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Hermosa Tequila Bottle Beach

Hermosa Tequila Ultra Premium Tequila

Hermosa Tequila

I had the opportunity to try this new tequila that will be out later this month. Wow, I have tasted many tequila brands but this tequila was so smooth I ended up drinking most of the bottle. This is an ultra premium silver tequila that is very drinkable and hang-over free, no impurities and made from 100% Agave. They said they will be out with a reposado and añejo soon as both are in barrels right now.

What does Hermosa mean in english?
Hermosa means beautiful… and so much more something described as Hermosa is not only beautful but quite possibly the most amazing person/thing on this planet and for reasons you can not describe in any language!

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The Mixing Glass

The Mixing Glass Liquor Store Costa Mesa, CA

Have you ever dreamed of a liquor store that only has products you love. I found that store, The Mixing Glass is a craft cocktail lifestyle store, that sells the hardest to find spirits, best vintages and the most relevant books and bartending tools. If that is not enough to get you into the store they also carry hard to find mixes, bitters and more bitters. It’s not a big store, they don’t carry every brand, the carry the brands that bartenders and industry experts are drawn to, not high priced but highly regarded brands. And best of all they have a knowlegeble approachable staff to help make sure you get what you came in for.

Today as I stopped by to stock up for the weekend they had a celebrity guest, Forrest Cokely one of the most knowledgeable people in the spirits industry worldwide. He’s producer of the blog a drink with forrest… he has been a judge in top spirits competitions Miami Rum Renaissance, San Diego Spirits Festival, Craft Competition… He has been invited to distilleries worldwide and has helped produce respectable successful brands. He’s the guy you can ask about a product on the shelf and learn everything there is to know about that spirit. Forrest has a following and for all the right reasons, people are content drinking highly marketed spirits. Yet after “a drink with forrest…” or after a recommendation from Forrest, you become knowledgeable about what your drinking. Craft, artisan, small batch… there not just words put on a bottle for marketing, they are descriptive words that are used in describing unique spirits brands. Unique spirits brands are not in every liquor store and almost never at your local pharmacy. They are rare, handcrafted and mostly bottled by hand, they make great gifts as hard to find brands add value and yes they are worth the extra stop even on a Friday in rush hour.

So what did I purchase today you ask, my usual for the wife and for me ArteNOM Añejo 1146 Tequila, yes I could tell you more about this tequila than my go to tequila I have been drinking for over a decade, thank you Forrest.

The Mixing Glass is located at The OC Mix, Orange County’s Acclaimed shopping destination, located within Costa Mesa’s SoCo and home to many locally owned boutiques, specialty food spots and a weekly farmers market.
3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  

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Top 3 Tequila Gifts This Christmas

Casamigos Blanco Tequila Co-Owned by actor George Clooney and nightlife impresario Rande Gerber, this blanco is smooth and light. The aromas are restrained, but on the palate look for mild agave sweetness backed by lemon zest, ginger and white pepper sparks, plus a candied lemon-peel note on the gentle exit. 92 points $39.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Muchote Reposado Premium Tequila, is made by Feliciano Vivanco y Asociados, in Los Altos, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico. The Vivanco family have been agaveros, growing agave for five generations. The Vivanco 800 acre Los Altos farms are known for rich red clay soil that produce a softer/sweeter tequila. Muchote Reposado Tequila is a single estate tequila, made from 100% Weber Blue tequilana agave. A great gift as scarcity adds value, known as the most awarded reposado tequila and a great tequila for a great price. 94 Points $29.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Casa Noble 2 Year Anejo Tequila is our most refined Tequila, this exquisite Tequila is matured in French White Oak barrels for two years and extra aged to perfection. This limited production spirit exhibits a deep golden tone, has an exceptional bouquet and body, and ranks among the finest distilled spirits in the world. It is beautifully contained in an artisan purple glass decanter. 94 Points $48.99 from Hi Time Wine

   
   

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HANDCRAFTED ROCA PATRÓN SILVER TEQUILA REVIEW

ROCA PATRÓN SILVER, this tequila really did surprise me, I did a taste test against a handful of other silver tequila brands including the regular PATRÓN SILVER and ROCA PATRÓN came out on top not just with me but with two friends that were doing the blind tasting with me.

So here we have it, ROCA PATRÓN is a handcrafted 100% de agave tequila. After doing a bit of research I found out that this version of PATRÓN uses the finest weber blue agave that this company has available. Their finest agave is all used on the ROCA brand. They slow roast their Weber Blue Agave and then crush it with a two ton tahona stone wheel, the original/traditional way to crush agave. The juice is then fermented and distilled with the agave fibers. All this adds to a very complex taste with earthy tones and a long smooth finish. I highly recommend the ROCA PATRÓN SILVER, another sign is when it’s the first empty bottle on the table. I found a great price online if you want to order bottle Liquorama liquor store has a great price.

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ROCA PATRON SILVER TEQUILA
ROCA PATRON SILVER TEQUILA

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Muchote Tequila 100% de Agave Tequila

The World’s Best Reposado Tequila Muchote Tequila

Muchote Tequila is produced in the heart of the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico from 100% Blue Weber estate grown Agave. A traditional, handcrafted and careful process ensures a natural, smooth, and savory tequila flavor.

A partial list of awards include:
Highest Rated Tequila (94) –Tequila.net, Gold Medal & Judge Favorite – Agave Spirits Challenge Competition, Gold Medal – Spirits of Mexico Competition, Platinum Medal – The SIP Awards, Gold Star Award – SANTÉ Magazine, Gold Medal – Viewers Choice Hotmixology, Gold Medal – MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, Gold Medal – Craft Spirits Competition, Gold Medal – Denver International Spirits Competition.

Muchote Tequila has remained consistent both in price and excellent quality; a remarkable handmade spirit for $30 making it one of the best tequila values. Mucho in Spanish means a lot, what’s more than mucho, MUCHOTE.

For more information, please visit Muchote Tequila Please always enjoy Muchote Tequila responsibly. 
40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof) – To purchase a bottle or a case online click here!

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4 Ever Tequila Tastings Amazing Tequila Events

If you love tequila, are a tequila aficionado or even just like tequila connect with 4EverTequila on Facebook. They put together incredible tequila tastings with a very unique tequila brands mixed together with authentic Mexican food. I attended the 4EverTequila tasting at West End on 2/20/15 and had an amazing time.

For a set fee of $35 you got to taste silver, reposado, anejo and extra anejo tequilas from tequila brands Arte NOM Seleccion, Sin Rival, Don Nacho, Senda Real, Aguila Real, El Llano, Don Fermin, Cocula, PuraSangre… while you taste these incredible tequila brands the owners, founders and most knowledgeable ambassadors would let you know the story of their brand, what to look for when you taste it and where to go if you would like to purchase a bottle. Some of my favorites of the night were, Forrest with Arte NOM 1414 Seleccion it was a popular one. Rodolfo from Sin Rival was pouring Sin Rival Extra Anejo, Rosario with a Senda Real if you haven’t had it you must try it and Miguel introducing Aguila Real a new tequila from the highlands. If you wanted to take a short break from tequila tasting you could head over to the food and watch them make tortillas by hand and then have your choice of chicken, pork, beef, nopales… unforgettable Mexican rice, beans, quacamole… everything was incredible. I am looking forward to the next tequila event from 4EverTequila make sure you connect with them on Facebook so you don’t miss it, Salud!

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Azunia Anejo Tequila

AZUÑIA AÑEJO TEQUILA REVIEW

AZUÑIA AÑEJO TEQUILA, is a ultra-premium sipping tequila that is aged no less than 12 months in American Oak barrels. Very smooth with a buttery finish of vanilla, chocolate and a nose full of fruit and caramel. A perfect tequila to enjoy straight or mixed in your favorite cocktail.

Quick Overview
100% Weber Blue Agave
Clay Hornos – 36 Hours
2 Times Distilled
Aged in American Oak Barrels – 12 Months Min
Craft Competition Gold Medal Winner 2013

Azuñia Tequila starts with only perfectly aged Weber Blue Agave, which grows harmoniously for 8 to 10 years in sun-drenched fields surrounding the small town of Amatitan. Each agave plant receives naturally produced rich nutrients from the fertile volcanic earth and a regime of seasonal weather.

While many producers source their agave from a variety of other growers, their agave is from acres owned and maintained by Sergio Zuñiga. This quality control produces consistency and full ripe flavors. Also allowing the agave plants to grow to the perfect peak of ripeness, between 8 to 10 years, or until the sugars are at the optimal level. The fields and rows are marked with the date each row of agave was planted. Expert Jimadors carefully hand-select the agave plants that are ready to be harvested, using a razor sharp tool called the coa, to cut the spiky leaves away from the precious core, the piña.

After each agave is harvested and split by hand, the prized piña is loaded onto a truck and transported to the distillery, where the process begins. The first step is cooking the piñas. For Azuñia Añejo they use the traditional clay ovens, called hornos, to steam the piñas, slow roasting each batch for up to 36 hours. The cooked piñas are then crushed in the pressing mills in order to extract the agave juice. Since the agave fibers may reabsorb much of the juice, the fibers are rinsed in order to obtain the optimal amount of juice from each press. The result of the wash is called aguamiel or honey water.

Other tequilas use commercial yeasts to speed up fermentation. Azuñia uses natural fermentation, which produces yeast naturally during the process. Azuñia tequilas ferment for 5 to 7 days, depending upon outside temperature and humidity—part of the natural fermentation process. Although it takes longer to ferment, only naturally produced yeast is in the tequila. This traditional method helps create the distinct flavor of Azuñia Tequila.

After the natural fermentation process, Azuñia Tequila is double distilled for purity. During the second distillation process, they separate the heads and tails of the juice, leaving only pure, clear tequila. Unlike others, Azuñia Tequila is then filtered one more time through our unique process in order to achieve its smooth, luxurious flavor.

After the fermentation, double distillation and final filtration, they achieve the perfect unaged tequila, which we call Platinum which is put into barrels for a minimum of 12 months creating Azuñia Añejo.

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Viva El Tequila! molaa Museum of Latin American Art

molaa Viva El Tequila!

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) has a must attend annual event, Viva El Tequila! Experience the rich and proud tradition of tequila and some additional Mexican spirits. MOLAA’s annual Viva el Tequila! event is always successful, fun, educational and each year I meet more amazing tequila lovers. Learn from distillers, owners and brand ambassadors about the traditions surrounding tequila as you enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 25 varieties- classic, flavored, mixed cocktails and new tequila brands… Paired with amazing food, this year a gigantic pan of paella being made right in front of you, quesadillas, salad, chips, salsa… and across the way was a desert table with an assortment of sweets and fresh brewed coffee. Mariachi Band Espectacular played all night, dancing, eating and tasting tequila in the MOLAA courtyard outside under the stars on a crisp November evening.

Some of the many brands featured this year were Casa Don Nacho Tequila, El Jimador Tequila, New- Lucha Tequila, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine, Suerte Tequila featuring their New- Suerte Limited Edition Extra Anejo Tequila, Tequila Herradura, Purasangre Tequila, Lapis Tequila, Seleccion Artenom Tequila (very popular), Mina Real Mezcal, Don Amado Mezcal and so much more… One of the highlights this year was Marco Antonio Ramos master mixologist and Tequilier featuring Honey. The National Honey Board (Miel Pura) had Marco front and center mixing up some amazing cocktails all featuring honey, three of his signature drinks for the evening were the Spicy Tropical Gold, Smoky Bee and Café a la Mexicana all made with honey.

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Viva El Tequila! molaa Purasangre, Lapis, Artenom, Mina Real, Don Amado
Viva El Tequila! molaa Purasangre, Lapis, Artenom, Mina Real, Don Amado
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Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa

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Santoyo Grand Leyenda Añejo Tequila Review

Santoyo Grand Leyenda Añejo Tequila is a great sipping tequila yet I was tempted to make a margarita and it was one of the best ever.

The Family Añejo embodies the full expression of the Santoyo values, traditions, and centuries of heritage, which have gone into the making of this tequila. Prepared only in small batches with the utmost care this tequila is aged for at least 2 years, achieving the classification of “Añejo.” It’s deep copper hues enthrall the eye, while the nose is pleasured by notes of caramel, almond and vanilla. On the palette, you find mild citrus opening notes leading in to butterscotch caramel and vanilla finishing. So smooth, sweet and it is organic. If you like these tasting notes visit Tequila of the Month each month as new tequila is featured.

Santoyo Grand Leyenda Anejo Tequila
Santoyo Grand Leyenda Anejo Tequila

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