tequila Archive

Tequila with a Long History: Herradura Silver

A solid, well-structured tequila with a little barrel aging on it, Herradura Silver is a good choice for full-flavored sipping or high-end cocktails. Way back in 1870, Casa Herradura was registered as a tequila producing hacienda. Over the past few decades the company has grown its stable of brands, producing one “mixto” name you should […]

Don Eduardo High-end Aged Tequila

Many years ago I sampled all three versions of Don Eduardo Tequila while on a whirlwind tour of the land of agave and distilleries that are within striking distance of Guadalajara. You can see that feature story in our archives here: Tequila Gets Ready for its Close-up in Jalisco. There really is a town called […]

Latin American Spirits Review: Camarena Tequila

I’ve got to admit I don’t get too jazzed up about $200 bottles of tequila. In most cases, you’re spending that money on the fancy packaging and the marketing hype, not so much on what’s inside. What really gets me excited is when I find something in the stores for $20 or $30 that rightfully […]

Spirits Review: Blue Head Tequila

The first time Blue Head Tequila passed my lips was recently when I attended the Clearwater Uncorked festival on the beach in Florida. Separate from the sea of wine pourings, inside the Hyatt Clearwater, was a room with just a few select brands of spirits, this being one of them. Apparently the distributor for this […]

Value Spirits from Panama and Mexico

Sometimes on this luxury blog I’ll review high-end liquor that’s worth the premium. Let’s face it though: even the wealthiest travelers don’t stick to top-shelf spirits all the time, especially when ordering a cocktail or three. Plus half the fun of traveling somewhere foreign is trying out the local food and drinks. Here are two […]

Latin American Spirits – Espolón Tequila

This tequila brand made me smile before I even popped the top on the bottle. That’s because Espólon tequila bottles don’t try to justify a high price with hand-blown glass or fancy caps. Instead they wrap the bottles in fantastic illustrations from the famous Mexican artist/printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. He’s the artist who is most […]