres Anos that is aged in barrels for three years. All are 100% blue agave.  These tequilas are imported into the United States by El Dorado Importers. The second label, Cabrito, includes a Blanco and a Reposado, and has been distributed in the United States since 1996.

Find Online: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

centinela, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejo

Sipping off the Cuff: Milagro Tequila Reposado

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Milagro Tequila Reposado in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff.

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Milagro Reposado is an estate-grown, 100% blue agave tequila which is rested in American oak barrels for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months. With Milagro Reposado, Danny and Moy worked hard to create the appropriate balance of robust flavor with front-and-center agave taste.
COLOR Natural golden straw
NOSE Clean, agave-forward, with notes of caramel
TASTE Clean, agave-forward, notes of caramel and toast, slight spice finish

Gold – 2014 The Spirits of Mexico Competition
Silver – 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

 

THE ORIGIN OF MILAGRO TEQUILA

It started in 1998 with two college friends, Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi. Danny and Moy saw amazing things happening in the creative scene of Mexico City.

All around them, they saw new expressions of international sophistication, youthful energy and passionate creativity.

Everywhere except tequila.

Tequilas had become one-dimensional caricatures of tradition, or calculated celebrity-driven business ventures, devoid of creativity and truth.

Danny and Moy wanted a tequila that bridged two worlds — the deeply rooted integrity of traditional tequila, and the vibrant, creative culture of modern Mexico City.

 

 

Find Milagro Online:

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Sipping off the Cuff: Milagro Tequila Blanco

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Milagro Tequila Blanco in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff.

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Milagro Silver is an estate-grown, 100% blue agave tequila that is renowned for its crisp, fresh, agave taste and world-class smoothness.
COLOR Bright, clear
NOSE Crisp, fresh, agave-forward, citrus notes
TASTE Crisp, fresh, agave-forward, vegetal and citrus notes, spicy black pepper finish

Gold – 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Silver – 2014 The Spirits of Mexico Competition

 

THE ORIGIN OF MILAGRO TEQUILA

It started in 1998 with two college friends, Danny Schneeweiss and Moy Guindi. Danny and Moy saw amazing things happening in the creative scene of Mexico City.

All around them, they saw new expressions of international sophistication, youthful energy and passionate creativity.

Everywhere except tequila.

Tequilas had become one-dimensional caricatures of tradition, or calculated celebrity-driven business ventures, devoid of creativity and truth.

Danny and Moy wanted a tequila that bridged two worlds — the deeply rooted integrity of traditional tequila, and the vibrant, creative culture of modern Mexico City.

 

 

Find Milagro Online:

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

milagro, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejo

Sipping off the Cuff: Papa Bueno Tequila Anejo

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Papa Bueno Tequila Anejo.

 

About Papa Bueno Tequila

papa bueno, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejoWe know it’s best to let nature do its work before we do ours, so for seven years we patiently wait for the highland sun to craft the perfect crop. When the time arrives, the plump, ripe agave is hand-harvested, and cut for the brick ovens at our distillery in the legendary tequila town of Antotonilco El Alto. Once the piña, or heart of the agave, has properly cooked it yields a warm honey flavored nectar, and we begin the fermentation and distillation processes. That’s when the magic happens.  Papa Bueno Silver is double distilled to be smooth and ready to enjoy immediately, but for the richer-flavored Papa Bueno Añejo, our tequila must age in oak barrels for at least a year. 100% agave. 100% passion.  Whoa! Smooth.

Being Bueno

means many things.  It is an attitude and a view that sees that our world works well with an element of fun, a measure of responsibility and an upbeat soundtrack.  We invite you to define it for yourself. Spread the spirit and share the spirits.  Enjoy and accept, lift and encourage — fun is the right thing!
Most of all be a good friend, be a good influence and be Bueno.
​Please enjoy Papa Bueno Tequila responsibly.
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Happy Hanukkah from Tequila Aficionado

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If you’re looking for Kosher agave spirits, we suggest Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Milagro Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal and Baron Tequila.

Sipping off the Cuff: Papa Bueno Tequila Reposado

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Papa Bueno Tequila Reposado.

 

About Papa Bueno Tequila

papa bueno, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejoWe know it’s best to let nature do its work before we do ours, so for seven years we patiently wait for the highland sun to craft the perfect crop. When the time arrives, the plump, ripe agave is hand-harvested, and cut for the brick ovens at our distillery in the legendary tequila town of Antotonilco El Alto. Once the piña, or heart of the agave, has properly cooked it yields a warm honey flavored nectar, and we begin the fermentation and distillation processes. That’s when the magic happens.  Papa Bueno Silver is double distilled to be smooth and ready to enjoy immediately, but for the richer-flavored Papa Bueno Añejo, our tequila must age in oak barrels for at least a year. 100% agave. 100% passion.  Whoa! Smooth.

Being Bueno

means many things.  It is an attitude and a view that sees that our world works well with an element of fun, a measure of responsibility and an upbeat soundtrack.  We invite you to define it for yourself. Spread the spirit and share the spirits.  Enjoy and accept, lift and encourage — fun is the right thing!
Most of all be a good friend, be a good influence and be Bueno.
​Please enjoy Papa Bueno Tequila responsibly.
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Find Papa Bueno Tequila online:

Sipping off the Cuff: Papa Bueno Tequila Blanco

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Papa Bueno Tequila Blanco.

 

About Papa Bueno Tequila

papa bueno, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejoWe know it’s best to let nature do its work before we do ours, so for seven years we patiently wait for the highland sun to craft the perfect crop. When the time arrives, the plump, ripe agave is hand-harvested, and cut for the brick ovens at our distillery in the legendary tequila town of Antotonilco El Alto. Once the piña, or heart of the agave, has properly cooked it yields a warm honey flavored nectar, and we begin the fermentation and distillation processes. That’s when the magic happens.  Papa Bueno Silver is double distilled to be smooth and ready to enjoy immediately, but for the richer-flavored Papa Bueno Añejo, our tequila must age in oak barrels for at least a year. 100% agave. 100% passion.  Whoa! Smooth.

Being Bueno

means many things.  It is an attitude and a view that sees that our world works well with an element of fun, a measure of responsibility and an upbeat soundtrack.  We invite you to define it for yourself. Spread the spirit and share the spirits.  Enjoy and accept, lift and encourage — fun is the right thing!
Most of all be a good friend, be a good influence and be Bueno.
​Please enjoy Papa Bueno Tequila responsibly.
papa bueno, tequila, blanco, reposado, anejo

Find Papa Bueno Tequila online:

Sipping off the Cuff: Nectar Blends Agave Wine

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Nectar Blends Agave Wine.

 

 

 

Siempre Tequila – Bartenders Battle in Toronto #respecttheagave

CSLwXaEWsAErA74We haven’t tasted Siempre yet (we’re hoping to) but we like to encourage any events that promote tequilas – especially in Canada, where a wide variety of agave spirits is hard to come by. If you attend this event, please let us know how it went. We’d love to share your video or written review.

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This party is kinda like a big deal.

Everyone knows the Addisons throw the best house parties.
Indulge in Siempre signature cocktail specials and enjoy gourmet celebrity chef prepared eats while some of Toronto’s most elite drink mixologists
go head to head in a black box tequila bartending battle like no other.

The Addisons Residence is Toronto’s hottest new nightclub with a house party atmosphere. Check it out.

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The Addisons Residence – Kitchen

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The Addisons Residence – Living Room

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The Addisons Residence – Games Room

You can’t have a tequila battle without a tequila master.

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Manny Contreras, Master Tequilier.

Master Tequilier Manny Contreras is the mastermind behind making sure the bartenders competing will #respectheagave. You can follow him on social media@mannyxologist and kick you tequila knowledge up a notch before the 21st.

About Manny:
Ever since my first taste at the young age of 13 years old I began to cultivate my appreciation for all things tequila. Proudly born and raised in Mexico City, my family owned and operated many bars and restaurants in the city and its surrounding areas. This first taste of tequila was provided to me by my father, who wasted no time honing my palate and augmenting my knowledge of this amazing spirit.

After many years in the hospitality and tourism industry in my homeland and the Americas, I made my way to Toronto in 2009 where I was presented with the exciting challenge of mastering the bar and restaurant scene in a new and vibrant city. After working in many Bartender and Bar Manager roles in Toronto I worked towards certification as Maestro Tequilero (Master Tequilier) and was certified by the Acedemia Mexicana del Tequila in early 2013. The coveted title of Maestro Tequilier is bestowed upon only 500 individuals worldwide and I am proud to say that I am the only Master Tequilier working in Canada today.

Dj Young Mase is awesome.

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Dj Young Mase

One of Detroit’s most influential musical pioneers continues to build his unique brand across the world. His high-energy vocals and enthusiastic approach to entertaining crowds have given him the nickname “The King Of Hype”. Beginning his musical career at Channel 955 FM Detroit as one of the original “Bomb Squad” DJs, radio has followed Mase over the last 10 years including live shows & podcast in Ohio, Flint, Philly & Europe! Furthering his career, Mase became the one of biggest mixtape DJs in the US during the mid 2000’s! Mase dominated all aspects of mixtape game from hosting, producing, artwork and most importantly by breaking artist. Having numerous national features and dominating the local Detroit scene , Mase was awarded the “Mixtape DJ Of The Year” award in 2007. The overwhelming success landed Mase the job of tour support DJ for Eminem’sShady Records. There he traveled with every signed member of the label including Obie Trice, D12, SlaughterHouse and Royce Da 5 9. Most recently Mase was given the “Best Radio Promo” award from Miami’s 15th annual Diamond awards. With over 16 international tours under his belt, Mase continues to travel the world showcasing his amazing talents. New sets of Dance, EDM, Trap, & House can be found on his brand new website LiveWithMase.com. Also check for new Hip-Hop interviews and Videos at Youtube.com/YoungMaseLive.

Did someone say bartender battle?

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Briottet is a world class producer of fine liqueurs.

Competitors will face off in a head-to-head Black Box competition where they will have to create an original cocktail based on whatever theme they wish. They will be issued a selection of ingredients to choose from supplied by Briottet Liqueurs andthecraftybartender.com, various fruits veggies, garnishes and all the things you can usually find behind the bar. But a few secret ingredients will be hiding in that black box all competitors must use. Each will have 5 minutes to prepare/create ingredients to utilize to craft a cocktail of their choice.

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Bartender will have to use Siempre Tequila Plata as the main ingredient.

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The Crafty Bartender is known for its rare and amazing bartender products.

This competition is an opportunity to push the limits as a bartender, to learn, be inspired and to inspire others with individual creativity.

Good host, amazing chef.

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Underground Chef Co. (UCC) Founder, Chef Joe Friday

You can’t have a bartender battle without the masterminds behind a chef battle.

The Underground Chef Co. (UCC), our partner for this event, will be live and direct. Fresh off the success of their most recent and highly anticipated chef battle (NOW Toronto), UCC Founder Chef Joe Friday (ViaVai) has put together a delicious menu of bar battle-approved eats ($5-$9).

Made for chefs by chefs, UCC was founded in 2015 with the objective of providing chefs and restaurateurs a platform to help better serve the culinary community and to help amplify their positive impact. Based in Canada, the Underground Chef Company produces events in Toronto and Montreal, with plans to expand into the US in 2016.

Oh yeah, and we’ll have lots of Siempre Tequila.

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Ok, let’s do this.

FYI – we’re giving away some free early bird tickets while quantities last.
See you at The Addison’s Residence. Let’s party.

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Are you a big deal? Reply to this e-mail or contact our PR team below for VIP services, we’ll get you on the list. :)

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Siempre Facts

NOM: 1438
Age: Blanco Tequila
Distillery: Destiladora del Valle de Tequila, S.A. de C.V.
Web Site: http://siempretequila.com
Agave Region: Highlands and Lowlands (50/50)
Type: 100% BlueWeber
Oven Type: Hornos – Brick
Extraction Method: Shredder Roller
Distillation Method: Pot Still – Stainless Steel
Distillation: Double Distilled
Alcohol Volume: 40% Alc/Vol
Unit: Apothecary Clear Glass – 750 ml
Case: 6 Bottles per Case
Price Category: $65 to $88 Can MSR

Siempre Tequila Plata:
Siempre Spirits is a new and exciting tequila brand based in Canada and founded by Alex Lacroix and Monica Sanita. Boasting a charismatic illustration inspired by Mexican folk art as its logo, Siempre Tequila is a new spirits brand made from 100% blue weber agave produced in tequila’s heartland Tequila, Jalisco. Siempre Tequila is available for purchase through Cottonwood Wine and Spirits Agency and is currently being served at El Catrin and The Addisons Residence. Look for more Siempre Tequila in restaurants and bars across the GTA. Siempre Tequila will introduce an aged version of the spirit, Reposado in 2016. Visithttp://siempretequila.com. and follow along on social media by clicking on icons below.

North American Sales Contact:

Chris Matte
Siempre Spirits Limited
Chris@siempretequila.com
1 877 4 SIEMPRE

Elizabeth Wright
Cottonwood Agency
Sales@cottonwoodagency.com
416.918.4039

Media Contacts:
Karen Nussbaum
Storia PR
Karen@storiapr.com
416.301.3193

Daphna Nussbaum
Storia PR
daphna@storiapr.com
416.892.5038