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Tequila Review

KAH Blanco Tequila Review

KAH Blanco Tequila Review

KAH Tequila has made waves in recent years. Partly because it’s solid, award-winning tequila — it was named the #1 rated blanco tequila by the Beverage Tasting Institute. But also because the spirit line is packaged in ornately painted skulls. And that tends to draw people’s attention. We’ve sampled this…read more →

Piedra Azul Blanco Tequila Review

Piedra Azul Blanco Tequila Review

Piedra Azul is a 100% agave tequila that’s produced at the La Madrileña Distillery in Jalisco, which dates back to 1911. The company offers a resposado tequila, which is aged for four months in oak barrels, as well as the unaged blanco, which is the focus of our review. Piedra…read more →

Tapatio 110-Proof Blanco Tequila Review

Tapatio 110-Proof Blanco Tequila Review

Tequila Tapatio has been a treasured tequila in Mexico for the past 75 years, but only recently became available in the United States. The blanco was released in early 2012, while the resposado and anejo expressions followed in early 2013. Tequila aficionados, especially those who’ve tasted Tapatio straight from the…read more →

Excellia Blanco Tequila Review

Excellia Blanco Tequila Review

Excellia Tequila makes a range of tequilas in the highlands of Jalisco. Each is unique within the category for its maturation process, in which both Sauternes wine casks and Cognac barrels are employed to age the spirits. Even in the case of the Blanco, the tequila isn’t bottled straight from…read more →

Peligroso Reposado Tequila Review

Peligroso Reposado Tequila Review

Peligroso makes a trio of tequilas — silver, reposado and anejo. Each is distilled from blue agave that’s grown and harvested in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave hearts are steamed in brick ovens, and then distilled in copper and stainless stills. From there, the tequilas are aged in…read more →

Sparkle Donkey Tequila Review

Sparkle Donkey Tequila Review

Yes, it’s real. Sparkle Donkey is the name of a new tequila. Why, we have no idea. But it’s a thing. And here’s the deal — Sparkle Donkey is a 100 percent agave tequila. It’s distilled in Mexico, and it will get your bachelorette party crackin’ faster than tiny phallus-shaped…read more →

Here’s a Look at Milagro Unico

Here’s a Look at Milagro Unico

Last week, Milagro rolled through town. The contingent included founders Daniel Schneeweiss and Moises Guindi — plus the full line of Milagro Tequilas, including the newest release — Milagro Unico. Milagro Unico was launched earlier this year. And as the name suggests, it’s quite unique. Sure the tower-like bottle stands…read more →

Tequila Revolucion Review

Tequila Revolucion makes a full line of 100% agave tequilas, including a silver, reposado, anejo, extra anejo and 100 proof expression. The brand traces its roots back to El Arenal, Jalisco, where the distillery was established in 1994. Tequila Revolucion’s tequila-making process is very traditional. The company ages its agave…read more →

Clase Azul Plata Tequila Review

Clase Azul Plata Tequila Review

A lot goes into producing Clase Azul Plata Tequila. First, the agave: the plants are matured for at least nine years before being harvested for distillation. From there, the agave hearts are slow cooked for 72 hours in traditional ovens and then fermented using the company’s proprietary combination of yeasts.…read more →

Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro Tequila Review

Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro Tequila Review

We wrote about the launch of Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro back in July, when it was unveiled at Tales of the Cocktail. It sounded interesting, but we didn’t sit down with a bottle until now. Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro is the newest tequila in the Don Julio lineup,…read more →

Espolon Reposado Tequila Review

Espolon Reposado Tequila Review

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Espolon Blanco Tequila, as it’s one of the best value buys in the 100% agave tequila market. But how fares the Reposado? Espolon Reposado Tequila is crafted at the San Nicolas Distillery in the Highlands region of Jalisco, Mexico. After distillation, it’s aged…read more →

El Tesoro Anejo Tequila Review

El Tesoro Anejo Tequila Review

El Tesoro de Don Felipe makes a range of quality tequilas, including the Añejo, which is aged between two and three years in oak barrels before bottling. All El Tesoro tequilas are hand-crafted in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, where the estate-grown agave plants are cooked the old-fashioned way –…read more →

Excellia Reposado Tequila Review

Excellia Reposado Tequila Review

Excellia Tequila is a relatively new player in the tequila category, and it’s making some noise due to its unique maturation process. The 100% agave Excellia Tequilas begin their life in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, where the estate grown blue agave plants are cut by hand and cooked slowly…read more →

Milagro Anejo Tequila Review

Milagro Anejo Tequila Review

Milagro makes a range of 100% agave tequilas, including the Milagro Anejo, which is triple distilled in the Jalisco highlands in small batches before spending 18 months maturing in oak barrels. Many big tequila companies roast their piñas (the heart of the agave plant) in massive autoclaves for just four…read more →

Senor Rio Tequila Review

Senor Rio Tequila Review

Senor Rio is a relatively new tequila that’s slowly expanding across the U.S. Each expression – blanco, reposado and anejo – is distilled from 100% blue weber agave cultivated in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Senor Rio Blanco Tequila Senor Rio Blanco is crystal clear with an intense, vegetal nose…read more →

Republic Anejo Tequila Review

Republic Anejo Tequila Review

Texas-based Republic Tequila makes a range of 100% agave, certified organic tequilas. Distilled in small batches at La Quedmada, one of Mexico’s only organic distilleries, Republic is the boozy offspring of Texan Tom Nall and a Scottish gent named Ken MacKenzie. The Republic Anejo Tequila is aged in used Jack…read more →

Espolon Blanco Tequila Review

Espolon Blanco Tequila Review

Espolon Blanco Tequila is a 100% blue agave tequila that’s crafted at the San Nicolas Distillery in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The Espolon Blanco bottle is very distinctive, highlighted by Day of the Dead style graphics, complete with a skeleton riding a rooster. Espolon Blanco claims a longer agave…read more →

Avion Anejo Tequila Review

Avion Anejo Tequila Review

Avion Anejo Tequila is the oldest expression in the Avion lineup. The Anejo is distilled in the Jalisco highlands from 100% blue agave, and then it’s aged for two years – twice the minimum age requirement for an anejo. Avion Anejo Tequila has a clear, yellowish-gold appearance that’s fairly light…read more →

1921 Reposado Tequila Review

1921 Reposado Tequila Review

1921 Reposado Tequila is part of the lineup that also includes a Blanco, Anejo and cream liqueur. Each product is distilled in the highlands region of Jalisco, and apart from the cream liqueur, each tequila is 100% agave. The 1921 Reposado Tequila gets its light straw coloring from spending a…read more →

Don Julio 1942 Tequila Review

Don Julio 1942 Tequila Review

Don Julio 1942 Tequila is part of the tequila lineup that also includes a Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and “Real” expression. The 1942 is double distilled, using a pot still for the second round of distillation, and then aged in used bourbon barrels. It’s aged for 2.5 years, a full year…read more →