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Tequila with a Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

Tasting Notes: 1800 Milenio

1800 Milenio represents a departure from the traditional tequila aging process: instead of white oak, 1800 lets the Milenio spend five years in French oak Cognac barrels. Is it a victorious marriage? Si. Or is it oui?

Good tequila? Aqui

Tasting Notes: Qui Tequila

Last Cinco de Mayo you ended up in the gutter with an extra-large sombrero shading your bloodshot eyes. Ready to grow up a bit for this year's celebration? May we recommend Qui tequila ($57), sipped straight while you fight the waves of heartburn your taco feast brings on.

No salt required

Tasting Notes: Mariposa Agave Liqueur

Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, and for Heaven Hill Distilleries' (makers of Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Rittenhouse Rye and yes, Hpnotiq) it's also a new brand designed to flutter around Mexico's exclusive international right to the name "Tequila", which

A silver tequila worth sipping

Tasting Notes: El Tesoro Platinum Tequila

El Tesoro Tequila has been produced for more than 70 years, and the family behind the label has been making our favorite Mexican import for more than 200 years. So it’s safe to assume they know a thing or two about

Too smooth to shoot

Tasting Notes: Partida Añejo Tequila

The days of shooting bad tequila with salt and a lime are nearing an end. The tequila category has shaken off its sordid past and reemerged better than ever, with renewed interest in the spirit and a spate of new labels

A Long Way from Salting Your Hand

El Jimador New Mix Tequila Cocktails

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The industrial-booze complex otherwise known as the world's liquor industry will forever be in a bit of a bind. The trouble is there's only so many types of alcohol that exist on this earth, and no amount of aging, packaging, or

Don't Get Your Hopes Up, It's Not Infused

Yeyo Tequila

yeyo-tequilaTequila fans take note. Yeyo is a new straight up silver brand made of 100% blue agave grown in Jalisco, Mexico. These plants are cooked in a brick Agave cooker as opposed to aluminum to extract a more natural flavor from

Herradura Calabatini

We Doubt Pagans Drank This Well

Herradura-Calabatini.jpgAs a precusor to your costume party debauchery, give the Herradura Calabatini a shot. This festive blend of tequila and pumpkin spice is sure to get nods of approval from guests. Not to mention yourself. Plus it's a

Patron XO Café

First It Was Silver. Then Gold. Now Coffee.

patron-xo-cafe.jpgDuring the next restocking of your bar make sure to leave room in your arsenal for Patron XO Café. Yes, we know the stereotypes about flavored alcohol, but you'll never find this sneaked into a slumber

Tequila 5150

Tequila-5150.jpgTequila 5150 is the first domestic tequila to legally import blue agave into the U.S., but it's uniqueness lies in the fact that it's made using wine making techniques. In typical American fashion, a friend of the bottler was told by his sheriff