Blind tastings are the best way to find out what you really like, free of marketing hype, bias, and previous experiences. They also give you the opportunity to experience tequila in a whole new way—using only your senses. That’s why we

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When’s the last time you were surprised by your own palate? It’s probably been a while. That’s because we tend to gravitate toward the foods, flavors and brands that we are familiar with. The problem with this approach is that we

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Tequila is meant to be shared with friends. This is especially true when it comes to exciting, new-to-market products. So, when we realized we were sitting on three exceptional newcomers, we decided to visit every tequila lover’s friend, Emilio, the owner

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Merriam-Webster: Smooth: having a continuous even surface; not sharp or harsh We recently got an email from a Tequila Matchmaker app user saying that our search filters didn’t help him, since he wanted to search for “sweet, smooth” tequilas, “good for

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Land in Guadalajara and it won’t take long before you’re feeling thirsty. Blue agaves decorate the landscape, mariachi music rings in the air, and billboards for tequila pepper the landscape. Good thing we’ve got you covered with the best places in

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This holiday season there is no better gift—to yourself or others—than a great tequila! First, tequila is made for sharing and if you’re going to get together with family and friends, why not drink something special? And, if you’re not exactly

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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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tequila cristalino añejo

Anyone who has visited Guadalajara recently was probably bombarded with billboards and bar menus touting the latest tequila trend: “Cristalinos”. These are aged tequilas that have been filtered to remove any color added by the barrel during the aging process, leaving

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Along with blancos, reposados represent some of our favorite tequilas. A light repo goes perfectly with meals, while a more aged repo can serve as a great dessert tequila, for the end of evening. But “rested” tequilas, which can spend anywhere

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Put the words “tequila” and “smoky” together and most people think of mezcal. This is because most mezcal makers still use the artisanal process of cooking agaves in earthen pits, creating smoky aromas and flavors, as opposed to steam-powered autoclaves and

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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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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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