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Posts from the ‘Flavored Tequila’ Category


Review: Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeno Tequila

Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeno Tequila was just released.  It joins a flavored tequila lineup that includes Grapefruit and Lime.  Dulce Vida is produced in the Village of San Ignacio Cerro Gordo with 100% Organic blue agave grown for eight years to a height of about 5 foot tall.  The pinas weighing up to 200 pounds are chopped and slow roasted for 20 hours in steel auto claves.  After cooking, the pinas are milled and rinsed.  The by-product of the milling, is a sweet liquid called “must” or honey water.  A proprietary yeast strain is added and a slow open air fermentation follows.  Master Distiller Carlos Jurado double distills the tequila.  Real pineapple, jalapeno, and natural flavors are infused with the tequila base before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Rock N Roll Mango Tequila

Rock N Roll Mango Tequila was recently released.  It comes in a Les Paul Guitar shaped bottle.  Some of the best guitar players of all time including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Slash, Joe Perry and Jerry Garcia have all performed with a Les Paul guitar.  Flavored tequilas are still in their infancy in the US.  They are much more popular in Mexico.  Mango, Lime and Cinnamon are the most popular flavored tequilas sold in the US.  Rock N Roll Tequila is made from a double distilled 100% pure Highland grown agave base.  Mango flavor, with no sugar is infused.  Artificial flavor and certified color are added before bottling at 64 proof.     Read more »


Review: Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila

dulce-vida-grapefruitDulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila is one of two new fruit infused 100% agave tequilas recently released by Milestone Brands.  They join an 80 proof Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo tequila also recently introduced.  Dulce Vida was launched in Austin Texas in 2009 with a 100 proof organic tequila.  In the same town one year later Deep Eddy’s Sweet Tea Vodka was released by Clayton Christopher who created and later sold the Sweet Tea Brand, and Chad Auler the founder of Savvy Vodka.  In 2013 Eric Dopkins was hired as Deep Eddy’s CEO.  After selling Deep Eddy Vodka for around $400 million dollars in September 2015, Chad and Eric formed Milestone Brands.  Since than they have acquired both the Dulce Vida tequila brand and the American Born Moonshine Brand.  Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila is crafted with a tequila base made from 100% organic agave grown in the Highlands.  It is triple distilled in copper pot stills.  Real grapefruit and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof.     Read more »


Review: Dulce Vida Lime Tequila

dulce-vida-lime-copyDulce Vida Lime Tequila is one of two fruit infused tequilas recently released by Milestone Brands of Austin Texas.  Grapefruit is the other.  A third flavor will soon follow.  Dulce Vida tequila was first launched in 2009 with the release of their 100 proof, organic 100% agave tequila.  Milestone Brands, a partnership between Deep Eddy Co-Founder Chad Auler and former Deep Eddy CEO Eric Dopkins acquired the Dulce Vida brand May 2016.  They have since also acquired the American Born Moonshine brand.  It didn’t take long to expand the tequila product line to include not only two fruit infused tequilas, but also an 80 proof blanco tequila.  Dulce Vida Lime is crafted with a tequila base made from 100% organic agave grown in the Highlands.  It is triple distilled in copper pot stills.  Real lime and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof.  Read more »


Review: Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

peligroso cinnamon tequila - CopyPeligroso Cinnamon tequila was introduced March 2013.  The English translation of peligroso is dangerous.  Does this and the  glass embossed attacking rattle snake found on the front and bottom of the bottle foreshadow danger ahead?  Diageo acquired the Peligroso brand January 2014.  It is made with 100% Blue Agave grown in red volcanic soil in the highlands of Jalisco Mexico.  Peligroso takes the extra step of removing the bitter center core of the agave before the hearts are steamed in brick ovens.  It is then double distilled in copper and stainless stills before infusing with 100% pure cinnamon. Read more »


Review: El Jimador Mexican Lime Tequila

El Jimador Mexican lime - Copy - CopyEl Jimador Mexican Lime tequila was introduced with their new Mango Mango tequila in nine states on National Tequila day, July 24.  A Mexican lime is in the same family as the Key lime but it has a thicker skin and ripens to a darker green color.  Mexican Lime is crafted at Casa Herradura and it starts with El Jimador silver tequila, the best selling tequila in Mexico.  This 100% blue agave tequila is double distilled to remove impurities.  Mexican lime is infused with the tequila before bottling at 35% alcohol. Read more »


Review: El Jimador Mango Mango Tequila

el jimador mango mango - CopyEl Jimador Mango Mango tequila was introduced in nine states including CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, OR, TN, TX, and WA on National Tequila Day, July 24.  Mexican Lime, another new flavor was also introduced in the same states.  Mango Mango starts with their 100% Blue Agave tequila that is double distilled to remove impurities before it is blended with a mango liqueur and bottled at 35% alcohol.  A Jimador is a Mexican farmer who harvest agave when they are just right. The name and the embossed bottle is a tribute to the work they do. Read more »


Review: Avion Espresso

Avion Espresso - CopyAvion Espresso is made in Mexico with Avion Silver tequila and real Italian espresso.  It is packaged in a brown glass version of their traditional easy grip bottle at 35% alcohol.  Launched in March of 2013 it joins their full line of tequila.  Avion Tequila was introduced in July 2010 and they received a million dollars of free publicity as it was featured on the hit show Entourage.  Cool show = Cool product.  Today Avion tequila finds itself next to Patron on the top shelf in all the right places.  With Avion Espresso they hope for the same fate. Read more »


Review: Cabo Wabo Diablo

Cabo Wabo DiabloCabo Wabo Diablo was introduced in September 2013 in select markets.  It is made is Mexico at 35% alcohol with the highest quality Arabica beans and Cabo Wabo Blanco tequila.  Cabo Wabo tequila was born in 1996 as Sammy Hagar was searching for a tequila exceptional enough to serve inside his cantina in Cabo San Lucas.  Instead he decided to create his own.  Cabo Wabo Diablo is bottled in the same trademark bottle as their tequila and features a color changing label with a devilish surprise appearing only when the bottle is chilled. Read more »


Review: Patron XO Cafe

Patron XO Cafe - CopyPatron XO Café is a premium coffee liqueur made in Mexico with Patron Silver tequila and the pure natural essence of fine coffee.  In 1989 John Paul Dejoria introduced the world to Patron tequila and while he may not have created the first premium tequila brand, he certainly is responsible for developing the premium tequila brand category.  20 years later in 2009 Patron XO Café was successfully introduced.  Produced at 35% alcohol and bottled in their trademark square rounded bottle with a cork top, it is stronger than the traditional rum based coffee liqueurs, which weigh in at 20% alcohol .  With the recent release of Avion Espresso, and Cabo Wabo Diablo they now have company in the tequila based coffee liqueur category.  In the next few days we will review all three. Read more »