Arette's  'Suave  Artesanal' Tequila Rocks Out - The Blanco &  Extra Anejo are Standouts

Arette's 'Suave Artesanal' Tequila Rocks Out - The Blanco & Extra Anejo are Standouts

Arette's Artesanal 'Suave' tequilas are a solid line of top quality tequila, made at Tequila Arette de Jalisco, known as El Llano- NOM 1109 in El Valle region of Jalisco, by brothers Eduardo and Jaime Orendain. After recently reviewing the 'Classic line', I mentioned how much I liked it as

Fortaleza 'two month rested' Reposado.....  It's Not Ready for Prime Time

Fortaleza 'two month rested' Reposado..... It's Not Ready for Prime Time

I can't believe I'm saying this....but don't go near the two month 'rested' Fortaleza Reposado- it's absolutely terrible. Here's one Tequila from possibly the world's best and most traditional distillery, that I don't think you'll ever want to drink or collect, and I never saw this coming. I'm embarrassed

Astral  Tequila-  It's 'Interesting'

Astral Tequila- It's 'Interesting'

The 'Most Interesting Man In The World' has a new job, and it's fronting Tequila. Tequila is the fastest growing spirit, and his timing is, well, .... very interesting. Astral blanco Tequila is made at La Cofradia- NOM 1137 in the Tequila Valley of Jalisco. I had heard good things about

ADDITIVES IN TEQUILA & MY PERSONAL LIST OF ADDITIVE-FREE TEQUILA BRANDS

ADDITIVES IN TEQUILA & MY PERSONAL LIST OF ADDITIVE-FREE TEQUILA BRANDS

Because it is such an IMPORTANT part of Tequila today, here is just the 'Additive Section' and my Personal list of 'Additive-free brands' from my recent, longer and more detailed article titled- "AGING OF TEQUILA - BARREL TECHNIQUES, ADDITIVES, ADDITIVE-FREE BRANDS, AND A FEW OTHER THINGS TO KNOW"- SEE

Adictivo Extra Anejo-  'Americanized' Smooth & SWEET Tequila- You'll Need a Real Sweet Tooth to Enjoy This

Adictivo Extra Anejo- 'Americanized' Smooth & SWEET Tequila- You'll Need a Real Sweet Tooth to Enjoy This

Adictivo Extra Anejo is made at Tequilas Gonzalez Lara, S.A. de C.V. distillery- NOM 1560 in the El Arenal, El Valle (lowlands) region of Jalisco. It is made by Gildardo Partida, who along with his brother Alberto, worked with their dad Gildardo, on Cava de Oro, which like

Mi Casa Blanco Tequila- A Mom and Pop Brand That's Hard To Top

Mi Casa Blanco Tequila- A Mom and Pop Brand That's Hard To Top

Eli and Cristina Rodriguez are brother and sister, and along with their Mom and Dad are the founders and owners of Mi Casa Tequila. It all started with Grandad Ezequiel, who inherited this cattle ranch from his dad, in Penjamillo, Michocan, Mexico. It is located in the highlands, near the

Los Azulejos 'Skelly' Anejo-  Not Just Another Pretty 'Novelty' Bottle

Los Azulejos 'Skelly' Anejo- Not Just Another Pretty 'Novelty' Bottle

Los Azulejos Skeleto Anejo, known as "skelly" is made at Destiladora del Valle de Tequila- NOM 1438 in the lowlands (El Valle) region of Tequila, Jalisco. Owned by Michael and Celia Maestri, the distillery is known as 'Casa Maestri', and it is one of the highest volume distilleries in Mexico,

2013 Fuenteseca Cosecha Blanco Tequila- Unique, Delicious & Limited

2013 Fuenteseca Cosecha Blanco Tequila- Unique, Delicious & Limited

2013 Fuenteseca Huerta Singular Cosecha is a top quality connoisseurs blanco tequila, made at Distillery Tequileña- NOM 1146 in the El Valle (lowlands) of Jalisco. Made from top quality highland (Los Altos) agaves, 'Cosecha' means 'harvest'. The funny thing is, it's also perfect for a beginner to blanco, who believes

Tequila Arette is a 'Classic' Gem

Tequila Arette is a 'Classic' Gem

Arette Tequila has always been a favorite of mine. The blanco is a staple for me, as it's clean and tasty, inexpensive and definitely sippable. Without a doubt, it's also one of the best mixers you could buy, considering quality and price, and it's no surprise that many bars are

Aging of Tequila -  Barrel Techniques,  Additives,  Additive-Free Brands, And A Few Other Things To Know

Aging of Tequila - Barrel Techniques, Additives, Additive-Free Brands, And A Few Other Things To Know

I can understand that some people can't take the power, rawness or the taste of clear blanco tequila. Well..... not really but anyway, for them there are aged tequilas that have different taste profiles and are smoother, more flavorful and sweeter, with less harshness. The alcohol burn normally mellows in

Maracame Tequila is Majestic Splendor

Maracame Tequila is Majestic Splendor

Maracame (pronounced-mah-rah-KAH-may) is an artisanal- small volume, multiple award winning brand made by Tequila Supremo- NOM 1456 in the highlands (los altos) of Arandas, Jalisco. An important part of Maracame Tequila, is the exquisite packaging, including the beautiful bottles and boxes, and their connection to the native inhabitants of the

Fermentation to Distillation... Steps to make Tequila

Fermentation to Distillation... Steps to make Tequila

Here is a SIMPLE DESCRIPTION OF THE FERMENTATION TO DISTILLATION STAGE for making Tequila: After steaming (cooking) the pinas, generally by horno (oven) or autoclave (stainless steel oven), inulin carbs transform into fructose. The next step is milling, to squeeze and shred the cooked pinas to get some juice to

San Matias Tahona  Blanco - Welcome Aboard !!

San Matias Tahona Blanco - Welcome Aboard !!

The prestigious Casa San Matias distillery is celebrating their 130th anniversary and as of 1940, in the Highlands (Los Altos) region of Jalisco. They are one of the oldest family tequila distilleries in Mexico. Don Delfino Gonzalez started producing Casa San Matias, way tequila back in 1886, and that's quite

Agave Pina Cooking Methods (Tequila) ..... Including Diffuser

Agave Pina Cooking Methods (Tequila) ..... Including Diffuser

Sometimes a tequila expert, can actually tell how the pina (heart of the blue agave) was cooked. It's not always easy to do, but the cooking procedure is actually quite important. Cooking is the first procedure after harvesting, and cutting the pinas, and this important step transforms the agave’s

Tequila Regions - Highlands (Los Altos) & Lowlands (El Valle) - WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

Tequila Regions - Highlands (Los Altos) & Lowlands (El Valle) - WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

The more you taste different tequilas, the more you will realize that the two main regions that Tequila is grown and produced (mostly all in the state of Jalisco) taste different. Agave plants nurtured in the Los Altos (highlands area) have mostly red clay soil and higher elevations that produce

Terralta Tequila -  It's out of this world

Terralta Tequila - It's out of this world

Felipe Camarena's new brand of Tequila is here, and it's called Terralta. If you are one that can appreciate fine tequila, and all it's nuances.... you have found it. Terralta means "high land" in English, which is what this tequila is all about. Terralta is made with 100% deep well

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