Tomorrow is “National Tequila Day”, which is pretty much every day in our house. But, in honor of this annual event, we thought it would be fun to dig into the Tequila Matchmaker database and pull out some statistics that will

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Highest Rated Tequila Distilleries

Agave, water, and yeast. Unbelievably, those three ingredients are all you need to make tequilas with an enormous variety of aromas and flavors. That’s because while the ingredients are simple, the process is anything but. If you’ve ever wondered why tequilas

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Good news, tequila lovers! This week is Cinco de Mayo—the drinking holiday that most people think marks Mexican Independence, but is actually the date of the (mostly uncelebrated) Battle of Puebla. Don’t worry, we’re not going to be party poopers. Cinco

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The truth behind “the coming tequila shortage”, and the real risks the industry faces Here’s the good news on the “agave crisis”: We are reaching the peak. The bad news is we will likely experience a similar, or worse, situation in

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There’s a hidden, invitation-only area of the Tequila Matchmaker app that was built so that we could conduct blind ratings for groups of people. It might be the single most fun part of the app. We’ve used this portion of the

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Agave isn’t just another plant. This one is special. We never realized just how incredible it was until we attended a presentation by Dr. Ivan Saldaña Oyarzábal, earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Sussex, in Great Britain,

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More than a hundred new tequila brands are launched each year. For tequila drinkers this is both a great gift and a dilemma: which new tequilas are worthy of your time and money? Good question. That’s why we created a “Newcomers”

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For many people, holiday drinking conjures up images of spiked cider and red wine, but what if we told you there was something better. Way better. How about a perfectly balanced tequila cocktail with notes of pumpkin, cooked agave, Mexican brown

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Traditionally-made Tequilas Rise to the Top of the 2017 Spirits of Mexico Competition There are very few tequila festivals left in the U.S., which is a shame because they offer tequila lovers a great opportunity to try some of the new

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As some of you already know, we recently moved to the Guadalajara area so we could be closer to the tequila world and have access to special places like the bar “La Cata“. It’s an independent tequila tasting room located in

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Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila with Sangrita

This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Siete Leguas Blanco – “The Bellwether Blanco” It is time to celebrate tradition, consistency, honesty, and deliciousness. That’s why we’ve selected Siete Leguas Blanco as our Weekend Sipper. Let’s break down the reasons why we love

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This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Pasote Añejo – “Puente Perfect” We’re about to enter a long weekend (which is called a “puente”, or “bridge”, in Mexico), so that means we need a tequila that can go the distance. Pasote Añejo is

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This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Don Pilar Reposado – “Worth the Wait” For many years, Don Pilar offered a blanco, añejo and extra añejo. “Donde estas, donde estas, Reposado?” Fans of the brands (like us) were excited when we heard that

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This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Gran Dovejo Blanco High Proof – “Agave Explosion” Thanks to this beauty, Cinco de Mayo should last all weekend long. This most recent product from Gran Dovejo is winning serious praise (and very high scores in

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Tequila Fortaleza Blanco

This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Fortaleza Blanco – “Lots to Love” Fortaleza Blanco is one of those tequilas that we will never run out of because we are constantly stockpiling it. And the reason for that is simple—it’s delicious and authentic.

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Tequila ArteNOM 1579

This week’s Weekend Sipper is: ArteNOM Selección de 1579 Blanco – “Breath of Fresh Air” With this tequila, get prepared for a full and rich agave experience. It is made by Felipe Camarena at his distillery, El Pandillo, located in the

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Additives in tequila? I bet you’ve never thought about it. But whether you are for or against additives it’s useful to know how they are used, the rules that govern them, and how to sleuth them out. We asked Sergio Mendoza,

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San Matias Tahona Tequila Blanco

This week’s Weekend Sipper is: San Matias Tahona Blanco – “Rock Star” There’s a lot to love about this particular tequila, and the name alone makes one reason clear. Any tequila that involves a tahona in the production process will win

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Don Fulano Imperial Tequila - 5 year Extra Añejo

This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Don Fulano Imperial – “Aged to Perfection” Earth, cinnamon, caramel, citrus, coffee, and cooked agave aromas—these are just some of the rich aromas and flavors found in Don Fulano Imperial, an excellent example of an extra

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This week’s Weekend Sipper is: Tequila Los Valientes Reposado – “Budget tastiness? In the bag!” This one caught us by surprise for several reasons. First, the price: at $29 we didn’t expect much, but you never know. Second, the packaging: a

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