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Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Rob Gerard
Tequila Connoisseur
69 ratings

Massimo Agave Piña
Tequila Ninja
119 ratings

Massimo Agave Piña
Tequila Ninja
119 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
591 ratings

Adolfo Sosa
Tequila Savant
240 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
591 ratings

Nose: fresh ground white pepper, dark brown sugar, cooked agave, and wet rocks Flavor: white pepper, cinnamon, agave, sweetness of ripe fruit and has a buttery mouth feel that has a mild salty background Finish: medium finish that has some sweetness, anise, and herbal essences with some fresh jalapeño

CJ Cowan
Tequila Badass
268 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
737 ratings

Nose: Gobs of caramelized agave accompanied with citrus: lemon, lime and tangerine. Very herbaceous. Rosemary, thyme, dill and mild white pepper. Notes of moist earth and clay. Cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Flavor: Lively pepper and cinnamon delivered in a velvety sweet agave package. Bright citrus notes punch through - including grapefruit peel that carries a bit of bitterness. Fruitiness, an almost ripe berry flavor. Warm, oily, round feeling on the tongue. Finish: A lazy, full mouth finish.

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
951 ratings

Latest News

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LA Times
Aug 17, 2021

Celebrity tequila history, from Michael Jordan to the Rock

Kendall Jenner, Michael Jordan, the Rock. How American celebrities are changing Mexico’s tequila industry.

Mar 24, 2021

Añejo Alarm: Why Aged Tequilas Are Disappearing

Here's the reason for the añejo and extra añejo shortage that you probably didn't know was coming.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

Lou, with friends Warren and Greg, give their opinion of Fortaleza's Lot 100 Blanco. (Video review.)

Sep 05, 2020

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

One hundred percent. The term seems straight forward enough. You see it listed on labels constantly. But in the case of 100 percent blue agave tequila, you shouldn’t be so sure.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

The 10 best tequila brands you need to try, according to 6 experts

Instead of sampling tequila in its birthplace, I reached out to six of the top tequila experts in Mexico to unearth their favorites.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Apr 21, 2020

'You Can't Take It With You' - Fortaleza Añejo- Lot 42A

Lou talks all about this special batch of Fortaleza Añejo in this video.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Jan 02, 2020

Long Island Lou Tequila - Fortaleza Winter Blend - Sweet Deliciousness

Lou Agave does a video review of the special release from Fortaleza, the 2019 Reposado "Winter Blend"