Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read moreUSA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

The Top 20 Craft Tequilas You’ve Overlooked

In early August of 2016, I received an email from USA Today asking me to weigh in on their craft spirits-themed Readers’ Choice contests, and in our case (at press time), the soon-to-be-launched craft tequilas list. I’ll be honest, I dread these lists.  What’s worse is, I dread being asked to participate in compiling them. Let … Read moreThe Top 20 Craft Tequilas You’ve Overlooked

Tequila Tapatío And The Source of Life

Welcome Back, Old Friend On two separate occasions, Carlos Camarena, the third generation master distiller of El Tesoro de Don Felipe and the equally famous and classic Tequila Tapatío, stepped outside of Las Perlas mezcal and tequila bar in the heart of downtown Los Angeles to enjoy a cigarette. Taking in the scenery of a chilly … Read moreTequila Tapatío And The Source of Life

National Tequila Day Tapatio Triple Play!

Enjoy a vertical flight of Tequila Tapatio in honor of National Tequila Day!  Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Tequila Tapatio Blanco, Reposado and Anejo – Look for their review of 110 coming soon too!   Blanco Reposado Anejo   Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required … Read moreNational Tequila Day Tapatio Triple Play!