Category: Tequila Reviews

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I remember how excited I was when I tasted my first 100% agave tequila. Up until that point, I was like most people in that I had bad college experiences that kept me away from tequila. It wasn’t until a certain female (who I later married) encouraged me to give it another try that I […]


Scarlet and I were fortunate to review the full lineup of Don Weber tequilas. When we conduct reviews, we like to take our time, and will re-taste a tequila over and over again until we get a good feel for it. Over the course of about a month, we tasted the entire Don Weber lineup […]


Sometimes 40% alcohol (80-proof) just isn’t enough. I say this not because of any need to hurry up and get a fast buzz on, but rather that a quality tequila made at 100 proof (50% alcohol) can be more true to the real nature of tequila than one that is at the traditional 40% found […]


In a tequila rut? We’ve been there. It’s easy to keep grabbing the same few bottles on your bar rather then splurge on a new tequila that you may or may not like. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to go to some great tequila trade shows last Fall, where we sampled some impressive newcomers that […]


George Clooney + tequila. Do we have your attention yet? The group behind the new Casamigos brand sure hopes so. They released a viral video campaign featuring Clooney, his girlfriend Stacy Keibler, Cindy Crawford, and her husband Rande Gerber, all falling into bed together after a night of drinking. (Clooney and Gerber are behind this […]

Tapatio Blanco Tequila

We spent a few hours with Tapatio Blanco last night, and really started to get a nice feel for this tequila. We plan to do a full video-style review of it very soon, but there are a few things worth mentioning right away. 1) It’s selling pretty fast. I went down to Liquid Experience yesterday, […]

The Don Fulano brand of tequilas are created at the La Tequileña distillery (NOM 1146), which is located right in the center of the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. It has a very large aging room with a variety of different types of barrels, so maybe that’s part of the reason why the Don Fulano […]

Living in Mexico for 2 years, you would have thought we would have had ready access to every tequila ever created, but this is not the case. Although 100% of all tequila in the world is created in Mexico, the vast majority of it is made for export only. In the past 2 years several […]


Speedy delivery! This came in the mail today from Hi-Time Wine Cellars, all in one big heavy box! (We ordered it about 36 hours ago. These guys are fast.) (From left to right) Don Fulano Imperial 5 year, 123 Reposado, 123 Añejo, Meloza Blanco/Reposado/Añejo, Excellia Añejo, Canicas Reposado, IXA Silver, and Revolucion 100-proof Silver. We’re […]

Clayton Szczech of Experience Tequila is a frequent house guest of ours in Mexico City. On one recent visit we decided to put him to work – blind tasting three different expressions of Espolon reposado. (The old version in the original tall bottle; the new version commonly found in the USA; and a version that’s […]

Leopoldo Solis is the mastermind behind many well-respected tequilas. After our review of his most recent creation, Tequila Gran Dovejo, we were invited to meet Mr. Solis in person while he was traveling through Mexico City. Solis is a “Master Tequilero,” and Casa Real, Campanario, Don Pilar, Real de Mexico, and Siembra Azul are some […]

A while back we did a review of a tequila with an odd name and a cool bottle: Alien blanco. We can still remember enjoying its gentle fruity aromas. So, when we heard that the brand was producing a new extra añejo, we were anxious to get our hands on it. Luckily, we didn’t have […]

With so many new tequila brands making their way to the market, experienced tequila drinkers often look for clues that indicate if a particular brand is worthy of a try. Clues can take the form of a particular process or distillery, as well as the people behind the brand. For us, it means a lot […]

Does tequila taste different after it has been in a flask? We were asked that question recently, and decided to find out. After doing some online research, we learned that there was no clear obvious answer – other than “it depends on the flask.” If the flask is cheap, and made of inferior metals, there’s […]

Because we’re living in Mexico City during a huge mezcal revival, we’ve tried very hard to like this traditional Mexican spirit. Not only are there three mezcalerias within a stone’s throw of our house, but there’s also something very interesting going on culturally with mezcal. Simply put – it is everywhere, while tequila is not. […]

All around Mexico City, tucked among the usual tequila fare, we’ve seen a new contender – Alacrán tequila. The brand is based here, which explains its ubiquity, but it has been making its way far and wide, and we were curious to find out what was in its mysterious matte black bottle. The brand only […]

Kah tequila has gotten a lot of attention for its seriously cool skull-shaped Day of the Dead bottles, but what about the juice? While in LA, Grover picked up the Kah blanco and reposado and we sat down to look, literally, into the calaveras of this fairly new brand. If our suspicious minds thought this […]

Buying a tequila you’ve never tried before is always risky. Grover and I have come up short many times (remember Chaya? Ouch.) But while in San Francisco last week I couldn’t help but search for some new tequilas at one of my favorite local liquor stores, Cask. Cask has a nice, well-edited selection and I […]

While the protests in Egypt remind us what a true revolution is—new, energizing, passion-driven— Tequila Revolucion seems the opposite. It doesn’t ignite our senses, nor does it hark back to the image of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, throwing back a bold, traditional tequila before riding out to seize hacienda land. Instead, it’s just unremarkable, which […]

If you are a Mexican celebrity, a member of U2, or Paris Hilton, you know that the hip place to stay in Mexico City is the Condesa DF hotel. Nuzzled against Colonia Condesa’s Parque Espana, the Condesa DF features unique design elements, an impressive lobby bar, and a rooftop terrace/sushi restaurant with views of the […]