Sipping Off the Cuff | Terralta Tequila Blanco

  “I’m not in the business of fancy bottles, I’m in the business of making tequila.” Felipe… Click To Tweet From www.creospirits.com: I’m standing inside Destileria El Pandillo in Arandas, Jalisco. It is located approximately 80 miles from Guadalajara, deep in the highlands of the western Mexican state. The mad scientist moonlighting as a third-generation master … Read more

Love and Fun at the Mammoth Margarita Festival

[Editor’s Note:  All photos and videos are by Tequila Jockey, David Dinius, Special Correspondent to Tequila Aficionado Media at the Mammoth Margarita Festival.  Thanks also to Michelle Dinius and David Decker.] For Love and Fun One of the more beloved #agavespirits events is @MargFest1 in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Click To Tweet One of the more … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | De la Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila Liqueur

From the De La Tierre Website: The story is simple, It all started out with an epiphany that hit Troy Bilodeau January 31st 2010. A then long time friend Wayne Rezunyk and Troy put their heads together and started testing that day, this was followed with a little research (tasting) okay okay a lot of research, then they agreed that they maybe … Read more

Chisholm Trail Crafts | Jarrito Tumbler Tasting Notes

Tasting notes submitted to Chisholm Trail Craft Glasses for the prototype of Stolzle’s jarrito tumbler, a proposed vessel designed to exclusively appreciate agave spirits. *** JARRITO TUMBLER TASTING NOTES   Mr. Romeo Hristov from Chisholm Trail Crafts, Incorporated, has asked me to test a prototype of the Jarrito tumbler for tequila/agave spirits produced by Stölzle … Read more

Open Bar | Romeo Hristov of Chisolm Trail Crafts Glasses

Artisinal Glasses Made for Artisinal Spirits Mike Morales interviews Romeo Hristov of Chisolm Trail Crafts Glasses, makers of fine tequila glassware, on this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar.     Chisolm Trail Crafts: LUXURY HANDCRAFTED TEQUILA & MEZCAL GLASSES       Chisholm Trail Crafts’ Glasses (CTC Glasses) is a small Texas company specializing … Read more

Women In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

The First Time Barbara Sweetman has single handedly given more people in the world their first taste of mezcal. Click To Tweet I first met Barbara Sweetman, Vice President of Caballeros, Inc., and International Sales Manager of Scorpion Mezcal, and now, Sierra Norte Whiskies in March 2011. I was visiting the infamous Nightclub & Bar … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Mandala Tequila Extra Anejo

From the Mandala Tequila Website: A MANDALA has remained valid in all cultures around the world for thousands of years, it is not limited to borders, religions or cultures, it is accessible to all humanity, which is why it has very strong and broad meanings, all derived from a circle for us a mandala is … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Malinalli Tequila Anejo

Mike Morales and Jim Johnston are floored by Malinalli’s latest iteration – Malinalli Tequila Anejo. Click To Tweet From the Malinalli Tequila Website: NOM: 1551 AGAVE SOURCE: The Midlands Region of Jalisco COOKING METHOD: stone/brick oven CRUSHING METHOD: Roller mills DISTILLATION: Double distilled. It is filtered for smoothness using a preparatory filtration process. STILL TYPE: … Read more

Tequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Skepticism and Terror In early June 2017, I was interviewed via email by VinePair’s conscientious staff writer, Nickolaus Hines, on whether I thought that mezcal could “…Grow its way to the Mainstream Without Losing its Roots.” Skepticism usually sets in whenever we’re approached for quotes by writers attempting to compose complex articles about the plight … Read more

Mix Up a Good Time with Scorpion Mezcal and Mexican Chocolate

If there’s one thing I love pairing with mezcals, it’s chocolate.  When you find a great quality mezcal that can hold it’s own against a dark chocolate, pair it.  The flavor combinations will open your palate to a whole new world of flavorful delights.  Here are just a few suggestions for pairing with the Scorpion … Read more