Tragos Amargos Blanco Tequila Review

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In 2010 Jaime Juarez coming from 20 years in wholesale goods and Roberto Isais, with 20 years in logistics and relationships with reputable distilleries in the heart of Jalisco Mexico, decided to team up and had a vision of sourcing out the best quality spirits Mexico has to offer in Tequila .

Sipping Off the Cuff | Tragos Amargos Tequila Blanco http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4rcIn 2015 while 3Crowns continues working from the low lands to the highlands of Jalisco finds and creates a true sipping tequila and teams up with the perfect partner, the legendary hispanic male singer, Ramon Ayala AKA “The Accordian King” to bring you the true taste of Tequila! Tragos Amargos Liquor is such an iconic song by Ramon Ayala & Los bravos del Norte and is performed and redone by Multiple artist over and over again.

3Crowns selected the Best Agave that is grown and raised in Los Altos (Highlands) de Jalisco, due to the rich fruitful taste of which the volcanic soil gives to the Pinas. Tragos Amargos Tequila is created by using only the best Highlands 8 year old ripe agave pinas and it shows in the taste. Today one of Tragos Amargos Tequila’s slogan is “Descubre el Sabor!”, translated to “Discover the Flavor”!!

And today the same visions and pioneering still continue by Jaime Juarez & Roberto Isais to bring you new brands and products for the spirits and cocktail Industry .Cheers!!

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El Consuelo Organic Blanco Tequila Review

El Consuelo Organic Tequila Blanco

El Consuelo’s Story:

Sipping Off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Blanco http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4rbEl Consuelo Tequilas sources its 100% organic agave from the Los Altos highlands in the Tequila region of Mexico. Because of the unique climatic characteristics and the air & soil, this area is well known for producing larger, fruitier agave, ideal for tequila. This organic agave ensures El Consuelo makes tequila the way tequila was meant to be, pure, smooth, and flavorful.

Enjoy, From the Mountains of Jalisco for the World to share.

OUR ORIGINS
El Consuelo is produced in the village of LAGUNILLAS MPIO DE ATOTONILCO EL ALTO whereby the community is engaged in every detail, from harvest through distillation & aging. This vertically integrated approach is very different from an arms-length transaction of importing product, or buying liquid from a distillery.

We make tequila the way that tequila was meant to be, pure, free of chemicals, or any additives. We do not contract with a distillery for the purchase of liquid, nor do we buy agave plants on the open market. Ever step of the tequila making process is done by the hands of our own farmers, from our own agave fields, with our own proprietary yeast, using own distillery, and our own bottling process. We believe OUR homemade process produces the best tasting tequila in the world.

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Pepe Z: The Mad Man of Tequila

Pepe Z: The Mad Man of Tequila http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4pSI’ve finally gotten around to binge watching Mad Men on Netflix.

In case you haven’t joined the Streaming Generation, or lived without cable TV for awhile, Mad Men is a series set in the 1960’s about a fictional ad agency called Sterling Cooper based in New York City’s famed Madison Avenue.

[Editor’s note: I still can’t believe I was born during the Eisenhower administration!]

Tequila marketing being my thing, naturally, I’m drawn to the product placement of distilled spirits on the historically accurate show.

Along with adverts concocted by admen for cigarettes, bras, and washing

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Vintage Cuervo ad

machine manufacturers, spirits companies like Seagram’s, Jack Daniels, and Jose Cuervo were also a part of the advertising renaissance, and not just on American soil.  These early Behemoths of Booze also took the fight offshore.

And nobody can tell you more about those challenges better than José Zevada.

The Mad Man of The Caribbean

Jose “Pepe” Zevada and the story of the Z Tequila Brand from Z Tequila on Vimeo.

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Iron Cactus menu.

I finally met the charismatic Pepe Zevada, the maker of Pepe Z Tequila, accompanied by Glynn Bloomquist, (CEO and Chairman), and Guy England (South Texas Market Manager), of Empresario LLC, the first Texas company to create, brand, distill, import, and market spirits.

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Fernando Lamas

With the elegance and charm suggestive of silver screen Latino Hollywood hunks like Ricardo Montalbán or Fernando Lamas, and peppered with jokes and anecdotes of the “glory days,” you get the sense that you’re reliving spirits industry history, Mad Men style.

Over a delicious lunch at the Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar on San Antonio’s renowned Riverwalk, Pepe regaled us with episodes of his life as the vice president of Brown-Forman in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.  During that time, he traveled to 106 countries (Pepe speaks 5 or 6 languages fluently) introducing Jack Daniels to those parts of the world.

After 30 years with Brown-Forman, he went on to work as vice president for the classic spirits distiller Hiram Walker (Sauza, Kahlúa, Courvasier, Beefeater), until the merger of Allied Domecq.

To Make a Long Story Short

After persistent encouragement from friends in Mexico, Pepe Z Tequila was Pepe Z: The Mad Man of Tequila http://wp.me/p3u1xi-4pSborn shortly after José retired from 35 years in the liquor industry.

But, in the tradition of the three generations of Sauzas, Don Julio González, José Cuervo and Don Eduardo Orendáin, Pepe was determined to only put his name on a quality tequila.

To create a batch of Pepe Z takes over three weeks.  He calls the blanco tequila the “mother” of the line, and claims that the selected agave is the key to a sterling product.

Pepe Z Tequila uses only lightly toasted virgin American Oak barrels (not charred) for its reposado and añejo expressions, and it is one of the lowest in methanol after distillation.

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Pepe, Guy and Glynn of Empresario.

These time tested techniques have not only achieved an authentic, “old world” flavor profile, but it has also garnered Pepe Z some serious hardware in the form of medals and awards.

 Flavor, Friendship and Family

Raised in Mexico of Spanish parents, José (Pepe is a common nickname for Josés) was brought up with strict moral values that have guided him throughout his life.

In his words, “I don’t do business without being friends, first.”  He asserts, “The liquor business is a people business, not a laptop business.”

In the era dominated by contracted brands with glamorous images and no backstory, Zevada prefers to take a page from those legendary patriarchs of tequila and make every effort to meet and greet each of his customers, personally.

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Pepe Zevada and Mike Morales.

Part of the brand’s strategy is to nurture its relationship with its hometown of Austin, and then to solidify its embrace on the rest of Texas before conquering other states.  This tactic has worked wonders as evidenced by the glowing testimonials given by his customers.

While his clients enthusiastically preserve their friendship with Pepe, Zevada gratefully acknowledges that, “My customers are part of the Z family.”

And, in a time where spirits are judged on perceived value, Pepe demands that his tequilas remain affordable, believing that luxury shouldn’t be so hard to come by.

Distinguished flavor, devoted friendship and defined family values is the method to Pepe Zevada’s effective–and infectious–“madness.”

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Cosa Salvaje Blanco Tequila Review

Mike and Rick taste and discuss Cosa Salvaje Tequila Plata.

From the Cosa Salvaje Website:

Cosa Salvaje Plata Tequila is bottled fresh from the still. It is an enticing treat with a light to medium-weight body and a spicy, floral set of aromatics. The moment it enters your mouth you will experience a warm wave of spicy, peppery and herbaceous flavors. Cosa Salvaje is a enticing Ultra smooth treat. We are changing the face of the Tequila drinking experience.

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Pepe Zevada Blanco Z Tequila Review

 Mike & Alex taste and discuss Pepe Z Tequila Blanco

The Z stands for Pepe Zevada

After 35 years travelling the world as an executive in the spirits industry, Pepe Zevada retired to Austin, Texas. However, it did not take him long to get back in the game and he quickly launched Z Tequila. His Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo tequilas have received awards and critical acclaim and are well-loved throughout Texas. Z Tequila’s value is as remarkable as its quality, because Pepe believes luxury shouldn’t be so hard to come by.

He stands for quality

Pepe Zevada Z Tequila is based in Austin, Texas and produced in the Highlands of Jalisco, where tequila originated. It is made with 100% Natural Highland Agave which is cooked in ecologically designed vertical pressure cookers that utilize gravity to extract only the aguamiel, the sweet honey of the agave. The left over parts of the agave are dried and used as fuel to heat the ovens and copper stills used to create Z Tequila. Pepe’s Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo tequilas are aged in lightly charred American Oak barrels. Pepe Zevada Z Tequila is 80 proof.

Find Pepe Z online here.

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

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AquaRiva Blanco Tequila Review

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AquaRiva Tequila

Cleo in Pool with AquaRIvaMeet Cleo Rocos, Co-star of BBC TV Kenny Everett Show, author of the “Gourmand Prize” winning book “The Power of Positive Drinking”, West End Producer and is the creator of award winning AquaRiva® Tequila.

In 2009 Cleo was honoured with a prestigious award by the tequila industry in Mexico. She decided to create AquaRiva® Tequila as she could not find a premium, smooth 100% agave tequila at an affordable price. Cleo’s 100% Agave AquaRiva® Tequila range is made from hand-selected eight-year-old Blue Weber agave plants and volcanic spring water from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

CleoBarrelsCleo spent over 11 months working with a master blender in Mexico, to create the 3 profiles of AquaRiva® Premium Tequila. She gives master classes in tequila and is a spirits judge. Cleo wanted to minimise the burn often found in tequila and leave the warmth and agave flavours. It’s a very long process to get right, reducing the burn and also reducing the methanol to a very, very low level, so really reducing the hangover people experience.
The label is an image of a couple dancing on the wing of an airplane. Cleo commissioned a 17-year-old art student who she met on the subway to paint the original.
AquaRiva® Tequila can be sipped and savoured as a short drink. It is perfectly balanced for cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders. Cleo has developed AquaRiva® Organic Agave Syrup, already in use in bars, restaurants and clubs Nationwide, enabling drinkers to enjoy sugar-free, reduced calorie versions of all cocktails such as Margaritas, Cosmopolitans and Mojitos etc.
Online:
Website http://aquariva.co.uk/home.html
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AquarivaTequila?ref=hl
Twitter https://twitter.com/cleorocos1
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8D7jzM3NgZKHgG5gjpkSwQ

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Alicantes Blanco Tequila Review

 

 

From the Alicantes website:

ENGLISH VERSION
Tequila is one of the oldest beverages in Mexico and the world, contrary to what people think, there are clues that our ancestors knew about distillation and were used a pair of pots for distill ; different cultures gave different names to this plant: metl, mecetl (Nahuatl), uadá (Otomi), Doba (Zapotec) and Akamba (Purepecha). The agaves were used by our ancestors to create spearheads, rope and other beverages such as “aguamiel” and “pulque”.

With the arrival of the Spaniards, the production process was enriched by merging the knowledge of both cultures without affecting the flavors, tradition and respect of our land, that should be retained during processing.

Tequila Alicantes preserves the tradition to make a distillate with this perfect fusion of cultures.

Snake, Coatl means wealth, wisdom and fear and was an important symbol for our ancestors in almost all our cultures. The Alicantes snakes are popular in the corn plots of Mexico, our ancestors considered that the Alicantes were sacred; they called them “Cincoatl” or “Cincuate” which translates as “The Corn Snake”. Because of their skin color people often say that they are “pintos”.

Our distillate is as before, like the first Tequilas, those who still have the full flavor and aroma of our land, unaffected by additives to give unnecessary colors and flavors. What is really important of a Tequila, is its agave taste, this fruit of the Mexican land grows by over 9 years for reach to your hands.

Harvested in free fields of herbicides chemicals and toxics, is made by Mexican hands under traditional methods such as cooking in stone ovens with a gentle extraction of agave honey in ancient mills with presses type “Trapiches”, and a natural slow fermentation with agave fibers without Chemical yeast and additives to accelerate. Our Master Tequilero implements high knowledge in his stills to separate volatile and heavy alcohols harmful to the body as so-called “heads and tails”, to obtain a true Tequila, which do not add anything more than the entire inheritance the great history of Mexico has given us.

The customs and flavors of our history must be respected.

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
El Tequila es de las bebidas más antiguas de México y el mundo, contrario a lo que se pueda pensar, existen pistas de que nuestros antepasados ya realizaban destilación de aguardientes de agave; diferentes culturas dieron distintos nombres a esta planta: metl, mecetl (náhuatl), uadá (otomí), doba (zapoteco) y akamba (purépecha). De los agaves aprovechaban para realizar puntas de lanza, hilo y otras bebidas como aguamiel y pulque.

Con la llegada de los Españoles, el proceso de elaboración se enriqueció fusionando los conocimientos de ambas culturas sin afectar los sabores que por tradición y respeto a nuestra tierra deben conservarse durante la elaboración.

En Tequila Alicantes preservamos esa tradición de hacer un destilado cuidando esa elaboración con la fusión perfecta de culturas.

La Serpiente, el Coatl, significa riqueza, sabiduría y temor y era un símbolo preponderante para nuestros antepasados en casi todas nuestras culturas. Los Alicantes son serpientes populares de las parcelas de maíz de los pueblos de México, nuestros antepasados creían que los Alicantes custodiaban el fruto del hombre y se les consideraba animales sagrados y respetados; les llamaban “Cincoatl” o “Cincuate” que se traduce como “La serpiente del Maíz” y por su color la gente dice usualmente que están “pintos”.

Nuestro destilado es como los de antes, como los primeros, de esos que aún conservan el completo sabor y aroma de los Agaves de nuestra tierra sin ser afectados por aditivos para dar colores y sabores innecesarios. Lo verdaderamente necesario de un Tequila, es su sabor a Agave, su sabor al fruto de la tierra Mexicana que crece por más de 9 años para poder llegar a tus manos.

Cosechado en campos libres de Herbicidas Químicos y Tóxicos, está elaborado por manos Mexicanas bajo métodos Artesanales como cocimiento de sus piñas en Hornos de Roca Volcánica con recubrimiento de Arcilla, con una extracción suave de mieles en molinos antiguos con prensas tipo “Trapiches” y con una fermentación lenta, natural con fibras de agave y sin levaduras Químicas. Nuestro Maestro Tequilero pone en práctica altos conocimientos en su destilación en alambiques para separar alcoholes volátiles y pesados dañinos para el cuerpo como los llamados “colas y cabezas” para así obtener un verdadero Tequila, al que no agregamos otra cosa más que toda la herencia que la gran historia de México nos ha brindado.

Porque las costumbres y los sabores de nuestra historia deben respetarse.

The definition of ol’ skool tequila. #noadditives #handcrafted #amatitan

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2015 Brands of Promise Nominees: Blanco Tequila

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See the 2015 Brands of Promise Nominees in the Blanco Tequila category and let us know if you agree with our nominations.

 

Who would you vote for?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Don’t Miss It:

LIVE 2015 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Award Show

We’ll be presenting our 3rd Annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards LIVE on Blab.im on March 14, 2016!  If you don’t want to go all the way to Blab.im, just tune in to www.TequilaAficionado.com on the evening of March 14th and you can watch all the action there.  We’ll have the live feed set up, so bring your favorite nominee for sipping and enjoy the show!

See the red carpet pre-show with Mike & Lisa at 7pm CDT and then join Mike, Lisa and Alex for the award presentations beginning at 8pm CDT (Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward on Sunday, March 13.)

 

 

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El Mayor Blanco Tequila Review

El Mayor Tequila

el mayorElegantly 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.

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Puerto Vallarta Blanco Tequila Review

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Casa Orendain

The national brand of the Casa Orendain founded in 1926 produces 10 different brands of tequila, which are available world-wide all bear the distinction of being produced by Tequila Orendain.

Giving credence and authority for its mark of distinction is the fact that Tequila Orendain has been awarded numerous blue ribbons at international events including a Gold Medal in 2006 at the International Wine & Spirit Competiton in London, England.

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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!!