Oct
31
2014

Travel Retail Masters 2014 results

The Travel Retail Masters 2014 results    The Spirits Business

…Progressing onto darker spirits, next up was Tequila. The top accolade of a Master was bestowed upon Tequila Corralejo 99,000 Horas Añejo, due to its “sweet vanilla oakiness with fresh agave, with a hint of tobacco and liquorice”, which made for a “well-rounded spirit”…

Oct
30
2014

Suerte’s Single Barrel Extra Anejo

Suerte’s Single Barrel Extra Anejo   just-drinks.com (subscription)

Suerte Tequila has added a five-year, single barrel iteration to its portfolio. The extra Añejo expression, which joins Suerte Blanco, Reposado and …

Oct
30
2014

1st Annual Tequila Fest (UK)

Tequila Fest 2014   Foodepedia  (United Kingdom)

…In steps Tequila Fest 2014, the first of what will, hopefully, be an ever-growing annual event. The job of the festival – hosted near Tower Bridge from 22 to 23 November – is not to line-up mile-after-mile of limes, salt and slammers; but instead, educate people on the delights of mescal and tequila, and demonstrate that these are drinks to sip and savour…

Oct
30
2014

Day of the Dead tequila festival (Austin)

Day of the Dead tequila festival hosted Nov. 1  Community Impact Newspaper

Casa Chapala opened March 21 in its new location, which features a tasting room for customers to try a selection of more than 200 types of tequila…A Day of the Dead–themed tequila festival Nov. 1 at Casa Chapala in North Austin will include food, tequila, mezcal and sotol tastings…

Oct
28
2014

Touring And Tasting At Casa Herradura

A jimador works his magic in extracting the piña from a blue agave plant.—Courtesy of Fallon Worldwide

A jimador works his magic in extracting the piña from a blue agave plant.—Courtesy of Fallon Worldwide

Touring And Tasting At Casa Herradura: The Historic Hacienda Brings Out A Limited Edition Tequila   Forbes

…Some 60,000 visitors a year tour the 400-year-old hacienda, which is home to the Casa Herradura tequila makers. My introduction there to the long and complex process of tequila making came courtesy of Rubén Aceves, Master Taster and all around Herradura brand ambassador. Rubén was leading a number of writers on an inside tour to highlight Herradura’s Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2014, a Scotch cask reposado tequila which is coming to the U.S. market this last week of October…

Oct
28
2014

Russ Bowling @ Flickr.

…No one really knows when mezcal production first started, though most experts agree that distillation arrived with the Spaniards some time in the 16th century. Once it did, it’s more than likely that what we now know as mezcal preceded the more specialized tequila…
Oct
28
2014

Nashville Day of the Dead Tequila Festival

Day of the Dead Tequila Festival sloshes Nashville  The Tennessean

…Attendees can sip 16 variations of tequila, nosh on chips and salsa, dance to music by QDP DJs, bash piñatas, see art demonstrations and get their faces painted like festive sugar skulls. Chago’s Cantina will also sell $2 carnitas tacos with plantain salsa.  The celebration is at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Pavilion East, 1006 Fatherland St. Tickets are $25. Details: www.nashvilletequilafestival.com

Oct
28
2014

Casamigos Launches their Anejo

Casamigos-Anejo

Casamigos Anejo has joined George Clooney’s range of Tequila

…Casamigos Añejo is described as a small batch, ultra-premium Tequila made with 100% blue agave weber. After harvest, the agave piñas are roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours and undergo an extra-slow fermentation process for an additional 80 hours.  “We are extremely excited and proud to add our añejo after resting it to perfection in our barrels in Jalisco, Mexico,” said Clooney. “It’s a great feeling to share something we created, drink and are extremely proud of.”  The new variant – which along with all other Casamigos Tequila batches is tasted and approved by Clooney and Gerber – is said to have notes of caramel, vanilla, oak and spice…

Oct
28
2014

South Florida Tequila Festival

Inaugural Tequila Festival Added to Day of the Dead Festivities

New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

Welcome the inaugural South Florida Tequila Festival, set to take place on Saturday, November 1. A newcomer to the weekend-long Day of the Dead celebration, J3 Hospitality will transform Fort Lauderdale’s Stache 1920′s Drinking Den into a tequila-tasting extravaganza for the evening.

Oct
18
2014

New mezcal bar coming to San Antonio

New project from Mixtli team    mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Mezcalería Mixtli, a new mezcal bar at 5313 McCullough Ave., will open early 2015, the team from Mixtli restaurant announced Thursday.  It will focus on the spirit from Oaxaca and cocktails made from it, along with Mexican craft beer, and spirits from Mexico, such as sotol, charanda, and tequila.