Response to the interview series with Master Distiller Germán González has been wonderful. Rightly so, for a man who is a living part of tequila history and continues to make history today with T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorona. Here are some of your questions answered: Q: Does Germán always blend agaves from Tamaulipas and Atotonilco because … Read moreGermán González’s T1 Tequila Uno–Questions and Answers
“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”–Ludwig van Beethoven In music, an octave is the difference in sound between the first and eighth note on a musical scale. In astrology, the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are commonly considered the … Read moreTears Of Llorona–Tequila’s Higher Octave
In this clip, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the difficulty in getting consumers to sip 100% agave tequila and shares a technique that a particular bartender uses to educate drinkers who ask for T1 in a cocktail. A thoughtful bartender or mixologist will always serve the customer in … Read moreA Bartender’s Tip from Germán González
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 … Read moreThe Rules of Agave with Germán González
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 … Read moreTasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (5)
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 … Read moreGermán González–Tequila From The Heart
What’s Wrong With This Picture? By now, many of you may have already seen both of these distasteful photos on Diddy’s Instagram account for his new venture with Diageo and DeLeón tequila that began in early 2014. Dressed in his trademark dark suit, Diddy attempts to sacrifice a blue agave piña while at the same time asking … Read moreDiddy Disses Tequila’s Jimadores….
…Or, at least, how to act like one There are two official schools in Mexico that train people to be certified catadores (tequila tasters). One is actually a faction of the original school established in 2000 and known as the Academia Mexicana del Tequila (Mexican Tequila Academy). After a bitter falling out between the founders, … Read moreHow to Taste Tequila Like a Catador…
Agave Spirits Everywhere! If you’ve been following Tequila Aficionado Media closely, you may have noticed a lull in the weekly Sipping Off The Cuff ™ episodes that traditionally have aired every Friday. As you may know, every tequila, mezcal or sotol label that submits samples for Sipping Off The Cuff ™ is automatically entered into our ground-breaking … Read moreA Truckload of Agave – Agave Spirits, That Is