Learning From The Master – German Gonzalez

The tequila industry may not recognize their masters, but here at Tequila Aficionado, we know that we could never consider Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila and Tears of Llorona, any less than a Master at his art. Enjoy this intimate talk we had the pleasure of having with German Gonzalez when he took off … Read more

Germán González’s T1 Tequila Uno–Questions and Answers

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 more

Tears Of Llorona–Tequila’s Higher Octave

“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 more

A Bartender’s Tip from Germán González

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 more

Germán González and The Riedel Tequila Glass

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. … Read more

The Rules of Agave with 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 more

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (4)

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 … Read more

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (2)

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 … Read more

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (1)

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.

Germán González–Tequila From The Heart

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[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 more