Apr
22
2017

Sombra Mezcal Pledges to Give

Sombra Mezcal Pledges to Give 1% for the Planet on Earth Day 2017

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NEW YORK, Apr. 21 /CSRwire/ – Sombra Mezcal, an award-winning Mexican spirit made with organic agave, is pleased to announce certification as a business member of 1% for the Planet. Sombra will donate one percent of gross sales each year to trusted environmental nonprofits in the 1% for the Planet network.  Founded in 2006 by Master Sommelier Richard Betts, Sombra Mezcal is a leader in pursuing sustainable and innovative production methods that respect the environment and support the local economy in rural Oaxaca, Mexico…

Apr
22
2017

Efforts to protect future of agave

Chicagoans join Earth Day efforts to protect future of agave — and mezcal    Chicago Tribune

Tequila is a distilled spirit from blue agave; mezcal is a distilled spirit from all kinds of agave, some wild, some cultivated. Tequila is a well-known …

Apr
22
2017

Scotch twist on tequila

Pair from North-east put Scotch twist on tequila

Scotland’s first artisan craft tequila company has officially been launched by a North-east duo. UWA Tequila was set up by local entrepreneurs Michael …  Michael said: “We make tequila in the same way as anyone else does, however, what makes us different is that we’re ageing it in pre-filled Scottish whisky casks. You get some of the characteristics from the whisky itself, which gives it this great taste.  “Traditionally, it’s American bourbon barrels people use to make tequila.”  The whisky barrels are shipped from Dufftown to the town of Tequila, where the distillery is located, and filled with spirit then left to age…

Apr
21
2017

​How to Drink Tequila Better

​How to Drink Tequila Better    Men’s Health

Enrique de Colsa has been master distiller at Tequila Don Julio for 18 years—since Don Julio Gonzalez himself picked de Colsa as his successor…

Apr
21
2017

Heather Ash of Tromba Tequila

Heather Ash of Tromba Tequila    Heritage Radio Network

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in the studio by Heather Ash, brand ambassador for Tromba tequila. Tune in to hear them discuss paying your dues in the spirits industry, plus a live on-air sampling of three different expressions of Tromba!…

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Apr
21
2017

Tequila sales soaring in UK

Sipping Tequila helps to send UK sales soaring

Tequila sold in the UK off-trade grew 7% in volume in the 12 months to 31 December 2016 and 5% in value, worth £13 million in 2016… The WSTA attributed this to the growing popularity of premium sipping Tequilas and Tequila-based cocktails, as Brits move away from the classic combination of a shot and a lime wedge.

 

Apr
20
2017

Suerte Tequila Signs With Backbone Media

Suerte Tequila Signs With Backbone Media   Snowboarding.com

BOULDER, Colo. (April 18, 2017) — Suerte, the award-wining tequila maker, is pleased to announce it has signed Backbone Media as its North American public relations agency of record.  Founded by two friends and tequila fans from Boulder and a master distiller in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Suerte offers single-distillery tequilas produced with traditional methods. By slow–roasting and crushing agave with a tahona, Suerte creates four unique tequilas: Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo…

Apr
20
2017

one-of-a-kind $100 Margarita

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Takes Cinco De Mayo Celebrations To New Level With …    Yahoo Finance

TAMPA, Fla., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is partnering with Tequila Herradura, an ultra-premium 100 percent agave tequila, and Baccarat, a world-renowned fine crystal manufacturer, to provide an elevated Cinco de Mayo celebration. From May 4-6, guests can toast the occasion by indulging in a one-of-a-kind $100 Margarita…

The $100 Margarita features premium liquor, including Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema and Grand Marnier Centenaire. Served in Baccarat’s uniquely designed Diamant Highball..

Apr
20
2017

Titanium Tequila expands sales

Titanium Tequila expands sales outside Texas    Chron.com

Houston-based Premium Spirits, which brought Titanium Tequila to town more than two years ago, has reached a multistate distribution deal with …

Titanium Tequila introduced a new bottle. The brand will be distributed  to five states by Republic National Distributing Co. Photo: Titanium Tequila

The premium tequila, which uses estate grown, blue agave from the Highlands region of Jalisco, Mexico, will be distributed in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and, later this year, Nevada and Missouri…

Apr
19
2017

Cheech Marin’s Guide To Mezcal

Cheech Marin Is Here To Give You A Gateway Guide To Mezcal

It wasn’t all about history for Cheech, though. He was also excited about mezcal’s taste. He wanted to surprise people with a liquor as smoky as his film resume. The result? Tres Papalote Mezcal — which is unusually smooth, especially for a spirit with 46% alcohol, but maintains mezcal’s trademark flavors.