Tequila sales are booming, so now that I’ve got your attention, it is a good time to talk about other agave spirits such as Bacanora and Raicilla. In theory, all agave spirits go under mezcal. The subtle differences are based on location and the types of agaves used. Tequila is by no means the only […]
Mezcal Categories Explained: Ancestral Mezcal vs Artisanal Mezcal
Mezcal is a spirit made from the heart of an agave plant. The agave, also known as maguey, takes many years to grow, which is why most mezcal is unaged to allow the taste of terroir to fully shine. For Mexicans, mezcal is an important part of their cultural heritage and therefore it is very […]
12 Important Facts About Tequila
1 The agave plant is not a cactus. Even if both agave and cactus are classified as succulents, the agave plant is not a cactus. In fact, it is closer to a lily than a cactus. Agave only flowers once during its lifetime while most cacti do so regularly. Also, agave has leaves and cactus […]
Pancho Datos – A Must-Try Tequila
Recently, I have been introduced to a tequila brand called Pancho Datos and now I can’t get enough of their wonderful tequilas. I love the earthiness of the Plata and subtle spiciness of the Reposado. Once you have learned all about Pancho Datos, don’t forget to head over to Instagram to enter our competition. More […]
Drinking Through 2019 – Spirit Festivals
Whatever your tipple there’s an event for you. You can choose anything between educational events with seminars or fun festivals with live music; all these events have a great range of brands and products. Some festivals can be spirits-specific, others have a little bit (or a lot!) of everything. Basically, you are spoiled for choice!
What will we be drinking in 2018?
There is increasing interest in spirits – how they are made, where are they produced and how best to enjoy them. Location and sustainability are the growing concerns. Therefore 2018 will be a great year for spirits, especially for the crafty ones, but I am confident there will be room for some old classics as […]
How to Up Your ‘Tequila Game’?
Unfortunately, many people tend to view tequila simply as a throat-burning, eye-watering shot you’ve forced yourself to down many times at some nightclub or pub when you were trying to join the party. Oh, and there was salt and lime too, sometimes even a slice of lemon… We’ve all been there – taste horrible, doesn’t […]
A Tequila you Must try: Herencia de Plata
I am very excited to write about Herencia de Plata tequilas as, for me, these are some of the best tequilas for sipping and enjoying (no lime for me, please)! I first came across Herencia de Plata few years ago at the Tequila & Mezcal Festival in London, a great event to visit for a better understanding […]