Grover and ScarletCome sip incredible and often rare tequilas with us! We are Grover and Scarlet, the founders of Tequila Matchmaker and TasteTequila.com, with over a decade in the tequila world.

This is not your average tasting experience – we are on the ground in the tequila region, regularly visiting distilleries, talking with tequileros, and savoring it all. We want to share our knowledge and the magic of traditionally-made tequilas with you.

That’s part of the reason we built Casa Lotecito, a private home in Tlaquepaque where we have a tiny tequila distillery, two tasting areas, and a full tequila bar. Depending on the tasting that you select, and our availability, your tasting will either be conducted by Scarlet and Grover, or a knowledgeable member of our small team.

Tastings Offered:


Tasting Table

Tasting #1:

An Introduction to Tequila

New to tequila, or looking to quickly up your tequila game? This tasting of 6 quality tequilas includes 3 blancos, 2 reposados and 1 añejo, chosen to highlight the variety of expressions.

Tasting takes place at the private Tequila Matchmaker tasting house in Tlaquepaque. Includes light snacks, bottled water, and palate cleansers. At the end of the tasting you will be invited to our private tequila bar where you can choose a 1.5 ounce pour of anything you want from our bar.

Length: 2 hours

Price: US$65. per person (2 person minimum)


Tequilas with, and without, additives

Tasting #2:

Additive-Free: Train your palate to detect additives in Tequila

Does your favorite tequila contain additives? Chances are, it does. In this tasting we do a deep-dive into additives, the rules around them, as well as why they are used. This experience includes a blind tequila flight of 6 tequilas (2 blanco, 2 reposado, 2 añejo) with examples of tequilas with, and without, additives. Do you think you can tell the difference? At the end of this, you’ll know what to look for.

Tasting takes place at the private Tequila Matchmaker tasting house in Tlaquepaque. Includes light snacks, bottled water, and palate cleansers. At the end of the tasting you will be invited to our private tequila bar where you can choose a 1.5 ounce pour of anything you want from our bar.

Length: 2 hours

Price: US$85 per person (2 person minimum)


Tahona crushing

Tasting #3:

All About Process/How It’s Made

What makes each tequila unique? The process! During this tasting we go deep to describe the different methods of cooking, crushing, fermenting and distilling tequilas,
and the aromas and flavors that each method tends to produce. We taste samples from different distilleries and you come away knowing more about your own palate and which processes you prefer.

Tasting takes place at the private Tequila Matchmaker tasting house in Tlaquepaque. Includes light snacks, bottled water, and palate cleansers. At the end of the tasting you will be invited to our private tequila bar where you can choose a 1.5 ounce pour of anything you want from our bar.

Length: 2 hours

Price: US$85 per person (2 person minimum)


Tequila Glasses

Tasting #4:

Custom / Build Your Own Experience

Crazy about high-proof tequilas, extra añejos or another niche? A custom tasting allows you to build the experience you are looking for with educated guides. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll help you build an unforgettable tequila experience.

Length: 2 hours

Price: Varies based on your selection


Research Blind Tasting

Tasting #5:

Research and Competitive Analysis Tasting

Perfect for new brands and people wishing to conduct their own research about tequila profiles and how to achieve them. If you are searching for a distillery for your own brand, this is an excellent place to start. If you find a tequila profile that you love, we may even be able to provide a personal introduction to the distillery who makes it.

In this session, we will provide 8 blind tequila samples that showcase different aroma and flavor profiles, followed by a 60 minute tequila chat with beers, snacks and a few more tequila samples from our private bar. Tasting takes place at the private Tequila Matchmaker tasting house in Tlaquepaque.

Length: 3 hours

Price: Price: US$1,250. for up to 6 people


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FAQ

    Are these in English or Spanish?
    – Tasting sessions can be in either language. Please specify which works best for you.

    How do we book a tasting?
    – Use the form on this page (scroll up!), specify 2 dates that could work for you, and we will get back to you.

    How do I pay?
    – Once then booking date and time has been set we will send you a PayPal invoice. Once you pay that your reservation will be locked in.

    How should I prepare for my tasting?
    – Please eat a filling meal a few hours prior to your tasting. Don’t wear perfume, cologne, or scented body products because these may interfere with your ability to detect aromas and flavors.

    What is your cancellation policy?
    – If you cancel within 48 hours of your reservation, you will get a full refund. If you cancel within 24 hours, you will get a 50% refund.

    Can I try Lotecito during the visit?
    – This can be arranged, if you’re interested.