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

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

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

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

Oro de Lidia Tequila -  What  a Fantastic Find -  Delicious, Well Made  &  Value Priced.

Oro de Lidia Tequila - What a Fantastic Find - Delicious, Well Made & Value Priced.

Oro de Lidia is a fantastic and delightful brand, that I hadn't heard of. It comes in all 4 expressions. Not to be confused with Toro de Lidia another brand made at the same distillery. It is made at Rivesca SA de CV- NOM- 1531, which is located in the

AVION Tequila - Tasty & Solid- It's the "Real" Thing

AVION Tequila - Tasty & Solid- It's the "Real" Thing

You may have seen Avion Tequila highlighted on the HBO show 'Entourage', and hopefully by now you know that it is a real tequila. According to Creator Ken Austin, it was around before the TV show. It is a well made, delicious and pleasant tequila brand. You may know this

Arta Triple Barreled Extra Anejo Combines Art & Creativity, for a Boldly Flavorful Tequila.

Arta Triple Barreled Extra Anejo Combines Art & Creativity, for a Boldly Flavorful Tequila.

Arta is a small batch-single estate tequila based out of Colorado, made in the lowlands of Jalisco. Arta Tequila is made at NOM 1360 Corporacion Ansan, in Arenal, in the El Valle region, near the town of Tequila. This brand is made along with almost 40 other different brands of

5 “Aged” Tequilas Everyone Needs to Experience

5 “Aged” Tequilas Everyone Needs to Experience

Once again I was asked by Dave Miller's Mexico to do a Best of 5 Tequila List As I mentioned before on my Top 5 Blanco List for Dave Miller's Mexico, I really do get sick to my stomach when I see these ridiculous sponsored paid, or influenced "Best Tequila

Alquimia - Top Quality Organic Tequila -  Made on earth with a heavenly taste

Alquimia - Top Quality Organic Tequila - Made on earth with a heavenly taste

Tequila Alquimia (pronounced alkee-mia) is spanish, for the word alchemy". It has a few meanings, but I go with "the magical process of transformation". Alquimia is made by Dr. Adolfo Murillo, who is a Doctor of Optometry and also has a Bachelor of Biological Science degree, and is the Founder/

QUI is not for me

QUI is not for me

Qui extra anejo is another one of those clear filtered aged tequilas, that for the most part, has lost some of it's soul in the process. I just don't think it's anything special, and I'd rather spend $30-40 more for the real thing. I've read a few positive reviews, but

Long Island Lou's Favorite Extra Anejos - Blind Taste Comparison Of 18 Extra Anejos

Long Island Lou's Favorite Extra Anejos - Blind Taste Comparison Of 18 Extra Anejos

I did a blind taste comparison and rating of 18 of My Extra Anejos, to see where they stand against each other, and how high they rate on their own. This is MY preference, using Aroma, Taste, Complexity, Enjoyability, Smoothness and Drinkability as factors. I devised a simple "Smoothness/Drinkability"

Siembra Azul Elisa Extra Anejo - MARVELOUS

Siembra Azul Elisa Extra Anejo - MARVELOUS

David Suro's Elisa Extra Anejo, is a delicious and truly special tequila. Named for his daughter, this single barrel/barrel proof limited edition tequila is Big AND Bold, but easy to drink. It is UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS. This is aged so long (5+years) that as usual, you lose some agave

Grand Mayan Ultra Añejo - OUTSTANDING!!!

Grand Mayan Ultra Añejo - OUTSTANDING!!!

Grand Mayan Ultra Aged Tequila (80 proof) is presented in possibly the most beautiful hand made and painted talavera bottle available, and the tequila does not disappoint. I LOVED the taste and this Extra Añejo is now one of my favorite Extra Añejos of ANY price. Especially at the reasonable

Villa Lobos - Light & Tasty

Villa Lobos - Light & Tasty

The NEW Tequila Villa Lobos is about to hit the US. I am proud to say I am one of two or three people in the US that have received samples and have evaluated them. Villa Lobos is made by Carlos Camarena and sold by Dale Sklar, and they are

Malinalli Review

Malinalli Review

Malinalli was the name of conquistador Herenan Cortes's lover and adviser, and considered the mother of the new Mexican people. She had an immense effect on Mexico, as the voice of Cortés, the voice of her people, and an enduring symbol of Mexico. She is also known as La Malinche,

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