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

The Tequila 3 Ring Circus

The End of an Era The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town. Click To Tweet Inspired by this poignant and heartfelt Facebook post by Tom Nall, the gregarious co-founder of Republic Tequila, and Empresario LLC:  The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town A new circus has replaced “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Imagine … Read more

Hacienda Mercado Anejo Tequila Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Hacienda Mercado Tequila. FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Hacienda Mercado  Our product preserves the … Read more

Hacienda Mercado Reposado Tequila Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Hacienda Mercado Reposado Tequila. FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Hacienda Mercado  Our product preserves … Read more

Hacienda Mercado Blanco Tequila Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Hacienda Mercado Blanco Tequila. FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Hacienda Mercado  Our product preserves … Read more

Corner Restaurant Fuels the Fire of Austin’s Craft Tequila Scene

[In mid-February 2016, at the suggestion of Andres Garcia, Regional Sales Manager of award winning Embajador tequila, Tequila Aficionado Media met with Brian Jaymont, General Manager of the Corner Restaurant, inside the JW Marriott in the heart of Austin, Texas. We were first exposed to the fine hospitality of the JW Marriott on our second visit to the Texas Nightclub … Read more

Arte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

On the evening of January 15, 2016, during the busy San Antonio Cocktail Conference weekend, Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales was invited to sit in on mezcal historian and author Ulises Torrentera’s Arte del Mezcal class and discussion. As a bonus, the event was sponsored by the luscious Wahaka Mezcal brand and moderated and translated by its … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Ekeco Tequila

  Ekeco Tequila De origen natural y ecológico con singular identidad y pureza por la materia prima con que se elabora, que proviene del agave azul, este tequila tiene que esperar hasta ocho años desde la siembra y fertilización natural con composta y sin ningún tipo de químicos, del Agave Tequilana weber variedad azul, único … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Crotalo Tequila Shake & Snake Margarita

  About Crotalo Tequila Crotalo Tequila is a traditionally crafted, limited production premium tequila. One hundred percent blue agave is hand selected and harvested with a coa by our jimadors, ensuring that only the finest pínas are used to produce Crotalo Tequila.​​ Our triple distilled plata followed by our double distilled reposado, añejo, extra añejo … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Crotalo Tequila

  About Crotalo Tequila Crotalo Tequila is a traditionally crafted, limited production premium tequila. One hundred percent blue agave is hand selected and harvested with a coa by our jimadors, ensuring that only the finest pínas are used to produce Crotalo Tequila.​​ Our triple distilled plata followed by our double distilled reposado, añejo, extra añejo … Read more