A Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All: Adriana Torres

Adriana Torres:  Bacanora Boss Lady

A Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All: Adriana Torres https://wp.me/p3u1xi-5MZSo, how does a well-educated, forty-something mother of three get deeply involved in the remote bacanora-distilling communities of rural Sonora?

For this “Bacanora Boss Lady,” it began as a university school project.

We’ll let Adriana tell you her amazing and life-changing journey–in her own words–but first…

Meet Bacanora

Mezcal is all the craze these days.

But, as the legendary Martin Grassl so aptly pointed out, knowledgeable consumers continue to move away from the bland, cookie-cutter flavor profiles of most mass market tequilas.

In their quest to challenge their taste buds even further, more and more are turning to other luscious Mexican agave spirits like sotol, raicilla and bacanora.

A Troubled Past

Made using Sonora’s native Angustifolia Haw plant (Agave Pacifica), the production of Bacanora was banned in 1915 by the powerful, post-revolutionary Governor of Sonora, Plutarco Elias Calles.

According to leading bacanora expert and historian, Dr. Luis Núñez Noriega:

“Bacanora consumption had become so widespread throughout the state, the intolerant government banned the spirit, and severely punished anyone caught drinking or making it – sometimes by imprisonment, sometimes by death!”

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This Prohibition-style ban forced vinateros (bacanora distillers) into the hills to continue making the spirit in secret, much like American moonshiners and bootleggers.

Bacanora production was illegal until 1992, and in 2005 was issued a Denomination of Origin, but claims an existence of 300 years, mas o menos.

A Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All

[Editor’s note:  For the convenience of our interviewee and our Spanish speaking audience, this article is in both English and Spanish.]

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[English]

Maria Adriana Torres de la Huerta, 46 years old, mother of 3 children, divorced.  Professional career as an Industrial Engineer and Systems Manager, with a Master’s Degree in Agribusiness and a truncated doctorate in Strategic Planning for the Improvement of Human Performance and Development.

Since the age of 24, my professional development is in the agro-A Bacanora Boss Lady Tells All: Adriana Torres https://wp.me/p3u1xi-5MZindustrial segment despite not being raised in the countryside.

The love I have for it and its activities were instilled in me by my father who is a medical veterinary zootechnician and a docent at the Technological Institute of Sonora, Mexico.

My experience began at the Rural Bank in the area of strategic projects like aquaculture, protected agriculture and agro-industries, working in the countryside [in the field], and for the countryside.

In 2006, as destiny would have it, I began my studies at the university school of business at the Technological Institute of Sonora.

One of the principal requirements [by the rector] was to find projects that enabled regional, sustainable development.

The businesses that were created or supported had to provide [aggregated] value to Sonora, as well as to allow for the development of its most vulnerable [overlooked] communities.

It was in that search, at the end of 2007, that I met my founding partner of the brand, Pascola Bacanora.

Alma Lourdes Peña Gomez introduced me to Bacanora, and that was when I knew this was a project worth pursuing.

We began working on formalizing the spirit.  It allowed me to become an associate of the business to obtain the commercialization authorizations, production license, and exportation permits.

That’s when I began to understand the real significance of Bacanora production to the state of Sonora.

I began visiting these communities, listening to the stories told by the producers [distillers], the majority of whom were men already advanced in age.

They related how, in the post-revolutionary time, La Acordada (that’s what the authorities were called in those days) destroyed the bacanora vinatas [distilleries] and lynched many of the producers of this alcoholic beverage.

As time passed, and the more we became involved, I understood and observed why so many of the vinatas we located in ravines and in the most remote places of the mountain range.

I concluded that thanks to the fortunate stubbornness of those producers, this activity [of distilling bacanora] that has so much cultural significance and connotation to the citizens of Sonora, didn’t disappear.

Since 2007 until now, the business has undergone many changes, but definitely persistence and commitment have allowed me to keep working with this brand and my own private labels, adding to my team people with the same focus.

I continue working towards positioning bacanora as one of the best distillates in the world.  And Bacanora Pascola as one of the pioneer brands that opened the breach between an artisanal bacanora and a 100% quality artisanal bacanora.

I am a bacanora producer.

[Spanish]

MAA Adriana Torres de la Huerta, 46 años, madre de 3 hijos, divorciada, profesionista con la carrera de Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas, Maestria en Administración de Agronegocios y doctorado trunco en Planeacion Estrategica para la mejora del Desempeño humano.

Mi desarrollo profesional se da en el área agroindustrial desde los 24 años de edad, a pesar de no haber crecido en el campo, el amor por él y sus actividades fueron inculcadas por mi padre que es Medico Veterinario Zootecnista y ademas docente en el Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora.

Mi desarrollo inicio en el Banco Rural en el área de proyectos estratégicos como lo era la acuacultura, agricultura protegida y agroindustrias, trabajando por el campo y para el campo.

Pero es en el año 2006 cuando por azares del destino inicio mi labor en la universidad dentro de la Incubadora de Empresas del ITSON y donde una de las principales encomiendas del Rector fue la de buscar proyectos que permitieran el desarrollo regional sustentable, que las empresas que se crearan o se apoyaran en su desarrollo fueran empresa que dieran valor agregado al Estado y que permitieran el desarrollo de las comunidades mas vulnerables del estado.

En esa búsqueda, a finales de 2007 se acerca a mi la socia fundadora de la marca Bacanora Pascola Alma Lourdes Peña Gomez, la cual me dio a conocer lo que era el Bacanora, y en ese momento supe que este era el proyecto por el cual debería luchar.

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Empezamos a trabajar en la formalidad de la bebida, lo que permitío hacerme socia de la empresa al lograr los permisos para la comercialización, la licencia de producción y los permisos de exportación.

Asi comencé a conocer lo que realmente significaba la producción de bacanora para el Estado, empece a realizar visitas a las comunidades, escuchar las historias de los productores, los cuales en su mayoría eran hombres ya entrados en años, nos relataban cómo en los tiempos postrevolucionarios, La Acordada (como le llamaban a la justicia en esa época) destruía las vinatas de bacanora y ahorcaban a muchos de los que producian esta bebida alcohólica.

Con el tiempo y entre mas nos adentrábamos, empece a entender y a observar porque muchas de las vinatas se encuentran en las cañadas y en los lugares mas recónditos de la sierra.

Pude concluir que gracias a la afortunada terquedad de esos productores que permitieron que no desapareciera esta actividad de tanta connotación y pertenencia cultural para los sonorenses.

Desde 2007 a la fecha la empresa ha sufrido muchos cambios pero definitivamente la terquedad y el compromiso han permitido que yo siga trabajando con esta marca y mis marcas propias, sumando a mi equipo personas con el mismo fin.

Y continuo trabajando en pro de que el bacanora se posicione como uno de los mejores destilados del mundo y Bacanora Pascola como una de las marcas pioneras que abrió la brecha entre un bacanora artesanal y un bacanora artesanal 100% de calidad.

Soy Productora de Bacanora.

More on Bacanora

In this short interview, Adriana Torres explains more of the bacanora distilling process to the Spanish speaking audience.

 

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The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

The Definitive Sipping Off The Cuff Collection https://wp.me/p3u1xi-5M5In honor of National Tequila Day in the U.S.A., we’re sharing with you the definitive collection of Sipping Off the Cuff from our very first podcast tequila reviews to the most recent.  Enjoy and Salud!

 

Sipping Off The Cuff | 1800 Mileniohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-1800-milenio/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/25/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Organic Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21969
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21971
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21638
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21972
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Tequila Ramona’s Reservehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21973
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3 Amigos Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21970
Sipping Off The Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/11/01/tequila-30-30-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/11/03/tequila-30-30-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3G Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/22/sipping-off-the-cuff-3g-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3G Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/18/sipping-off-the-cuff-3g-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 3G Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-3g-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 4 Canones Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-4-canones-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 4 Canones Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-4-canones-blanco-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 4 Copas Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/13/sipping-off-the-cuff-4-copas-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 4 Copas Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-4-copas-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 4 Copas Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-4-copas-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 888 Tres Ochos Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/18/sipping-off-cuff-888-tres-ochos-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 888 Tres Ochos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/15/sipping-off-cuff-888-tres-ochos-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | 888 Tres Ochos Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/17/sipping-off-cuff-888-tres-ochos-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Abreojos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-abreojos-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Abreojos Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/14/abreojos-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Aguila Real Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/05/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-aguila-real-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Aguila Real Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/05/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-aguila-real-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alacran Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/05/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-alacran-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alderete Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-alderete-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alderete Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/19/sipping-off-the-cuff-alderete-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alderete Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-alderete-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alicantes Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/04/25/15959/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Allaire Privee Aged Crystal Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/17/sipping-off-the-cuff-allaire-privee-aged-crystal-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Alma de Agave Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/31/sipping-off-cuff-alma-de-agave-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amaras Mezcal Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-amaras-mezcal-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ambhar Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/25/sipping-off-cuff-ambhar-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ambhar Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/23/sipping-off-cuff-ambhar-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ambhar Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/23/sipping-off-cuff-ambhar-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amor Mio Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-amor-mio-anejo-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amor Mio Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/17/sipping-off-the-cuff-amor-mio-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amor Mio Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-amor-mio-extra-anejo-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amor Mio Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-amor-mio-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amorada Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-amorada-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amorada Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-amorada-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Amorada Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-amorada-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Aqua Riva Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/30/sipping-off-cuff-aqua-riva-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Aqua Riva Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/31/sipping-off-the-cuff-aqua-riva-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Armero Tequila First Flight Blancoshttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-armero-tequila-first-flight-blancos/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Armero Tequila Second Flighthttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-armero-tequila-second-flight/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Armero Tequila Third Flight | Light, Medium and Full Toast Barrelshttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/14/sipping-off-the-cuff-armero-tequila-third-flight-light-medium-and-full-toast-barrels/
Sipping Off The Cuff | ArteNOM 1414http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-artenom-1414/
Sipping Off The Cuff | ArteNOM 1580http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/10/sipping-off-cuff-artenom-1580/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Asombroso Tequila Ultrafinohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21968
Sipping Off The Cuff | Astral Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/24/sipping-off-cuff-astral-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Avion Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/28/sipping-off-cuff-avion-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Avion Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/27/sipping-off-cuff-avion-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Avion Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-avion-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Avion Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-avion-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ayate Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/08/31/sipping-off-the-cuff-ayate-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ayate Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/08/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-ayate-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Azuñia Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-azunia-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Azuñia Tequila Blackhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-azunia-tequila-black/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Azuñia Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-azunia-organic-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Azuñia Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-azunia-organic-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Bacanora Pascola Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21650
Sipping Off The Cuff | Bacanora Pascola Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21645
Sipping Off The Cuff | Bacanora Pascola Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21649
Sipping Off The Cuff | Baron Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/04/11/sipping-cuff-baron-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Besado Infused Agave Spirithttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-besado-infused-agave-spirit/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Blue Nectar Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-blue-nectar-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Blue Nectar Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/15/sipping-off-the-cuff-blue-nectar-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Blue Nectar Special Reservehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/19/sipping-off-the-cuff-blue-nectar-special-reserve/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Bonita Tequila Platinumhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/25/sipping-off-cuff-xzibits-bonita-tequila-platinum/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Briscas Mezcal Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-briscas-mezcal-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Briscas Mezcal Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-briscas-mezcal-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Briscas Mezcal Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-briscas-mezcal-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Bruxo Mezcal Pechugahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/03/sipping-off-cuff-bruxo-mezcal-pechuga/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabeza Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-cabeza-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabo Wabo Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/23/sipping-off-cuff-cabo-wabo-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabo Wabo Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/21/sipping-off-cuff-cabo-wabo-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabo Wabo Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/22/sipping-off-cuff-cabo-wabo-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabresto Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/20/sipping-off-cuff-cabresto-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabresto Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/19/sipping-off-cuff-cabresto-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabrito Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-cabrito-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cabrito Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-cabrito-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Calavera Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/31/sipping-cuff-calavera-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Calavera Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/29/sipping-cuff-calavera-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Calavera Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/30/sipping-cuff-calavera-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Caos Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/02/03/sipping-off-cuff-caos-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Caos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/02/01/sipping-off-cuff-caos-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Caos Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/02/02/sipping-off-cuff-caos-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Casa de Reynosohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-casa-de-reynoso/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Casa Dragones Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-casa-dragones-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Casamigos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/06/01/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-casamigos-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cava de Oro Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21979
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cava de Oro Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21980
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cava de Oro Tequila Extra Anejo Cristalinohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21981
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cava de Oro Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21977
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cava de Oro Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21978
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cazadores Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-cazadores-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cazadores Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-cazadores-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Centinela Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/09/sipping-off-cuff-centinela-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Centinela Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/08/sipping-off-cuff-centinela-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Centinela Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/09/sipping-off-cuff-centinela-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cerritos Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-cerritos-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cerritos Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-cerritos-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Circulo Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/22/sipping-off-cuff-circulo-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Circulo Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/23/sipping-off-cuff-circulo-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cobalto Tequila Organic Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-cobalto-tequila-organic-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cobalto Tequila Organic Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-cobalto-tequila-organic-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cosa Salvaje Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/14/sipping-off-cuff-cosa-salvaje-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cuestion Tequila #1http://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/08/16/sipping-off-the-cuff-cuestion-tequila-part-1/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Cuestion Tequila Part 2http://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/08/16/sipping-off-the-cuff-cuestion-tequila-part-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | De La Riva Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/13/sipping-off-the-cuff-de-la-riva-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | De La Riva Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-de-la-riva-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | De La Riva Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/09/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-del-la-riva-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | De la Tierre Maple Cinnamon Tequila Liqueurhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/08/15/sipping-off-the-cuff-de-la-tierre-maple-cinnamon-tequila-liqueur/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/19/sipping-cuff-demetrio-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-demetrio-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Anejo, Take 2http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/22/sipping-off-cuff-demetrio-tequila-anejo-take-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/17/sipping-cuff-demetrio-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Blanco, Take 2http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/22/sipping-off-cuff-demetrio-tequila-blanco-take-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/18/sipping-cuff-demetrio-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Demetrio Tequila Reposado, Take 2http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/22/sipping-off-cuff-demetrio-tequila-reposado-take-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Desmadre Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-desmadre-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Desmadre Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-desmadre-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Desmadre Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-desmadre-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Distinguido Tequila Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/30/tequila-distinguido-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Diva Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/07/18/sipping-cuff-diva-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Diva Tequila [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-diva-tequila-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Alberto Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/14/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-alberto-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Alberto Tequila Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-alberto-tequila-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Felix Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-felix-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Felix Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/22/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-felix-tequila-plata/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Felix Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-felix-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Fermin Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/11/sipping-off-cuff-don-fermin-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Fermin Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/12/sipping-off-cuff-don-fermin-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Julio Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/15/sipping-off-cuff-don-julio-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Lorenzo Reposado Reservahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-lorenzo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Nacho Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/21/sipping-off-cuff-don-nacho-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Nacho Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/18/sipping-off-cuff-don-nacho-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Nacho Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/19/sipping-off-cuff-don-nacho-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/05/don-pilar-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-pilar-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-pilar-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-don-pilar-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Saul Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/27/sipping-off-cuff-don-saul-tequila-plata/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Saul Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/28/sipping-off-cuff-don-saul-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Suenos Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/10/don-suenos-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Suenos Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/30/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-don-suenos-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Don Suenos Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21967
Sipping Off The Cuff | Donkey Piss Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/10/11/sipping-cuff-donkey-piss-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dos Almas Reposado Tequila Cinnamon Liqueurhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/13/sipping-off-the-cuff-dos-almas-reposado-tequila-cinnamon-liqueur/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dos Almas Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/09/sipping-off-the-cuff-dos-almas-tequila-plata/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dos Artes Anejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/17/sipping-off-cuff-dos-artes-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo)http://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/18/sipping-off-cuff-dos-artes-extra-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dulce Dorado Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/06/27/sipping-cuff-dulce-dorado-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dulce Vida Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/06/20/sipping-cuff-dulce-vida-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dulce Vida Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/06/13/sipping-cuff-dulce-vida-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dulce Vida Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/06/09/sipping-cuff-dulce-vida-tequila-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Dulce Vida Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/06/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-dulce-vida-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ekeco Organic Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-ekeco-organic-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Afan Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/12/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-afan-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Afan Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-afan-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Afan Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/12/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-afan-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Arco Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/08/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-arco-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Arco Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-arco-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Reposado [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/18/el-consuelo-repo-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-consuelo-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Anejo [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/07/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-consuelo-tequila-anejo-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-consuelo-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Blanco [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/14/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-consuelo-tequila-blanco-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-el-consuelo-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Gran Jubileo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2012/02/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-el-gran-jubileo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Mayor Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/22/sipping-off-cuff-el-mayor-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Mayor Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/20/sipping-off-cuff-el-mayor-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Mayor Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/21/sipping-off-cuff-el-mayor-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | El Silencio Mezcalhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/07/04/sipping-cuff-el-silencio-mezcal/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Reposado [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/21/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-reposado-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Tequila Anejo [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/07/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-tequila-anejo-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Embajador Tequila Blanco [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-embajador-blanco-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Epoca Dorada Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/30/sipping-off-cuff-epoca-dorada-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Epoca Dorada Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/29/sipping-off-cuff-epoca-dorada-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Epoca Dorada Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/29/sipping-off-cuff-epoca-dorada-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Arroqueno Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/24/sipping-off-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-arroqueno-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Arroqueno Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/22/sipping-off-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-arroqueno-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Barril Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/30/sipping-off-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-barril-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Barril Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-1-barril-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Pechuga Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/26/sipping-off-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-pechuga-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Escorpion Mezcal Tobala Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/28/sipping-off-cuff-escorpion-mezcal-tobala-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Espolon Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/11/07/sipping-cuff-espolon-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Espolon Blanco Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2012/03/22/sipping-off-the-cuff-espolon-blanco-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Frida Kahlo Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/12/03/sipping-off-cuff-frida-kahlo-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Frida Kahlo Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/11/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-frida-kahlo-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Frida Kahlo Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/12/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-frida-kahlo-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Fubar Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/17/sipping-off-cuff-fubar-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Fuenteseca Cosecha 2013http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/07/06/sipping-off-cuff-fuenteseca-cosecha-2013/
Sipping Off The Cuff | G4 Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/08/sipping-off-the-cuff-g4-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | G4 Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-g4-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | G4 Tequila Blanco with Transcripthttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/22/g4-tequila-blanco-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | G4 Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-g4-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | G4 Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-g4-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gaviota Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/02/06/sipping-off-cuff-gaviota-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gaviota Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-gaviota-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gaviota Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/02/05/sipping-off-cuff-gaviota-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ghost Infused Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/07/12/ghost-infused-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Giggling Marlin Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=22066
Sipping Off The Cuff | Giggling Marlin Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/06/03/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-giggling-marlin-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Giggling Marlin Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=22067
Sipping Off The Cuff | Giggling Marlin Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-giggling-marlin-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Goza Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/02/sipping-off-cuff-goza-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Goza Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/01/sipping-off-cuff-goza-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Goza Tequila Blanco with Transcripthttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/10/goza-tequila-blanco-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Goza Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/01/sipping-off-cuff-goza-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-gracias-a-dios-mezcal-espadin-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-gracias-a-dios-mezcal-espadin-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gracias a Dios Mezcal Tobala Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/05/sipping-off-cuff-gracias-dios-mezcal-tobala-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gran Orendain Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/16/sipping-off-cuff-gran-orendain-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gran Orendain Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/15/sipping-off-cuff-gran-orendain-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Gran Orendain Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/15/sipping-off-cuff-gran-orendain-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Grand Mayan Tequila Ultra Agedhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/12/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-grand-mayan-tequila-ultra-aged/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda del Sol Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/16/sipping-off-the-cuff-hacienda-del-sol-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda del Sol Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/14/sipping-off-the-cuff-hacienda-del-sol-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Mercado Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/11/29/sipping-off-cuff-hacienda-mercado-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Mercado Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/11/21/sipping-off-cuff-hacienda-mercado-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Mercado Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/11/23/sipping-off-cuff-hacienda-mercado-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Vieja Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-hacienda-vieja-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Vieja Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/16/sipping-off-the-cuff-hacienda-vieja-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Hacienda Vieja Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/09/18/sipping-off-the-cuff-hacienda-vieja-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Herradura Directo de Alambiquehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/14/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-herradura-directo-de-alambique/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Herradura Tequila Scotch Cask Finish Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/02/sipping-off-cuff-herradura-tequila-scotch-cask-finish-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Huizache Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/04/18/sipping-cuff-huizache-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Huizache Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/04/25/sipping-cuff-huizache-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ilegal Mezcal Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/26/sipping-off-cuff-ilegal-mezcal-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ilegal Mezcal Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/24/sipping-off-cuff-ilegal-mezcal-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ilegal Mezcal Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/25/sipping-off-cuff-ilegal-mezcal-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Ixa Organic Silver Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/05/30/sipping-cuff-ixa-organic-silver-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Jarro Viejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/07/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-jarro-viejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | JLP Craft Pomegranate Margaritashttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/12/08/sipping-off-the-cuff-jlp-craft-pomegranate-margaritas/
Sipping Off The Cuff | JLP Craft Strawberry Margaritashttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/12/07/sipping-off-cuff-jlp-craft-strawberry-margaritas/
Sipping Off The Cuff | JLP Pomegranate Margaritashttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-jlp-pomegranate-margaritas/
Sipping Off The Cuff | JLP Strawberry Margaritashttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/31/sipping-off-cuff-jlp-strawberry-margaritas/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Juan More Time Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/07/sipping-off-the-cuff-juan-more-time-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Julio Cesar Chavez Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/13/sipping-off-cuff-julio-cesar-chavez-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Julio Cesar Chavez Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/14/sipping-off-cuff-julio-cesar-chavez-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Jurado Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-jurado-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Kapena Infused Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/07/kapena-infused-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Karma Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-karma-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Karma Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-karma-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Karma Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-karma-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Kimo Sabe Mezcal Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/10/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-kimo-sabe-mezcal-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Kimo Sabe Mezcal Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/10/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-kimo-sabe-mezcal-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | La Tarea Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/31/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-la-tarea-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | La Tarea Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/02/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-la-tarea-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Los Osuna Agave Spirit Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-los-osuna-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Los Osuna Agave Spirit Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/01/sipping-off-the-cuff-los-osuna-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Los Osuna Agave Spirit Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-los-osuna-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Los Osuna Reposado Vanilla Liqueurhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/05/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-los-osuna-reposado-vanilla-liqueur/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Los Potrillos Mezcalhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21648
Sipping Off The Cuff | Lunazul Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-lunazul-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Lunazul Primerohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-lunazul-primero/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Maestro Dobel Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/16/sipping-off-cuff-maestro-dobel-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Malinalli Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/07/11/sipping-cuff-malinalli-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Malinalli Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/08/03/malinalli-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Malinalli Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/06/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-malinalli-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mamalon Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-mamalon-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mandala Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/08/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-mandala-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Maracame Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/24/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-maracame-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Maracame Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/16/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-maracame-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Maracame Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/20/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-maracame-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Maria Bonita Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/23/sipping-off-the-cuff-maria-bonita-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mestizo Mezcal Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-mestizo-mezcal-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mestizo Mezcal Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-mestizo-mezcal-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mestizo Mezcal Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-mestizo-mezcal-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mexican Moonshine Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/05/23/sipping-cuff-mexican-moonshine-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mexican Moonshine Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/05/09/sipping-cuff-mexican-moonshine-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mexican Moonshine Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/05/16/sipping-cuff-mexican-moonshine-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mezcal Legendario Domingohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-mezcal-legendario-domingo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mi Buen Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/07/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-mi-buen-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mi Buen Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/07/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-mi-buen-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Mi Buen Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/05/25/sipping-off-the-cuff-mi-buen-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/29/sipping-off-cuff-milagro-select-barrel-reserve-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/27/sipping-off-cuff-milagro-select-barrel-reserve-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/28/sipping-off-cuff-milagro-select-barrel-reserve-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-milagro-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/07/sipping-off-cuff-milagro-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Milagro Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/08/sipping-off-cuff-milagro-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Moda Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/09/sipping-cuff-moda-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Montalvo Blanco and the Vinturi Spirit Aeratorhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/21/sipping-off-the-cuff-montalvo-blanco-and-the-vinturi-spirit-aerator/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Montejima Agedhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/22/sipping-off-the-cuff-montejima-aged/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Montejima Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/04/26/15961/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Montejima Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/10/18/sipping-off-the-cuff-montejima-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Montelobos Mezcal Jovenhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/07/sipping-off-the-cuff-montelobos-mezcal-joven/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Morales Mezcalhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21976
Sipping Off The Cuff | Morales Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21974
Sipping Off The Cuff | Morales Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21975
Sipping Off The Cuff | Muchote Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/10/17/sipping-off-the-cuff-muchote-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Nectar Blends Agave Winehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/05/sipping-off-cuff-nectar-blends-agave-wine/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Nobleza Azulhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2012/01/15/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-nobleza-azul/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Nocaut Reserva Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/08/sipping-off-cuff-nocaut-reserva-tequila-banco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Nocaut Reserva Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/09/sipping-off-cuff-nocaut-reserva-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | One With Life (OWL) Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/12/sipping-off-cuff-one-life-owl-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Orendain Ollitas Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/28/sipping-off-cuff-orendain-ollitas-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Orendain Ollitas Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/29/sipping-off-cuff-orendain-ollitas-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Orendain Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/29/sipping-off-cuff-orendain-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Padre Azul Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/12/padre-azul-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Padre Azul Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/05/08/padre-azul-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Padre Azul Tequila Silverhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/30/padre-azul-tequila-silver/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Papa Bueno Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/07/sipping-off-cuff-papa-bueno-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Papa Bueno Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/05/sipping-off-cuff-papa-bueno-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Papa Bueno Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/12/06/sipping-off-cuff-papa-bueno-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Paqui Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/07/09/sipping-off-the-cuff-paqui-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Partida Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-partida-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/21/sipping-off-the-cuff-pasote-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-pasote-tequila-anejo-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/17/sipping-off-the-cuff-pasote-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/22/sipping-off-cuff-pasote-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/19/sipping-off-the-cuff-pasote-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pasote Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/02/24/sipping-off-the-cuff-pasote-tequila-reposado-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Peligroso Cinnamonhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/12/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-peligroso-cinnamon/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Peligroso Silver and Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/07/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-peligroso-silver-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Penasco Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/29/sipping-cuff-penasco-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Penasco Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/09/02/sipping-cuff-penasco-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Penasco Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/19/sipping-cuff-penasco-tequila-plata/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Penasco Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/26/placeholder-sotc-tequila-tuesday-2/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pepe Zevada Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-pepe-zevada-z-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pepe Zevada Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/09/sipping-off-cuff-pepe-zevada-z-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pepe Zevada Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-pepe-zevada-z-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Piedra Azul Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/03/28/sipping-cuff-piedra-azul-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Piedra Azul Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/04/04/sipping-cuff-piedra-azul-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pluma Negra Mezcal Espadinhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/18/pluma-negra-mezcal-espadin/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pluma Negra Mezcal Tepextatehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/22/pluma-negra-mezcal-tepextate/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pluma Negra Mezcal Tobalahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/04/26/pluma-negra-mezcal-tobala/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Por Siempre Sotolhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/04/29/sipping-off-cuff-por-siempre-sotol/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Puerto Vallarta Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/28/sipping-off-cuff-puerto-vallarta-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Puerto Vallarta Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/27/sipping-off-cuff-puerto-vallarta-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Puerto Vallarta Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/27/sipping-off-cuff-puerto-vallarta-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pura Vida Añejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/11/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-pura-vida-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pura Vida Gold Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/10/05/sipping-off-the-cuff-pura-vida-gold-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Pura Vida Silver Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2011/08/20/sipping-off-the-cuff-pura-vida-silver-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Raicilla Estanciahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/04/28/sipping-off-cuff-raicilla-estancia/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Rancho La Joya Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/29/sipping-off-cuff-rancho-la-joya-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Rancho La Joya Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/30/sipping-off-cuff-rancho-la-joya-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Rancho Nuevo Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/09/sipping-off-the-cuff-rancho-nuevo-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Real Gusto Organic Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/02/sipping-off-cuff-real-gusto-organic-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Real Gusto Organic Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/01/01/sipping-off-cuff-real-gusto-organic-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Real Gusto Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-real-gusto-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Real Matlatl Mezcal Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-real-matlatl-mezcal-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Republic Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/08/sipping-off-the-cuff-republic-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Republic Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-republic-tequila-extra-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Republic Tequila Platahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-republic-tequila-plata/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Republic Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/10/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-republic-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Revel Avila Agave Spirit Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/26/sipping-off-cuff-revel-avila-agave-spirit-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Revel Avila Agave Spirit Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/24/sipping-off-cuff-revel-avila-agave-spirit-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Revel Avila Agave Spirit Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/02/25/sipping-off-cuff-revel-avila-agave-spirit-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Riazul Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-riazul-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Riazul Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/12/29/sipping-off-cuff-riazul-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Riazul Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-riazul-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Route 66 Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/11/11/sipping-off-the-cuff-route-66-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Route 66 Tequila Reposado [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/07/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-route-66-tequila-reposado-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sangre de Vida Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=21646
Sipping Off The Cuff | Santera Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/09/sipping-off-cuff-santera-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Santera Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/04/sipping-off-cuff-santera-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Santera Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/07/sipping-off-the-cuff-santera-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Santo Diablo Mezcalhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/05/13/santo-diablo-mezcal/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mescal Espadin [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/06/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mescal-espadin-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/15/sipping-off-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski (aka Madre Cuixe)http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-barril-karwinski-aka-madre-cuixe/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/12/19/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-barril-karwinski-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Espadinhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/30/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-espadin/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agavehttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-joven-blue-agave/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agave [Transcript]http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/04/08/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-joven-blue-agave-transcript/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Tobalahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/09/02/sipping-off-the-cuff-scorpion-mezcal-tobala/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Seleccion ArteNOM 1579 Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/06/30/artenom-1579/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Senda Real Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/15/sipping-cuff-senda-real-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Senda Real Silver Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2014/08/12/sipping-cuff-senda-real-silver-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Senor Rio Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/06/18/sipping-off-the-cuff-senor-rio-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Serpiente Emplumada Anejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/05/sipping-off-cuff-serpiente-emplumada-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Serpiente Emplumada Extra Anejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/07/sipping-off-cuff-serpiente-emplumada-extra-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Serpiente Emplumada Silver Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/03/sipping-off-cuff-serpiente-emplumada-silver-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Siempre Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/08/28/sipping-off-the-cuff-siempre-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sierra Norte Black Corn Whiskeyhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/26/sipping-off-cuff-sierra-norte-black-corn-whiskey/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskeyhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/25/sipping-off-cuff-sierra-norte-white-corn-whiskey/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sierra Norte Yellow Corn Whiskeyhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/24/sipping-off-cuff-sierra-norte-yellow-corn-whiskey/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Soltado Anejo Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/04/27/sipping-off-cuff-soltado-anejo-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sombra Mezcalhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-sombra-mezcal/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sparkle Donkey Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/05/10/sipping-off-the-cuff-sparkle-donkey-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sparkle Donkey Blanco with the Vinturi Aeratorhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/05/15/sipping-off-the-cuff-sparkle-donkey-blanco-with-the-vinturi-aerator/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sparkle Donkey Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/05/17/sipping-off-the-cuff-sparkle-donkey-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Spice Note Tequila Cinnamon Infusedhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/28/sotc-spice-note-cinnamon/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Spice Note Tequila Cumin Infusedhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/25/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-spice-note-tequila-cumin-infused/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suave Organic Blanco Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/02/25/suave-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suave Organic Tequila Lunar Restedhttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/01/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-cuff-suave-organic-tequila-lunar-rested/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suave Organic Tequila Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/04/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-suave-organic-tequila-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suavecito Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/29/sipping-off-the-cuff-suavecito-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suavecito Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/22/sipping-off-the-cuff-suavecito-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suavecito Reposadohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/11/26/sipping-off-the-cuff-suavecito-reposado/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suerte Tequilahttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/05/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-with-suerte-tequila/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suerte Tequila 5yr Extra Anejo Batch 3914http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-suerte-tequila-5yr-extra-anejo-batch-3914/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suerte Tequila 5yr Extra Anejo Batch 4914http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/03/sipping-off-the-cuff-suerte-tequila-5yr-extra-anejo-batch-4914/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Suerte Tequila 5yr Extra Anejo Batch 6914http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/03/04/sipping-off-the-cuff-suerte-tequila-5yr-extra-anejo-batch-6914/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Sweet Poison Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/06/16/sipping-off-the-cuff-sweet-poison-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | Tapatio 110 Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2013/08/07/sipping-off-the-cuff-tapatio-110-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | TC Craft Tequila Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/13/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-tc-craft-tequila-anejo/
Sipping Off The Cuff | TC Craft Tequila Blancohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/07/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-tc-craft-tequila-blanco/
Sipping Off The Cuff | TC Craft Tequila Extra Anejohttp://tequilaaficionado.com/2018/03/16/tequila-aficionado-sipping-off-the-cuff-tc-craft-tequila-extra-anejo/
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Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

sotolFor over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story.

In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as well as Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, and what is known as the Texas Hill Country, and all the way south to Oaxaca.

Sotol has its own Denomination of Origin, and can only be produced in the Mexican states of Durango, Chihuahua, and Coahuila.

In the latter part of 2017, there has been a good bit of positive press like this one in Forbes, for three gentlemen from Austin, Texas who have produced their version called Desert Door.  They’ve even opened a distillery in Austin and are giving tours of their facility.

Claiming historical evidence that it has always been smuggled across Texas borders as moonshine, the owners of Desert Door have been quoted in the Forbes article as “…We want to make sotol to Texas what bourbon is to Kentucky.”

In other words, they propose that their version of sotol be adopted as Texas’ official spirit.

Caution:  Rant Ahead

The above statement prompted the following late night Facebook Live rant on one of our final days of the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour.

It was brought to our attention that the above rant was considered “strained,” “weak,” and “petty” after it aired on Facebook.

While the reader had some valid points for his argument, here’s what we do know–

The Facts on Sotol

–Sotol does have a Denomination of Origin (DO), as mentioned above, since 2001-2002.  It is recognized by 27 countries, except the USA.

–Under the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 1993-94, only Tequila and Mezcal were recognized by both the US and Canada, while Bourbon Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, and Canadian Whiskey were all recognized by Mexico.

–However, the 1997 agreement between the European Union and Mexico recognized the intellectual property of Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol and Charanda.

–At this writing, we have solicited samples of Desert Door Texas sotol for our Sipping Off he Cuff(c) series, but have yet to receive any.

–We have tasted Genius Liquids’ version of Texas sotol made from the Dasylirion texanum, a variety of the plant that grows in Texas.  You can read all about it in our article A Sotol By Any Other Name.

Pay close attention to the owner, Mike Groener, as he explained the lengths he took to distill an authentic product by conferring with several sotol producing families in Mexico.

–It is true that Mexico has been less-than-stellar in protecting and maintaining its DOs, especially lately when it comes to amending the Mezcal normas (regulations) and admitting additional states into the producing and growing regions.

It seems that whenever the transnational corporations that heavily lobby for such changes in order to line their pockets (remember NOM 199 ?), the Tequila or Mezcal Regulatory Councils see fit to do so.

The Denominations of Origin in Mexico have failed small agave spirits producers.  The fact that the US has randomly recognized only a few of these DOs, doesn’t help, either.

–Our sources point out that the Sotol Regulatory Council is not as well financed as the other two major councils.  Their efforts to police and protect its DO are hindered by disorganization and (shocker, here), corruption.

Those sotol producers with pedigree find this fact a source of frustration and disappointment.

–In Sotol’s defense, the original petition for its Denomination of Origin clearly states the archaeological and historical evidence of its existence south of the border, as well as north of it.

The indigenous people who inhabited what is now considered the Borderlands, have a centuries old cultural tie to the sereque (sotol) plant.  Its everyday uses were discovered and exclusively utilized by them.

–The oldest permit to distill sotol commercially on both sides of the border belongs to the famed Jacquez family of Janos, Chihuahua, makers of the Don Cuco and Por Siempre brands.

–And, yes, sotol has been smuggled into the US since before Prohibition.

Probably, the most famous of these smugglers was Pancho Villa, who at one time maintained a “stash house” in El Paso, Texas.

Ironically, he was a teetotaler.   He did, however, partake of sotol for medicinal purposes.  After all, he was born in the Mexican state of Durango, part of the Sotol Denomination of Origin.

Sotol Smugglers’ Blues

Lastly, we salute the partners of Desert Door and their well funded efforts.  Texas has a long entrepreneurial history of Empresarios.

What it does not have is a history of distilling this particular spirit as part of its culture in order to support whole families and communities.  This, in fact, is what Appellations of Origin were designed for.

As Sarah Bowen , a member of our Women In The Tequila Industry gallery discussed in this Facebook thread–

…what is really needed is a more rigorous and thoughtful legal system that recognizes DOs across borders.

Failure to do so could result in a reverse effect for Bourbon Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey, and Canadian Whiskey within its own borders.

Tit for Tat

The obvious question is–

Why doesn’t Mexico just make their own version of Whiskey and call it Bourbon?

As Ricardo Pico of Sotol Clande so eloquently put it in his response to this Facebook thread…

“…out of respect for an existing category and because we don’t have a tradition or heritage…on Bourbon production.”

Open Doors

Showing respect–a true Texas tradition–especially for an existing spirits category, was successfully accomplished by Genuis Liquids.

Perhaps, someday, like the Karakasevic family when they produced their Charbay Tequila at the renowned La Altena distillery with the blessing of Tapatio’s Carlos Camarena, someone on this side of the border will distill a true sotol at a proper vinata (sotol distillery) on the other side?

It could–and should–happen.

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New Tequila Aficionado Podcast

Tequila Aficionado Podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tequilaaficionadoTake Your Tequila (Podcast) With You

Just as you realize we aren’t sitting around all day drinking tequila (no, really, we aren’t), we realize you’re on the go too and that means you want to take your Tequila Aficionado Media with you.  That’s why we’re bringing back the podcast!

We’ve been knocking ourselves out over the past few years to take things up a notch and make Tequila Aficionado content more valuable to you and available on all platforms.

Tequila Aficionado Podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tequilaaficionadoThe Podcast is Back!

Tequila Aficionado Podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tequilaaficionadoTequila Aficionado began as a podcast back in 1999 and then we moved to the Vodpod video platform.  In the past three years, we’ve taken it to YouTube, YouTube Red, the Maker Studios Channel, and Blab.

Old School Podcast

Tequila Aficionado Podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tequilaaficionadoNow we’re taking it back to old school tech and we’ll be bringing you the complete library (471 so far) of Tequila Aficionado audio and video via podcast through syndication on Blog Talk Radio and iTunes.
Look for more podcasts coming daily!

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From Babes to Boss Ladies: Women & Tequila

Tequila Aficionado Exclusive Series

babes-to-boss-ladiesWe’ve had a special place in our hearts for the unsung heroines and muses in tequila for a very long time.  After reading Ilana Edelstein’s The Patron Way, Mike & I felt it was time someone brought other women’s stories to light – and what better place to do that than at the leader in tequila information since 1999 – Tequila Aficionado.

It all began with Tequila Boss Ladies and grew from there.  This series has grown over the years to include sotol, mezcal and agave spirits so there is still more to come!  In the meantime, you can catch up on the entire series to date.

From Babes to Boss Ladies

The contributions of women who create some of the amazing spirits we enjoy, direct production and distillation, support educational efforts, own brands we love, and otherwise contribute to the tequila industry are often overlooked beyond the 80’s throwback bikini-babe marketing efforts of behind-the-times brands.  (Perhaps that’s a bit harsh, but when women make 80% of the buying decisions in America today, don’t you think brands would be better served by changing their marketing approach with the times?)

Catch Up With The Series

Click on the links below to visit our ongoing series and explore some of the amazing contributions made by women in today’s tequila industry:

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Open Bar – Getting Your Brand Noticed

 

Get Noticed! Tequila Aficionado as influencer

You’re busy trying to get your brand out there to consumers.  We get that.
But did you know that we have lots of FREE ways for you to get your brand in front of our audience?  You can check them out here, or just tune in to our next Monday evening Open Bar where we’ll be discussing all the ways Tequila Aficionado can help you grow your brand.

 

 

 *Please Note*

This is not a telephone call-in show. We will not answer our phones during the show.
If you would like to participate in this show, please click here.

 

get noticedGET NOTICED!

As the premier source in agave spirit education and entertainment, Tequila Aficionado can offer your brand a wide variety of products and services by our experts who are each influencers in their respective fields.  In keeping with our philosophy of transparency, we’ve included a list of options available in every price range.

Click here to learn about all the options available.

Como la principal fuente de agave espíritu educación y entretenimiento, Tequila Aficionado puede ofrecer su marca de fábrica una amplia variedad de productos y servicios de nuestros expertos cada influenciadores en sus respectivos campos. En consonancia con nuestra filosofía de transparencia, hemos incluido una lista de opciones disponibles en cada gama de precio.

Haga clic en bit.ly/seemybrand para ver todas las posibilidades de conseguir su marca, notada por los aficionados al tequila en todo el mundo.
 

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Por Siempre Sotol Review

Mike and Alex taste and discuss our first Sotol of 2016, Por Siempre Sotol.

sotol, por siempreAbout SOTOL POR SIEMPRE

From the high desert slopes of the Sierra Madres Mountains, in the heart of Chihuahua, Mexico, comes Sotol Por Siempre. A unique spirit distilled from the hearts of wild-harvested sotol, the vital desert plant that has sustained the peoples of this region for thousands of years. Two distillations in an alembic copper pot still preserves subtle smoke and earth flavors which are imparted by pit roasting and open-air fermentation. Six generations of the Perez Family bring you Sotol Por Siempre.

Compania Elaboradora de Sotol, a 6th generation distillery, is proud to introduce Sotol Por Siempre to the United States. An authentic spirit of Mexico, not distilled from agave, but from the native Sotol or desert spoon it shares characteristic similarities to its cousins in spirit, Tequila and Mezcal.

VOLUME: 750 mL
ABV: 45%
NOSE: Opens with bright citrus and white flowers quickly growing herbal and vegetal with an intense note of damp, freshly turned earth and whispers of wood smoke and black pepper.
PALATE: Black pepper spice, earth, mineral, wet stone, rich and chewy texture with a long, dry and mildly smoky finish.

Enjoy Sotol Por Siempre neat, in classic drinks that call for agave spirits like the Margarita and El Diablo or in creative, contemporary cocktails.

La ofrenda…#sotolporsiempre #sotol

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Winners Announced – 2015 Brands of Promise

Winners Announced – Congratulations!

It’s official!  The 2015 Brands of Promise winners were announced last night in a LIVE webcast from San Antonio, Texas, and Pasadena, California.  Alex, Mike, and Lisa were pleased to announce the winners of such a stellar and diverse selection of agave spirits.

You can find the complete list of all the wonderful and worthy nominees here.

Who Won?

Did you miss our live webcast?  See who won by watching the winners announced in the replay below!

 

Were You a Winner?

If you were a winner and haven’t received your medal graphic yet, don’t panic.  See the links below:

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Bats Are Dying!

1016151502aDuring Tequila Aficionado Media’s historic Dia de los Muertos Tequila Tour, Lisa Pietsch and I paid a visit to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  Before exploring the awesome depths of the caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, we were also met with this alarming notice.

Even though it’s the Mexican freetail bats that are suffering man’s encroachment onto their turf, all bats are going through a hard time, including the “tequila bat.”

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Vicious Circle

The industrialization of the tequila making process, and to a certain extent some mezcals,  has made the preservation of the agave (blue, espadin, etc.) vital to the longevity of these industries and to the survival of the people who rely upon them for their existence.

It’s no secret that the weber blue agave is susceptible to diseases now that it is not allowed to bloom a quiote or stem for pollination by the lesser long-nosed bats.

By not letting the agave run the length of its lifespan, it is also upsetting the eco-system and natural migratory patterns of bats that rely on the agave for sustenance.

The agave gene pool has been tampered with by the explosive growth of the 1016151541tequila and mezcal industries.

The plant’s natural defenses against diseases and pests are compromised.  This means that pesticides are required to defend the valuable agave crops against diseases and pests.

In turn, the pesticides are hazardous to the health of harvesters, bats, bees and birds alike.  Not to mention the eventual pollution to the soil, ground water and water supplies.

It’s a vicious circle that agave growers can remedy by simply letting a portion of their agave crops grow naturally.

What Can Consumers Do?

Look for certified organic tequilas, mezcals, or sotols for starters.  These must follow certain protocols which prohibit the use of pesticides in order to earn the USDA seal.

1016151438aIn addition, though considered a marketing buzz phrase, look for agave spirits that are produced with agave or sotol that has been “wild harvested.”  Chances are, none of them are using pesticides.

Secondly, seek agave spirits brands that claim to be “bat friendly.”

According to Angelica Menchaca Rodriguez, whose PhD studies are concerning this very subject, look for mezcal made with maguey papalote (agave cupreata) since “…this species cannot reproduce without the intervention of bats and can be found mainly in the state of Guerrero.”

The Tequila Interchange Project is working with Rodrigo Medellin–the Batmanbatfriendly of Mexico–in the pilot stages of a massive Bat Friendly Tequila & Mezcal Recognition Program that will likely include some beloved brands of tequilas and mezcals.

In the meantime, be kind to bats.  Build bat houses for them to roost in as suggested by the Bat World Sanctuary.

The bat you save could be your best sipping buddy.

 

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A Sotol By Any Other Name

[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .]

Here Comes the Rain Again

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Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in the Desert Southwest during Monsoon Season, and they will tell you that they can smell rain.  At those times, your part of town may be sunny and bone dry, but a strong breeze will carry the scent of falling raindrops for miles.  Sooner or later, the skies darken, thunder rolls, lightning strikes and the floodgates open.

Similarly, those who have sampled significant amounts of tequila or mezcal wet-cement-signduring their lifetimes will admit to the elusive “wet cement” flavor profile evocative of rain hitting a hot, dry sidewalk.

The latter is so rare these days with tequilas attempting to become smoother and more neutralized, and mezcals being distilled at the more accepting entry level 80 proof (40% ABV) than traditional higher strengths.

But try to describe true sotol such as Don Cuco as I meekly attempted to in Tom Barry’s insightful article, A Sotol Story , and you can fumble to find the words.

“To me, Don Cuco Sotol carries the best of all worlds.  It opens up — blooms — so much that it demands to be treated like a fine wine.  It has the smokiness of some of the best mezcals, but the flavor is simultaneously reminiscent of the best tequilas and then, not at all.”

Tumbando_sotolThe best descriptor that one can come up with is that sotol made in Chihuahua, Mexico smells and tastes like desert rain falling in that region.  It is arguably the truest illustration of the term terroir.

But what does Texas Sotol represent?  That’s what we came to Genius Liquids’ headquarters to find out.

Humble Beginnings

Mike Groener describes Genius Liquids’ humble beginnings and explains the process and challenges in producing Genius Gins and their new Texas Sotol.

The use of champagne yeast was at the suggestion of tequila Siembra Azul’s maker, David Suro, whom Mike met through John Garrett, a friend and spirits supervisor at distributor Victory Wine Group based in Dallas.

Here, Mike discusses more about the inspiration to use champagne yeast in his spirits.

Conscientious Objector to Vodka

Genius Liquids distills three types of gin (standard strength, navy strength, oaked), and Texas sotol, but no vodka.  Distilling something “odorless and tasteless doesn’t represent any piece of art” according to Groener.

Why Sotol?

2015-08-15 13.05.20To learn more about Chihuahua’s native spirit, Groener did his homework.  Through his relationship with Garrett, he has met Judah Kuper, co-founder of Mezcal Vago and spent time at Judah’s family mezcal palenque.

He has also sought advice on his Texas Sotol from Jacob Jacquez, fifth generation distiller of the legendary Don Cuco Sotol, and creator of newcomers, Ocho Cientos and Por Siempre sotol brands.  He has also communicated with representatives of the globally available Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol.

Groener admits that Genius Liquids is a bit egotistical when it comes to deciding what to distill, and prefers a challenge instead of the easy way out.

Sotol By Any Other Name

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Dasylirion texanum.

This lovely spirit of Mexico is not without its controversy.

Sotol from Chihuahua, Mexico is distilled using the dasylirion wheeleri plant, more commonly known as desert spoon or sereque in Spanish.

Genius Gin’s Desert Spirit Texas Sotol, however, uses North American sotol or Dasylirion texanum grown, wild harvested, cooked, fermented, and distilled in Texas.  This variety has evolved into a more compacted and hardier plant, designed to survive the harsh Texas summers.

All dasylirions were at one time considered distant relatives of the agave (agavaceae), but it is actually more akin to asparagus.

Mike furthers the debate and recounts the labeling issues concerning the word sotol, and why Genius Liquids prefers to brand it through their Desert Spirit line.

Texas Hill Country in A Bottle

Mike Groener pours a sample of Texas Sotol into my three types of glassware.  Unlike tequila, and to some degree, mezcal, sotol still does not have an official tasting glass.  Lisa Pietsch, Tequila Aficionado Media’s COO, describes it as “Texas Hill Country in a bottle.”

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Like Master Distiller,  German González elaborating on how he came to create his opus, Tears of Llorona, Mike expounds on how, through their process, Genius Liquids has composed a transportive spirit in a “non-Auto-Tune way.”

 Tails of The Funk

Much like Montelobo’s Dr. Ivan Saldaña’s love affair with mezcal’s funkiness, Mike demonstrates how he carefully uses the colas (tails) after distillation to enhance Genius Liquids’ Desert Spirit Sotol.

The Magic Ingredient

Careful not to get too technical with his method of distillation, but with the same umph of Carlos Camarena’s (Tequila Tapatío) passion, Groener breaks down the love involved in producing a Genius Liquids spirit.

The Future

The first batch of Desert Spirit Texas Sotol was so well received that it sold out within two weeks of being launched.  The plan is to move Genius Liquids to larger digs due to the oppressive heat that prevents them from fermenting properly.

Groener spells out what the future holds for Genius Liquids and its expansion.

Off camera, Mike divulged that he’d like to wrestle with the challenge of producing a traditionally made Texas mezcal agave spirit, and has already sourced maguey for that project.  There are also plans for a blended agricole rum.

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In whatever direction Groener takes Genius Liquids, one can be sure that it will continue to seek, define and express the true meaning of Texas terroir–one small batch at a time.

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