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

Corazon Expresiones - Buffalo Trace Reposado - Get 'Em Before They're Gone

Corazon Expresiones - Buffalo Trace Reposado - Get 'Em Before They're Gone

I've got to tell you, I tried a Reposado that was just unbelievable.It was the first year production (2013) of Tequila Corazon Expresiones Buffalo Trace Reposado, and it is superb. It's $70-80 or more a pop, but it's absolutely delicious. This smooth, light, caramel sweetness of Buffalo Trace bourbon,

Casa Dragones Blanco - Diffuser Junk

Casa Dragones Blanco - Diffuser Junk

Casa Dragones Blanco is made with a diffuser and uses a column still, but even so, I was hoping to be able to say that it's extremely unique and different, and that it's an amazing diffuser product. Unfortunately I can not. Made at Destileria Leyros, in El Valle- NOM 1489,

Are all these articles on weight loss and lower glucose levels from drinking tequila correct?

Are all these articles on weight loss and lower glucose levels from drinking tequila correct?

A lot of the info from the plethora of articles in the last 3 years is misleading. Most say that the sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight. Sounds great right? The

Fortaleza Reposado - The BEST REPO I EVER HAD

Fortaleza Reposado - The BEST REPO I EVER HAD

Fortaleza Reposado is quite delicious. For about $55-65 you WILL be impressed. From the town of Tequila in El Valle (lowlands) at Nom 1493, this is The REPO TO BUY. The production methods are simple and old world at Los Abuelos distillery. Stone oven/horno cooked, 100% Tahona crushed, open

El Tesoro Platinum - Traditionally Made Excellent Tequila

El Tesoro Platinum - Traditionally Made Excellent Tequila

El Tesoro Platinum blanco produced by Carlos Camarena at the old world distillery, La Alteña- NOM 1139 was built by Don Felipe de Jesús Camarena in 1937. It is located in Arandas, in the Los Altos (highlands) area of Jalisco. This fantastic blanco had eluded me, although I have the

LONG ISLAND LOU'S TOP 80 BLANCO'S

LONG ISLAND LOU'S TOP 80 BLANCO'S

People ask me all the time- WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE BLANCO TEQUILAS?? Here are 'MY TOP 80 CHOICES in 'general' order. Keep in mind that as time goes by, people's taste change (including mine) and for that reason and the fact that I try new tequila's all the time, this

Tequila Flights & Tasting- LET'S TALK ABOUT A TEQUILA TASTING-  .....  IT'S FUN

Tequila Flights & Tasting- LET'S TALK ABOUT A TEQUILA TASTING- ..... IT'S FUN

You may have heard the term, Tequila "Flight", and more precise- a Horizontal or Vertical flight. Look at it as a taste comparison. A horizontal flight is a group of tequilas (usually 3) in THE SAME age category. For example, you might choose three Reposados. If you do

Making Tequila - A Simple Chart & Explanation

Making Tequila - A Simple Chart & Explanation

I found this EXCELLENT CHART, to show you the basic process to make tequila. Remember after the pinas are harvested and taken to the distillery, they usually get chopped and COOKED. This is either by horno (oven) "BEST WAY" or Autoclave-"Next Best" or "Diffuser&

Mezcal vs Tequila

Mezcal vs Tequila

People always ask?..... What's the difference between tequila and mezcal? Remember that ALL TEQUILAS ARE MEZCALS. Let that sit for a second......Mezcal is the LARGER category- GET IT??.. It ALL comes from an Agave plant, with pulque being an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey

Don Cuco Suave Sotol - Smokey Smooth

Don Cuco Suave Sotol - Smokey Smooth

I have tasted my first Sotol, called Don Cuco Suave. Sotol is the drink of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila states. At one time considered by all to be one of the five agave based Mezcals, although it is technically from the Sotol plant (Dasylirion wheeleri), and not actually considered a

Cielo Rojo Bacanora - Milder & Less Smoky than Most Mezcals

Cielo Rojo Bacanora - Milder & Less Smoky than Most Mezcals

I have tasted my first Bacanora blanco called Cielo Rojo, which is the first premium Bacanora (effective Feb. 2011) to be imported into the USA, from the Baviacora-Aconchi-Banamichi appellation, of the Rio Sonora-Sierra Madre Mountain region. Bacanora is named after the town of Bacanora, which is in the state of

Metl Mezcal is an Explosive & Pleasant Surprise

Metl Mezcal is an Explosive & Pleasant Surprise

I tried a Mezcal called 'Metl', and it is a rare variety of mixed agaves. Metl is the Nahuatl (Aztec) name for the Agave plant and is delicious, very strong and full of flavors. Realize that even if Mezcal was the same 80 proof/40% abv of tequila, it would

All Types of Agave Spirits Explained

All Types of Agave Spirits Explained

You guys ready to learn something? I'm branching out to become educated in ALL agave spirits, NOT just tequila and have purchased a few Mezcals, Sotol and some Bacanora. STAY TUNED for my reviews on these mysterious, hard to find, some once illegal, underground type agave spirits. Remember there are

What is Blue Weber Agave?

What is Blue Weber Agave?

'Blue Agave' is the common name given to the cultivated species of the agave plant- "Agave Tequilana Weber variety Azul". This is the agave plant we all know of, that must be used to make our beloved spirit 'Tequila'. Blue Weber Agave is the ONLY agave legally allowed

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