Open Bar Show #3 – 2015 Brands of Promise Preview

 

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch reveal the full list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards.

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About the Brands of Promise Awards

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards began in 2013 as 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 where large sums of money are involved in entering today’s contests and even more is required of winners in licensing fees to use the award logos on marketing, online and point of sale materials, we felt it was time that something change.

What Makes The Brands of Promise Different

We do not charge an entry fee to be considered for these awards, nor do we charge licensing fees for the winners to use the awards seal. You take your award with you as soon as you’ve won it. Winners simply download the high resolution images for their awards by clicking on the thumbnails here at www.TequilaAficionado.com.

We encourage winners to use them on their websites, brochures, social media, shelf talkers, and point of sale materials. We even provide a high resolution QR Code with the award seal on it that links directly to the award presentation. (In case you haven’t noticed, each of our Sipping Off The Cuff reviews receives a QR code that brands are always welcome to use online and in their marketing and packaging materials which links directly to their Sipping Off The Cuff review.)

Are You in the Running for 2016?

If you haven’t sent us your samples yet, what are you waiting for? Every tequila, mezcal, sotol and related product that we receive prior to August 15, 2016 will be considered for the 2016 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards. Isn’t it time the world knew about your product? Email Mike@TequilaAficionado.com for instructions on how to send your samples in for review. All it costs is your postage.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Anejo

About Milagro:

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.

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Open Bar #3: 2015 Brands of Promise Preview

2015 Brands of Promise Preview

Join us for our 3rd Open Bar show as we preview the 3rd Annual Brands of Promise Awards.

 

About the Brands of Promise AwardsSILVER 2013, awards

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards began in 2013 as 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 where large sums of money are involved in entering today’s contests and even more is required of winners in licensing fees to use the award logos on marketing, online and point of sale materials, we felt it was time that something change.

What Makes The Brands of Promise Different

BRONZE 2013, awards

We do not charge an entry fee to be considered for these awards, nor do we charge licensing fees for the winners to use the awards seal.  You take your award with you as soon as you’ve won it.  Winners simply download the high resolution images for their awards by clicking on the thumbnails here at www.TequilaAficionado.com.  We encourage winners to use them on their websites, brochures, social media, shelf talkers, and point of sale materials.  We even provide a high resolution QR Code with the award seal on it that links directly to the award presentation.  (In case you haven’t noticed, each of our Sipping Off The Cuff reviews receives a QR code that brands are always welcome to use online and in their marketing and packaging materials which links directly to their Sipping Off The Cuff review.)

Are You in the Running for 2016?

If you haven’t sent us your samples yet, what are you waiting for?  Every tequila, mezcal, sotol and related product that we receive prior to August 15, 2016 will be considered for the 2016 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards.  Isn’t it time the world knew about your product?  Email Mike@TequilaAficionado.com for instructions on how to send your samples in for review.  All it costs is your postage.

 

Sipping Off The Cuff: Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Reposado

About Milagro:

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.

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Blanco


 

About Milagro:

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.

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Revel Avila Agave Spirit Anejo

About Revel Avila:

With the introduction of something 500 years in the making. An organic agave spirit made in the Morelos region of Mexico, grounded in the purity of tradition and imagined to a new level. Timeless, tirelessly crafted, rooted in history, family and graced by the light of the setting sun. It has taken us more time to be born than any other spirit has been alive. And now, we are Revel, here for the rebellion against expectation. To slake the thirst you knew you had. And to cause another one for more.
From us. For you, Mas Espiritu!

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Revel Avila Agave Spirit Reposado

About Revel Avila:

With the introduction of something 500 years in the making. An organic agave spirit made in the Morelos region of Mexico, grounded in the purity of tradition and imagined to a new level. Timeless, tirelessly crafted, rooted in history, family and graced by the light of the setting sun. It has taken us more time to be born than any other spirit has been alive. And now, we are Revel, here for the rebellion against expectation. To slake the thirst you knew you had. And to cause another one for more.
From us. For you, Mas Espiritu!

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Sipping Off The Cuff: Revel Avila Agave Spirit Blanco

About Revel Avila:

With the introduction of something 500 years in the making. An organic agave spirit made in the Morelos region of Mexico, grounded in the purity of tradition and imagined to a new level. Timeless, tirelessly crafted, rooted in history, family and graced by the light of the setting sun. It has taken us more time to be born than any other spirit has been alive. And now, we are Revel, here for the rebellion against expectation. To slake the thirst you knew you had. And to cause another one for more.
From us. For you, Mas Espiritu!

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

Open Bar Show #2 with JLP Craft Margaritas

JLP Craft MargaritasWelcome to our National Margarita Day episode of Tequila Aficionado’s weekly Open Bar show!

This week, our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Lisa Pietsch had the pleasure of hosting Javier Martinez of JLP Craft Margaritas.

JLP Craft Margarita: 12 oz.can featuring JLP Blanco Tequila. 9% alcohol, non-carbonated.  Flavors: Golden Lime, Strawberry-Lime & Pomegranate.

See more about JLP Craft Margaritas on the Tequila Aficionado Wiki

We also discussed SlimRitas Margarita Mixes, Hornitos Lime Shot and Bat World Bat Sanctuary.

SlimRitas is made with fresh juices and a combination of natural zero calorie sweeteners. We eliminated the entire diet aftertaste by combining just the right sweeteners in just the right amounts. All this generates an authentic Tex-Mex margarita under 100 total calories. SlimRitas never uses citrus flavorings, high fructose corn syrup or Splenda.

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HORNITO’S LIME SHOT: A MUST-HAVE FOR THE KITCHEN BUT DON’T DRINK IT!

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Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year they rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and retired from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the American Sanctuary Association. Donations allow them to continue their rescue efforts for bats.

 

Sipping Off The Cuff: El Mayor Tequila Anejo

El Mayor Tequila

Elegantly structured and perfectly balanced, El Mayor® is internationally recognized as the world’s best-tasting family of 100% de agave tequilas. Indulge yourself and experience the handcrafted, award-winning taste of El Mayor Tequila. El Mayor is available in Blanco, Reposado and Anejo.

Sipping Off The Cuff™

Sipping Off The Cuff™ began as an audio podcast in 2006 and is Tequila Aficionado’s first and longest running tequila review program.

Sipping Off The Cuff(TM) is broadcast every Friday (and occasionally Tuesdays) on YouTube and TequilaAficionado.com. If you are a Tequila, Mezcal or Sotol brand owner and would like your product(s) reviewed on an upcoming episode of Sipping Off The Cuff(TM), please contact Mike@TequilaAficionado.com.

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