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In Mexico's tequila-making heartland an age-old craft is in danger of dying out

In Mexico's tequila-making heartland an age-old craft is in danger of dying out | Tequila | Scoop.it
The skills of the jimador are traditionally passed from father to son but, although demand for tequila is booming, the younger generation are deserting the land
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Partida Tequila’s Honey Sour by Jacques Bezuidenhout.

Partida Tequila’s Honey Sour by Jacques Bezuidenhout. | Tequila | Scoop.it
Have you been searching for a cocktail to make during Happy Hour that fits the bill of sultry, savory and sweet? If so, Partida Tequila’s Honey Sour can give you that perfect balance.
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Tequila Corner: How to Make a Mexican Old Fashion with Ancho Reyes

Jacyara De Olivera shows you how you can make a simple and quick "Mexican" Old Fashion using Anhcho Reyes and Milagro Anejo. One of the top bartenders ...
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Fix My Drink: Mezcal madness - National Post

Fix My Drink: Mezcal madness - National Post | Tequila | Scoop.it
Whatever mystical seek-and-destroy powers mezcal may possess, they are puny compared to the stopping power of Canadian liquor bureaucrats
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Tequila is the new Scotch: Tucson celebrates agave

Tequila is the new Scotch: Tucson celebrates agave | Tequila | Scoop.it

I remember the first time I drank tequila: I was barely 19 and standing at the bar top of a rowdy dance floor encased in a nebula of cigarette smoke and weird smells. I had never been to a bar before and hadn't the slightest idea of what I might order. So my (much hipper) photographer friend ordered for us: two shots, two limes, and pass the salt.   

Nasty! But don't we all have a tequila story that starts out like this? Luckily, we're allowed to move on, because tequila and its agave sister spirits are some of the most complex and exciting drinks around.

Tucson is experiencing a tequila renaissance, and Hotel Congress is its center. At the downtown club's yearly Agave Fest, discerning drinkers could sample tequila, mescal, sotol and bacanora brought in from all across Mexico. Some bottles on the table ranged upwards of $100.        

Because tequila is the new Scotch, I've put together a compendium for the regular guy who wants to learn more. In the related assets, check out the "expert's guide to tequila and agave spirits" to find about each spirit's flavor profile and where it's made.

Also in related videos: Mescal educator Sergio Inurrigarro demonstrates the proper way to taste a tequila. (Hint, it's all about making a kiss!) During the festival, he also brought up grasshoppers from Oaxaca, which were toasted and tossed with chile and citrus. Tasting them for the first time, I thought they were great! But our video producer? Let's just say, he's got a new story to tell ...    

  
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We live in blessed times for tequila.

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Patrón Launches Limited Edition Añejo - Shanken News Daily

Patrón Launches Limited Edition Añejo - Shanken News Daily | Tequila | Scoop.it
Patrón Launches Limited Edition Añejo
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Patrón Spirits has unveiled its first-ever limited edition offering, Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años.
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llegal Mezcal - Paste Magazine

llegal Mezcal - Paste Magazine | Tequila | Scoop.it
Mezcal's reputation had me weary of trying this bottle, but Ilegal Mezcal was far more user friendly than I expected.
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Hornitos Tequila Adds Hornitos Spiced Honey

Hornitos Tequila Adds Hornitos Spiced Honey | Tequila | Scoop.it
Hornitos® Tequila continues to revolutionize the tequila experience with the introduction of the brand’s newest on-trend offering Hornitos® Spiced Honey, which features 100% blue agave Hornitos® Plata Tequila infused with natural honey flavor and a...
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Charbay Distillers Announces New Age Statement for Tequila Tapatio Excelencia

Charbay Distillers Announces New Age Statement for Tequila Tapatio Excelencia | Tequila | Scoop.it
Charbay Distillers, U.S. Importer of Tequila Tapatio, announces the discovery that the rare release ‘Excelencia’ Gran Reservas (Extra Añejo) is older than initially understood.
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Cristian sur Twitter : "Last Thursday with Julio Bermejo at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant with the new #tequila #cazadores bottle @tcazadores http://t.co/DKGCJxzXz6"

Cristian sur Twitter : "Last Thursday with Julio Bermejo at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant with the new #tequila #cazadores bottle @tcazadores http://t.co/DKGCJxzXz6" | Tequila | Scoop.it
Last Thursday with Julio Bermejo at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant with the new #tequila #cazadores bottle @tcazadores http://t.co/DKGCJxzXz6
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Touring the Cocktail - Tomas Estes: The Tequila Ambassador

Join The Tequila Ambassador, Tomas Estes, as we explore the exciting world of all things agave, and near-agave--tequila, mezcal, sotol--with specially crafte...
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I died and went to Tequila heaven - Gay Star News

I died and went to Tequila heaven - Gay Star News | Tequila | Scoop.it
I died and went to Tequila heaven
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I was proved wrong when I went to Jalisco, the only Mexican state where tequila can be legally produced.
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PJ Lifestyle » A Classy Tequila Experience (Yes, It Does Exist)

PJ Lifestyle » A Classy Tequila Experience (Yes, It Does Exist) | Tequila | Scoop.it
Ahh Tequila… both a curse and a blessing to stomaches everywhere. This infamous liquor has a history as colorful as the stories that accompany nights of drinking it. Ha! Whether you're new to tequila, or have a terrible ...
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Help Bats. Save the Environment. Drink Mezcal. - OnEarth Magazine

Help Bats. Save the Environment. Drink Mezcal. - OnEarth Magazine | Tequila | Scoop.it
A bat scientist fights to make the tequila industry more bat-friendly.
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During my recently finished tenure with Bacardi's Tequila Cazadores, I tried to get them to take up this cause. Bacardi already contributes to bat conservancy and it would be a perfect fit to continue that cause as it relates to tequila. Maybe one day they'll get around to it.

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Sipping pretty: Tequila's global ambitions - Fortune

Sipping pretty: Tequila's global ambitions - Fortune | Tequila | Scoop.it
The liquor's popularity in the U.S. has soared as high-end makers emphasize artisanal, pure versions. Now it’s trying to become worldwide.
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Tequila Market in the US 2015 Vendors, Driver, Challenge, Trends - Solar Plaza (press release)

Tequila Market in the US 2015 Vendors, Driver, Challenge, Trends - Solar Plaza (press release) | Tequila | Scoop.it
Tequila market in the US on the basis of revenue to grow at a CAGR of 2.90 percent and on basis of volume to grow at a CAGR of 2.94 percent over the period 2014-2019.
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Tequila Villa Lobos Blanco on the bottling line at La Altena 2015

Villa Lobos Tequila, the younger 'brother' of the famous Tequila Tapatio is a new brand distilled by one of the world's most respected Tequila specialists, Carlos ...
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A-B debuts tequila flavored beer Oculto - STLtoday.com

A-B debuts tequila flavored beer Oculto - STLtoday.com | Tequila | Scoop.it
Oculto — Spanish for 'hidden' or 'waiting to be found' — has 6 percent alcohol by volume.
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Tequila el Jimador Launches "Take Home the Spirit" to Engage with Soccer Fans - PR Newswire (press release)

Tequila el Jimador Launches "Take Home the Spirit" to Engage with Soccer Fans - PR Newswire (press release) | Tequila | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- el Jimador, the official tequila sponsor of the U.S. National...
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A famous Irish whiskey is going Mexican after swap deal with Jose Cuervo tequila

A famous Irish whiskey is going Mexican after swap deal with Jose Cuervo tequila | Tequila | Scoop.it
Diageo in return is to acquire Tequila Don Julio outright.
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Diageo Announces $400 Million Expansion of Distilling Operations in Mexico

Diageo Announces $400 Million Expansion of Distilling Operations in Mexico | Tequila | Scoop.it
Diageo re-affirmed its long-term commitment to Mexico by pledging additional future investment in its local operations following the completion of its acquisition of Tequila Don Julio last week.
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Don Julio 1942 Review, Top Shelf Tequila

If you like a good tequila you will want to sit down for this review. If you believe there is no good tequila, you';re going to want to lean in and pay atten...
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Drinking Heads: Tomas Estes Part 1 – International Restaurateur

Part 1 of a 3-part series about Tomas Estes, the Tequila Ambassador. In this part, we see how Tomas goes from Whittier, California to introducing Europe to M...
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The Tequila Tourist - Reviews & Blog: Review #469 - Olmeca Altos Tequila Blanco

@OlmecaAltos #Tequila Blanco is a great value at $25 or so and give a little tahona flavor with loads of agave. http://t.co/mNsDEg37Yb
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A Visit to Tequila Country, Mexico - Wall Street Journal

A Visit to Tequila Country, Mexico - Wall Street Journal | Tequila | Scoop.it
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A Visit to Tequila Country, Mexico
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Yet 18 years later, I found myself in the town of Tequila, the booze-producing mecca of western Mexico.
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