Oct
7
2017

Don Julio Night at Tico (Boston)

Tequila Tuesday with Don Julio     Boston Chefs

Oct
7
2017

Spirits of Mexico (Austin, TX)

Spirits of Mexico: Unlimited Tequila, Mezcal & Bites     Travelzoo

Besides delicious tastings, guests will have the chance to interact with brand ambassadors, competition participants and other mezcal and tequila … 19 Oct.

Oct
6
2017

Tequila Advent Calendar

This Tequila Advent Calendar Is What Your Holiday Season Needs

The boozy advent calendar comes with 24 different, 30-milliliter, wax-sealed bottles of tequila from both major producers and lesser known ones, ranging in style from blanco to extra añejo. Since the big, daily reveal of the calendar’s contents is all part of the fun, we won’t list all of the bottles inside, but we will tease that some premium offerings include Don Julio 1942, Casa Noble Añejo and Corazón Expresiones Reposado, aged in ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels…

Oct
6
2017

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails    MSN.com  (Video)

Bobby Flay purees seedless watermelon chunks, then strains the juice through a sieve and mixes it with silver tequila, sugar syrup, blueberries, mint …

Oct
6
2017

Hornitos debuts clear Añejo

Hornitos debuts clear añejo Tequila   The Spirits Business

Starting as a triple-distilled añejo Tequila, the spirit has been aged for at least a year in traditional American white oak casks before undergoing a “unique process” of filtration to create the notes of a “typical of a Plata Tequila”…

Oct
6
2017

The Mezcal Experience By Tom Bullock

Exclusive Extract From The Mezcal Experience By Tom Bullock

Until very recently, mezcal sat in the public psyche on a par with lost cities, surfacing only in tales of terrifying excess. Footnotes from Hunter S …

Oct
6
2017

Keeping Tabs: Santos y Pecadores

Keeping Tabs: Santos y Pecadores    D Magazine

You may not be familiar with mezcal—which is forgivable, since there are only a handful of mezcal bars in the United States. But when I heard that a …  The tiny mezcaleria, hidden in the back room of Uptown’s Bowen House, helps introduce Dallas to…

Oct
5
2017

Tequila & Mezcal Fest returns (London)

Agave fiesta: Tequila & Mezcal Fest returns    Bar Magazine

A celebration of Mexico is bringing together tequila and mezcal as well as sotol, raicilla and bacanora.  Tequila & Mezcal Fest is returning this month for a fourth year, celebrating agave spirits and all things Mexican. Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery in London on October 7 and 8, it brings together brands both large and small under one roof, alongside tastings and masterclasses plus Mexican food, live entertainment, exhibitions and bars serving up cocktails – a fitting finale to this year’s London Cocktail Week…

Oct
3
2017

Halloween cocktails with Pura Vida Tequila

Halloween cocktails to make with Houston-based Pura Vida Tequila

Pura Vida Tequila, the Houston-based premium tequila brand, has had Halloween on the brain for months…

Spooky Sunset is made with Pura Vida Anejo Tequila, Naranja Orange Liqueur, agave nectar and lemon juice. Photo: Pura Vida Tequila

Oct
3
2017

Master Distiller Jesus Hernandez ~ Altos Tequila

A Master Distiller Helps Us Pinpoint The Key To Great Tequila 

The tequila Jesus Hernandez makes in Arandas, Mexico is more than any one component. It’s a nuanced understanding of the dirt, the air, the plant, the process, and atmosphere, the wood, the yeasts, and the aroma and complexity that should be in every great glass of tequila. With Hernandez’s guidance, we too can learn what to look for in a great tequila. So let’s dive in.

…We’ve been making tequila for 20 years. There was a couple of products we tried before in the US with some success but nothing like Altos. I think that it’s a matter of timing. The palate of the US consumer has been trained to go for more of the agave flavor recently. The consumers were looking for something with more complexity and more flavor — which is great because they’re drinking better tequila all the time…