Sipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal

El Silencio Mezcal In this episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales introduce our first official Mezcal tasting (look for Sotols coming soon too) of 2014 with El Silencio Mezcal.  This promises to be a year filled with delicious mezcals and we are pleased to kick it off with … Read more

Mezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: Acknowledge Other Points of View (Part 7 of 7)

Dogmatism sometimes gets the better of us.  When we’re teaching about the culture of mezcal, it is sometimes very easy to exaggerate and mis-state, by finding fact where there is none.  And when we’re preaching to the uninformed, we sometimes forget that there is always fact-checking.  The uninitiated will not always take what is stated … Read more

Mezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: The Cocktail Craze (Part 3 of 7)

I’ve read that the worst way to bastardize mezcal is to use it in a cocktail. Since publication that author has graciously tempered his dogmatism, likely after having realized that promoting mezcal as an ingredient in cocktails helps everyone in the broader alcohol consumption industry. Some bartenders still believe that it is not worth it to use a high quality expensive mezcal … Read more

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba … Read more

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more

Tequila Tasting Tonight!

  Tequila Tasting For those of you familiar with our tequila tasting program, Sipping Off The Cuff, we’re filming today! Sipping Off The Cuff Tonight with tequila Aficionado! Look for live tweets! Click To Tweet   How Much is Enough? 24 bottles of agave goodness are lined up and ready to offer themselves to M.A. … Read more

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Cowboy Up for the Wild Wild West Tour!

GAH!  You missed it! Click here to get on the VIP List for the next available opening Cowboy Up for the 2017​We’re launching our 3rd official outing and wild horses shouldn’t stop you from coming along on—The Wild Wild West Tour. You’re receiving this exclusive invitation for one of two reasons:You’ve raised the bar of … Read more