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Telson Blanco Tequila Review

With Mike Morales and Skip Falconer

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Mike Morales 

Too high folks you are watching and listening to sipping off the cuff on tequila aficionado media and all of our channels and networks on Mike Morales here in the heartbeat of the San Gabriel Valley. That guy out there is

Skip Falconer 

skipped out there in Los Angeles, California.

Mike Morales 

Skip World Champs. I call it I call this it’ll be April. We know here’s what you don’t know. We have a brand new tequila. Yes, sir. Breaking on the market. What’s the name? Ellison. Actually it’s them soon. Soon real soon. Yeah, obviously the accent on the oh, that means you just emphasize it. So this this is brand new they’re out of Las Vegas apparently. Look at the bubbles on that thing. I

Skip Falconer 

don’t know if you’ve got bubbles like Mike

Mike Morales 

likes grew you know how I love bubbles.

Skip Falconer 

I love those bubbles. Yeah, I

Mike Morales 

do. It’s so brand new that we have very little information on it there Do we have an Instagram which is where we found them and reached out to them and we’re getting in touch with the owner I think they he’ll be in a future profiles and a guy whose spirits the who’s who books that we come up with. So I’m kind of anxious to try this out. Because you know, I’m gonna go on and live right now as a brand promise nominee and the packaging, I gotta say. Very elegant, very nice. Yes, very nice. And but it’s heavy. It’s a substantial bottle. So, as usual, we’re going to pour the juice tasted and it will give you all the status stories in the ins and outs. We just broke the seal off of this Gosh, off camera a little bit ago. Yeah. Whoa. I’m going to use Glencairn. I think I think you’re using your Glencairn. Right, Glen, Karen, I Here we go.

Skip Falconer 

Yes, sir. Oh

Mike Morales 

yeah. Yeah, that was that was holy cow. Wait till we tell you where it’s coming from folks. Yeah. Geez.

Skip Falconer 

So what 1545 1545

Mike Morales 

That distillery just by name alone. We’ve had several several tequilas from that. That distillery it’s a Sienna companhia and Hotel California comes out of there. Kya 23 Octeon which I’ve never been able to get Pocky Paki. Paki. And then I say kya 23. That’s that’s another one that that is coming out of there. Oh, and custom Mexico, which was a brand new promise nominee and a winner. So yes, yes. So expect a little bit of quality out of this tequila gamut

Skip Falconer 

nice pearls.

Mike Morales 

Yeah, it’s, it’s

Skip Falconer 

it is. It is nice. It was nice and shiny. Wow. Nice legs. Yes, you

Mike Morales 

folks can see that on my glass. Yeah, you can. I mean, I if I hold this up, you kind of lose the legs and tears because I guess my lighting is sufficient today.

Skip Falconer 

Oh, look at that, man. They’re nice.

Mike Morales 

I have a lingering bubble. You don’t have I have several. Oh, I’m jealous. You

Skip Falconer 

seem to see that.

Mike Morales 

I have three. Yeah, I’ve got one. The reason we make we make a big deal out of that, folks is that bubbles. They don’t necessarily denote quality but it’s a really good sign. And it’s rare that you see bubbles in a tequila most often you’ll see them in the scars at a higher proof. In fact, that’s probably how the my SMS guy that’ll actually grades the the ballpark of the of the ABV. He’ll get it to within a degree just by just by the bubbles. So it’s always a good sign in my opinion.

Skip Falconer 

Wow, I still have that bubble. I have one that

Mike Morales 

What are you getting

Skip Falconer 

some Brian Enos. Yeah,

Mike Morales 

but there’s a depth in there that I can’t pin down it almost smells like a carmelize the Godhead like like It’s like Bert. Or, or smoke. Yeah. A little bit and it’s almost, you know if you didn’t know what you were sensing, you think it was chemical but it’s not it isn’t and somewhere in the center than what Chris says I don’t normally use a blog. I don’t normally use a Glencairn for the Broncos although although I have in the past but not recently. And so it behaves a little bit differently than then out of a out of a hereto

Skip Falconer 

Okay, yeah, this this I live

Mike Morales 

Oh, there’s another good one. I’ll buy that. I’ll buy all of them. brininess Yeah, yeah, I’ll buy that. Yeah, and like at the bottom, the center at the bottom but first of all, I’m Harley Harley. No alcohol but at the center of the bottom I’m I’m getting a I’m getting a just as a touch of aniss Not a lot it’s almost it’s very faint.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah

Mike Morales  

I think maybe it needs to open up a little bit.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah, maybe maybe that’s it

Mike Morales 

those legs and tears are beautiful. Wow,

Skip Falconer 

man. I’m not getting that normal citrusy. Yeah, no, not from not from this one.

Mike Morales 

But there is some kind of sweetness to it like an anus or a mint

even even, it might even be like an orange blossom.

Skip Falconer 

Oh, you know what? I just got that. That meant

Mike Morales 

Yeah, it’s it’s a flowery you know. Somewhere between herbaceous and flowery, but it’s really herbal. Yeah. And I think you’re right the brininess in the tools like psycho well yeah, like an olive oil

there’s a lot of depth though. It’s heavy instead of heavy to kill. It doesn’t have that. It doesn’t have that bright. You know, knows that that you and I are used to, you know, like for Highlands tequilas will have that bright you know the lime and all that that we normally Yes. Yeah, and then if you if you wait for it, you get that little bit and hospice right in the center.

Skip Falconer 

And you get a little I’m getting a little pepper now. Okay, carnival or white pepper.

Mike Morales 

Yeah, and I get more of that. brininess though it’s a it’s a mixture. It’s yeah, it’s like sweet and briny. Sweet. Okay, yeah. It’s light. So I can’t say that it’s clashing. But but they’re trying to they’re they’re trying to gain your attention

while you’re at ready to dive in, cuz Yes, yes. Yeah, we’re here all day. We’re smelling this thing here we go wow

why’d you first?

Skip Falconer 

That that lit up my palate? Oh, the spiciness? Yeah. And there’s a there’s a touch of sweetness in there.

Mike Morales 

Yeah, there’s a sweetness in there that I thought was overly sweet, but then it just died. Because, you know, keep an eye. We’ve had we’ve had some poorly done tequilas with additives in it. This distillery is not known to use them. So I won’t go I won’t say that. But it evolved. And And wow, what a finish.

Skip Falconer  

Yes. Yeah, it’s gone. thermos is it’s warming up Yeah, I still get the spiciness

Mike Morales 

yeah that sweetness was just on the intake once once it got past right the beginning and it just the pepper explosion and I got that little bit of anus in the rear of my sides of my tongue to the rear of the of the palate and then a long finish but it was a bit confusing it’s still I’m gonna have to go in there again because I that first pass was was tricky it was it was tricky

Skip Falconer 

yeah and the nose didn’t really quite gel with the with the tastes

Mike Morales 

Yeah, I was expecting more of that olive oil brininess you know like yes, yes, it wasn’t there.

Skip Falconer 

That pepper is buzzing is there though it’s still there. Yeah, yeah

Mike Morales 

I’m gonna try one more here we go.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah, me too I got

Mike Morales 

I got some fiber SNESs there’s a density on the on the pallet. That to me when I was doing the retro nasal that’s what you hear me doing click when it sounds like I’m clearing my throat. And it it gave me like a fibrous like a like I got it paper kind of kind of sent or or retro nasal which which I only detect and perceive in MS calls. The Scala Soto’s RHIC is where they ferment with the fibers. I’m not sure what they’re doing with this. Most tequilas don’t ferment with fibers or you know, they don’t they just don’t let me see what the information is that I’ll reach in the press release.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah, cuz I got none. Yeah, this is brand new here.

Mike Morales 

Okay, it’s a flagship though some Blonko reposado and Anita Hill, we only got to Blonko multi brand beverage startup Romero brands releases three new boutique tequila as they’re out of Las Vegas 100% Blue Agave from the highlands of Jalisco and created from a thirst of for authenticity and transcendence. Okay. Let me see a brilliant crystal clear color with a sweet vanilla aroma and undertones of delicate agave. You know, I didn’t know if it was. I didn’t. I wouldn’t say it was vanilla.

Skip Falconer 

I didn’t I didn’t get that either.

Mike Morales 

Yeah. But you know, that’s what they’re saying. Yes, the bloco rep one down. Yeah. Hope it says East 750 features of geographic coordinates. They’ll give you the locations and sound a label on the on the neck.

Skip Falconer 

Mike. I get the I get the vanilla now.

Mike Morales 

Is that what is that what we’re getting? Proceed? I’m getting the vanilla now. Why would it have the MILA but I’m getting it now. It’s opening up a little bit more now that we’ve had a couple of passes. Yeah. But it’s It’s a cross between vanilla and that orange

Skip Falconer 

that that?

Mike Morales 

I you know, I’m not a fan of that. But I’m going to I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt here because it’s coming out of the house. Yeah. And that can’t be Janya. The farm in San Jose de Gracia. Which that area also mixed on Pilar. That’s where Dopler grows his Agave in that in that same town as a matter of fact. Does. I know that they do they do Mozart? No, not all distillery,

Skip Falconer 

not just distillery not least what type of use are they you use?

Mike Morales 

Die? Let me see. I don’t know. I’m just reading off what they’re worth and what they sent us. Let’s see. Okay, we’re the first crop of telephone tequila or whatever. Agave was thrown out a patch of three acres at 6194 feet above sea level. hand selected crop for his first batch. Honors land beautiful a guy A Our journey starts here. Okay. See Texas name from the urban legend that scorpions found their afterlife into Keela. Why? Tell son, meaning the tale really pays homage to the scorpion stinger. Where the venom has been healing powers has has healing powers and aphrodisiac properties present every time we enjoy telson, tequila, okay. Pricing, you were asking about pricing. Here we go. The MSRP is 3999 for the bloco 4799 for the rebel silo and 5699 for the annual and it’s available in Nevada, Utah, and you can buy it online. And that’s what we get so far. Let’s see, artisanal tequilas are handcrafted from the highest quality 100% agave. Okay, here we go. Here’s here’s the process scale, which is carefully harvested, closely trimmed, and slowly cooked in brick ovens. Ah, ha. The cooked Agave has been crushed, fermented and distilled in small batches, leaving us with a remarkably beautiful aroma and taste profile. Our meticulous and well thought out process goes far beyond exceptional tequilas. Our social responsibility and sublime love for our community is what drives our passion and soul. Visit telephone tequila online or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok. And that’s all we get. That’s it. So that’s what they’re telling us. And if I’m just going to have to say that that’s all everything that’s going on in here has got to be natural. Because yeah, that distillery is not known for using additives.

Skip Falconer 

I tell you, I’m still as I still have the, the peppery, my my the numbness on my lips. It’s it’s it’s still rolling in there. Yeah.

Mike Morales 

That’s an interesting nose. It’s interesting how it evolved away from brainy. And then and then the sweetness is finally you know what, now that we’ve gone through a couple passes, and I have my glass and now it’s sweeter on the bottom.

Skip Falconer 

Yes. And you know what I got on that last pass. I got Anis

Mike Morales 

Well, I got that, like at the very back of my palette on the first pass this week.

Skip Falconer 

I got it on my second pass.

Mike Morales 

Okay. The sweetness was a little confusing. I wasn’t sure what that was. I didn’t. I didn’t like you said I didn’t expect to have the sweetness come up. When when you were getting the brininess and in the olive. I thought maybe we’ll get a little bit more gamey you know, but that’s not what happened

well, there’s, there’s some substances structure in that mid palate. It’s heavy it’s dense you know if

Skip Falconer 

if you leave it there I liked the pepper. I like that spiciness of this tequila

Mike Morales 

receipt and I like the denseness there’s that paper, agave fiber SNESs and it’s all it’s all at the mid palate. Yeah, you know and then and then yeah, I do get that Yanis but that’s usually at the rear. Yeah, this guy is spectacular finish Wow. It does. And can we get past this knows though this this really the nose?

Skip Falconer 

The nose is confusing. But I think the juice I think it’s it’s pretty good juice.

Mike Morales 

Okay, well, then you know what, let’s just let’s just let’s see how it runs. This is a brand new promise nominee we’ll see what the Blonko category we’ll see how it performs you know as we do our scoring, but yeah, it’s it’s bold. I guess the other thing too it’s like the nose comes o’clock cross like it’s not as bold you know? That except for a way except for the brightness and the sweetness. And then and then as it goes in it’s like that explosion and that light finish

Skip Falconer 

I just exactly because it’s, it’s the pepper is jumping around in my mouth. It’s it’s nice. It’s a nice finish for me.

Mike Morales 

Yeah, it’s, well it’s a substantial tequila. It is really, there’s, there’s a great structure to it. It’s, it’s, it’s, it’s beefy, right right in the center. There’s there’s that fibrous myths that I get. Back I say I’ve only had it’s not as pronounced as it is with a miss dolls and the soap dolls. But it’s there and it’s it’s unusual and it’s Akela to get this this much denseness for me, so, you know, small batch small field. Probably old old plants too, you know? Yeah. Yeah,

Skip Falconer 

I don’t think these young plants

Mike Morales 

No, no, not the way it’s not the way it’s behaving. I really want to get past this nose though. Man. I this is still my first my first pour i Yeah, you pour it yet. You put a second one?

Skip Falconer 

i i I’m done. I’ve I’ve

Mike Morales 

even the retro nasal is very pleasant. That fiber system the retro nasal and I get oh hell man. I gotta pour another one just just for kicks and giggles man because Okay, okay, okay, I was surprised I really was because it’s just it’s it’s behaving so differently and you know, I love the bubbles. There’s got lingering bubbles like a Moscato Yeah. I mean, you know, I wish I knew more about the process and you know, if they’re, if they’re fermenting in wood that’s because I’m not sure if if the if the distillery has wood backs or stainless steel like you said, I’m not sure if they’re using champagne yeast All I know is I’ve had lots of quality two kilos coming out of that distillery including Viva Mexico just recently for 2021 and I got to put this right up there man it’s just

Skip Falconer 

yeah, the nose the nose is the nose is really really confusing.

Mike Morales 

Yeah you know, because I’m sensing like I say I started sensing the orange blossom a little bit. And then and then when the first port we did get that brininess at that all of thing and then the sweetness wasn’t as prominent until it started open up.

Skip Falconer 

Tell us just open up and now when I did this, the second pour is gone back to the brininess Yeah,

Mike Morales 

it’s like the sweetness is is is drowned out by the bride

Skip Falconer 

there is no sweetness there’s there’s there spiciness there spicing this

Mike Morales 

but you know, we’re we’re skip was saying that it was like a brightness. I was getting more of a like a burnt caramel. You know, like, like, if they’re using the brick ovens, you know that wouldn’t be unusual right? You know Alright, I’m gonna let’s just see how it runs you know cuz this could be I had no way what I know what this distillery it’s got to be all natural as can’t there they just do not. They don’t use the additives. So this is this can’t be you know, if it’s fermenting and wouldn’t vats? I would I would, you know, I would say or maybe if they’re resting it you know maybe there’s putting it in a barrel for like, you know, lunar rested for like five days or something, right. That’s not what they’re saying. Because look at how bright and shiny

Skip Falconer 

Yeah, it’s not this doesn’t look like it’s been rested

Mike Morales 

now. And they would say that, but then again, sometimes the people that write the copy don’t really understand what the process is.

Goddamnit finish is good

Well, I’ll tell you why. You can get past the nose if the nose kind of makes you suspicious. Just swallow and just put it just all the characters at the at the mid palate for me. Yeah, everything. Yeah. Because this somebody didn’t even go in that suite like it did on the first pass. It didn’t. It did it. No, that first pass. It was it was sweet. And it was a loose kind

Skip Falconer 

of swim. Yeah, and you know, I, I appreciate sweet. Yeah, but in the Blonko No,

Mike Morales 

you know, that’s why I’m saying this is unusual. But once you once you intake it. Um, the second on the second refill. Okay, the second pour. It’s all of it the the retro nasal the beef Enos, you know, the fiber SNESs that I’m detecting? Or maybe, you know, a skip put it the brightness, the olive oil kind of thing. Yeah.

Skip Falconer 

And, you know, on the second pass, I didn’t even get that. i The majority of it is the spiciness. For me, it’s, it’s really it’s

Mike Morales 

yeah, it’s a tasty Blonko Yeah, and I’d like spice. Yeah, yeah. Because it’s, uh, you know, the sometimes the older the plant is, the more the, the spicier it, you know, the peppery it gets. Oh, you know what, I’d like to taste this. as it ages. I’d like to see what what it does is a repple silo and what it does is it on yellow, if the spiciness converts into like cinnamon spice, so it gets hot, you know, from the barrel. Be nice to see how this how this evolves? Yeah.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah. It really would. I’m thinking it would be delicious. Okay. Cocktail worthy. I would put it in like a margarita.

Mike Morales 

I think it was stand up to a bleh Maria. Also, because of the Pelham Enos. Oh, okay. Yeah, that mid palate though. It’s substantial. It’s really got that that really? That Agave punch to it? Yeah. What a finished? Yeah,

Skip Falconer 

I would, I would. I would sip this.

Mike Morales 

Yeah, I would too. And I think having just done a tasting with Bryce a little a little bit ago, I asked Bryce, we think with this going on, in our ranch water. And they go Yeah, you know, little Topo Chico and, and a thing of ice and, you know, maybe opened up a little bit more to be refreshing, but this is denser. And that’s why I say maybe it’d be better as a food pair. You know? Yeah. With meats and cheeses or something because this is this mid palate. It’s got it’s got great character. But you know, that’s, that’s it. Unless you folks are getting it somewhere in Vegas. Let us know what you’re doing with it. Because I want to know more. I’m gonna I’m gonna we’re gonna have them. Like I said, in a future edition of a who’s who that guy was spirits. But that’s our take on town soon. Tequila. This is a block all is all we got. And we’re hoping to get the rest of the lines. I really would like to get more of it. Right. I’d love to right here. ordinates Yeah, yeah. For the property. Okay, so you can you can google map this thing. And they’ll show you right, right where the fields are. Again, their pricing is not bad. I would pay that price.

Skip Falconer 

Yeah, it’s not bad at all. No.

Mike Morales 

So that’s our take on Mike Morales here in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. That guy up there is skip Falconer in Los Angeles, you guys have been watching and listening to sipping off the cuff on tequila aficionado media, anywhere where you listen to your podcast like Spotify, which is where we’re on now and all the other platforms. Follow us on Instagram follow skip on his Instagram. His handle is tequila since a which used to be my handle. Well, but not anymore. And and you know if you’re watching us on YouTube please subscribe hit the notification bell. Give us a like because that does help us on the algorithm. Yes and leave us a comment because we are reading the comments were a little slower getting them but we’re we’re because we put out so many you know so many videos, but we will get to your comments and whatever you do the miter saw your midday.

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