Aguila Real Reposado Tequila Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Aquila Real Tequila Reposado, a curious flavor profile from Nom 1414.

 

From Aguila Real Tequila Online:

aguila, Aguila Real THE BOTTLE AND DESIGN

The inspiration behind our uniquely shaped bottle was manifested in our quest to redefine the consumers view of tequila and bring the spirits category the acclamation it merits. With this vision in mind, we created a bottle manufactured by one of the world’s finest glass makers which is perfectly polished to showcase the true essence of tequila.

ESCUDO ÁGUILA REAL

(“The Royal Eagle Shield“)
Our bottles are distinguished by a hand finished plated Eagle, which sits on its face and is made by one of the finest Mexican jewelers. A nickel satin finish is utilized on our Plata expression and a brass satin finish is utilized on our Reposado expression. Sparing no attention to detail, we incorporated a shield on the back side of the bottle to contribute to the esthetic of the creation of a perfectly centered Eagle in a shield, hence our brand name, Escudo Águila Real (Royal Eagle Shield).

The outline of the shield is decorated with Aztec hieroglyphics, whereupon the three steps shown represent the Eagle and the “S” shape represents the Serpent, hence the plated Eagle and Serpent on the front of our bottle.

reposado, Aguila Real THE BOTTLE CAP

Both the Plata and Reposado bottle cap are made by one of the finest Mexican jewelers. Using a hand finish and polish, the caps are distinguished by their nickel satin and brass satin finish, respectively. Both bottle caps are a one of a kind, two piece design, whereupon an actual Centennial coin sits on the cap.

In commemoration to great men who have enriched the culture, heritage and history of Mexico, our bottle cap will always have a limited edition quote in homage to these contributors.

Our current first edition quote “Prefiero morir de pies que vivír de rodillas” (“I prefer to die on my feet than live on my knees”), is our tribute to the great Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata.

RECYCLABLE AND ORGANIC COMPONENTS

Our bottle contains no physical labels, with exception of the neck label which is waterproof and decorated with sculpted dye to accentuate our logo and our Eagle so that its details would be appreciated and felt by the consumer. We opted to bake both our front and back label directly into the bottle itself to protect the integrity of our design, keeping in mind the consumer may place the bottle in ice or in their freezer.

The bottle in its entirety is recyclable with exception of the plated Eagle and the bottle cap.

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Aguila Real Blanco Tequila Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss Aquila Real Tequila Plata, a taste profile unlike any other from Nom 1414.

From Aguila Real Tequila Online:

blanco, aguila real THE BOTTLE AND DESIGN

The inspiration behind our uniquely shaped bottle was manifested in our quest to redefine the consumers view of tequila and bring the spirits category the acclamation it merits. With this vision in mind, we created a bottle manufactured by one of the world’s finest glass makers which is perfectly polished to showcase the true essence of tequila.

ESCUDO ÁGUILA REAL

(“The Royal Eagle Shield“)
Our bottles are distinguished by a hand finished plated Eagle, which sits on its face and is made by one of the finest Mexican jewelers. A nickel satin finish is utilized on our Plata expression and a brass satin finish is utilized on our Reposado expression. Sparing no attention to detail, we incorporated a shield on the back side of the bottle to contribute to the esthetic of the creation of a perfectly centered Eagle in a shield, hence our brand name, Escudo Águila Real (Royal Eagle Shield).

The outline of the shield is decorated with Aztec hieroglyphics, whereupon the three steps shown represent the Eagle and the “S” shape represents the Serpent, hence the plated Eagle and Serpent on the front of our bottle.

THE BOTTLE CAP

escudoaguilareal_logo, aguila realBoth the Plata and Reposado bottle cap are made by one of the finest Mexican jewelers. Using a hand finish and polish, the caps are distinguished by their nickel satin and brass satin finish, respectively. Both bottle caps are a one of a kind, two piece design, whereupon an actual Centennial coin sits on the cap.

In commemoration to great men who have enriched the culture, heritage and history of Mexico, our bottle cap will always have a limited edition quote in homage to these contributors.

Our current first edition quote “Prefiero morir de pies que vivír de rodillas” (“I prefer to die on my feet than live on my knees”), is our tribute to the great Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata.

RECYCLABLE AND ORGANIC COMPONENTS

Our bottle contains no physical labels, with exception of the neck label which is waterproof and decorated with sculpted dye to accentuate our logo and our Eagle so that its details would be appreciated and felt by the consumer. We opted to bake both our front and back label directly into the bottle itself to protect the integrity of our design, keeping in mind the consumer may place the bottle in ice or in their freezer.

The bottle in its entirety is recyclable with exception of the plated Eagle and the bottle cap.

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The Sabor Latino Food Show

 

[The second annual Sabor Latino Food Show took place on May 12-13, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Tequila Aficionado Media was asked to tag along with Embajador tequila as its importer/brand owner attempts to break into the competitive Southern California spirits market.]

Show Prep

emb1It’s no secret that trying to jockey for position into the competitive California spirits market is as tough as winning the Triple Crown in horseracing.  This is doubly true if you’re a fledging tequila brand trying to distinguish yourself from the rest of the field.

That’s where trade shows like Sabor Latino can help.

Opening Ceremonies

Lilly Rocha, founder of Sabor Latino Food Show.
Lilly Rocha, founder of Sabor Latino Food Show.

Created and organized by CEO, Lilly Rocha, a well connected and solidly certified event planner with 17 years of experience and with both national and international clients.

The Sabor Latino Food show recognizes the growing power of the Latino consumer in the US by helping to “Define the Tastes of the New Majority,” which also happened to be this year’s show theme.

After graciously introducing her team, and acknowledging troops of culinary students whom she affords the opportunity for internships with companies that prepare them for college or careers, Lilly cuts the ribbon and unleashes the mariachis.

 

 

Workin’ It

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As with most trade shows, an intense 5 or 6 hours is usually spent educating potential customers on the virtues of your product.

Here, Andres Garcia, regional sales manager and family member of Embajador, samples his tequila to approving Spanish speaking attendees.

 

 


In this cut, Andres explains the differences of Embajador reposado and añejo to an employee of the LA Times.

 What’s New

At the Sabor Latino Food Show, Tequila Aficionado got to try new products, old favorites, and get surprising scoops, for instance…

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New from Orendain. What’s NOT on the label?

Maricela Martinez of Frank-Lin Distillers showcased her tequilas Puerto Vallarta, Ollitas, and Gran Orendain.

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Brand Manager, Daniel Del Razo carries the only canned pulque in the US, Hacienda 1881.


For tequila aficionados interested in exploring the roots of tequila and mezcal, you certainly need to try it.

Guest Stars

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Several importers and brand owners stopped by to tell Tequila Aficionado about their upcoming offerings for Summer 2015.

Ernesto Aguirre of Aguirre Imports discusses his brands and his strategic alliance with Alvaro Molina’s Dos Artes tequila, a 2014 Brand Of Promise(TM) winner.

 


Another 2014 Brand Of Promise(TM) winner in the ready-to-drink category (RTD), Jean-Paul Rojo of JLP Craft Margaritas visited with us and gave us a rundown of its new packaging and project for Costco.

Not everyone who came by was exhibiting at the Sabor Latino Food Show.  Some, like Miguel De Los Rios and Tatiana Vallejo, owners of Aguila Real tequila, just came to size up the field of newcomers.

Look for Aguila Real, one of the hottest brands to hit the tequila market in a long time, all over SoCal.

Even our founder, Alex Perez, stopped in to say hello.

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Alexander Perez, Founder of Tequila Aficionado Media

 

What’s New, Day 2

On day two, we met Daniel Villaneda of Global Spirits Imports who sampled a full array of  Pochteca Liqueurs along with an upcoming tequila from Chef Martín San Román whose own restaurant, La Terrasse, is in the heart of Baja California’s burgeoning wine country, the Valle de Guadalupe.

Speaking of the Valle de Guadalupe, Volubilis Imports displayed a series of wines from that emerging region.  Vice President of Sales, Marcus Salvemini, gives us some background on his company.

Hugo D'Acosta, the Mondavi of Baja CA.
Hugo D’Acosta, the Mondavi of Baja CA.

 

 

Marcus explained that vintner, Hugo D’Acosta, is considered the Mexican Robert Mondavi and primarily responsible for the region’s current wine boom.

In this snippet, he imparts the area’s history and the varietals that are carried by Volubilis Imports.

 

 

 

Dessert Pairing with Embajador Tequila

Mama Cheesecake story.
Mama Cheesecake story.

 

One of the more exciting vendors at the Sabor Latino Food Show, was Marian Lopez, owner of Mama Cheesecake in Pasadena, CA.

A one time single mom, Marian began baking her original cheesecake recipes about twenty-five years ago as a way to raise money for her children’s extra-curricular school activities.

Marian explains more about her background and baking methods.


After discovering what her baking methods had in common with some tequila producers, Marian approached the Embajador tequila booth to try all three expressions and to select the ones she wanted to pair with her latest creation, the Spicy Mama chocolate cheesecake.

Marian reveals what her inspiration was for her Spicy Mama chocolate cheesecake recipe.

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Marian and her business partner, Acacia, pair their Spicy Mama chocolate cheesecake with Embajador Premium Reposado and Supreme Añejo.


These, and many other exciting Latino based food and beverage products premiered at the second annual Sabor Latino Food Show.

Embajador Body Slams Latino Taste Buds!

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An estimated 900-1000 attendees passed through the doors of the Pasadena Convention Center and several hundred were floored by Embajador tequila’s aromas and flavors.

A few days after the show, Embajador was notified that it had won the Sabor Latino Tequila Take Down competition held among the tequila brands participating in the event, as the crowd favorite.

The Southern California Latino community has taken serious notice of Embajador tequila as a promising brand worthy of their attention.

A Brand Of Promise

187TAWith the tortilla chip–and arguably, Mexican wine and spirits–among other Latin influenced foods becoming a staple of the American culinary experience, there’s no reason to believe that Lilly Rocha and the Sabor Latino Food Show won’t become a major player to look up to for all Latino food and beverage products eager to debut in the challenging Southern California market.

Watch for The Sabor Latino Food Show coming to Chicago, June 8-11, 2015.

 

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What’s Cooking in Our Horno Today?

We’ve got so many things cooking up at Tequila Aficionado today that they’re like pinas stuffed in a horno!  It all smells great but it’ll be just a while before we can serve it all up.

So sit down, take a load off, and pour yourself a snifter because we’ve got some great articles and videos coming up for you!

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 Sipping Off The Cuff

Later tonight, we’ll have another episode of Sipping Off The Cuff for you.  We’re trying to get all of our 2014 tastings aired so we can present the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards in February.

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Visiting With The Master, German Gonzalez

We recently had the honor of having German Gonzalez visit us for an evening of tequila & talk. He shared some wonderful wisdom, stories, and liquid art. M.A. “Mike” Morales has been holed up in his office all day, creating a multi-part video/article series on it. If you’ve never had the opportunity to sit with this living legend, we’re about to bring it to you!

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Travel Reviews & News

What did you do during your Winter Vacation?  We went to sunny southern California (thank goodness it stopped raining as we arrived).  While we were there, we had the pleasure of tasting some of Rick Thibault-Levy’s treasure’s from his extensive tequila library as well as visiting historic Old Town and Cantina Mayahuel.

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Alex Perez Meets Aguila Real Tequila

Tequila Aficionado Founder, Alex Perez, met with the fine folks from Aguila Real Tequila today. Look for our review coming soon!

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How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

Salud!!