February 20, 2008
February 7, 2008
The latest hand-made tequila to hit US, MuchoTE had its debut January 29th in Colorado and is making its way across the nation. Each blue Tequilana Weber Agave that goes into making MuchoTE Tequila is hand selected for its sugar content (not weight). After the agave is selected and harvested they steam the piñas in adobe ovens for 3 days. MuchoTE Tequila is then aged in small charred American bourbon oak casks for 7 months which gives the tequila a full flavor and golden color. It is going to take a while for MuchoTE to propagate throughout the United States so I recommend that you pre-order your bottle online. More about MuchoTE.
November 7, 2007
Dos Lunas has announced their launch of an extra añejo tequila, Dos Lunas Grand Reserve ($2,500). They are setting new standards for luxury tequila as they have made the worlds first commercially available tequila to be aged over 10 years (in sherry oak casks). The tequila is bottled in hand-blown, individually numbered Baccarat decanters. The luxury does not stop there; each bottle is housed in an ebonized wood box with an accompanying crystal stopper, sterling silver key and necklace. If the Grand Reserve is too pricey for you wait until next year (2008) when they unveil their fourth tequila, Dos Lunas Añejo. My guess is that the Añejo is not going to cost as much as the Extra Añejo. Press Release.
September 28, 2007
Tequila Oro Ultra Premium Tequila is bottled in hand blown glass and is decorated with gold, as well as rubies, emeralds and / or diamonds of the finest quality. Each bottle is embellished with a magnificent 18 kts yellow gold medallion, personalized with their client’s name.
The tequila is cooked in rustic ovens of natural stones with 100% natural fermentation process. Then it is aged for a year in white oak barrels. The result is a one-of-a-kind tequila which is soft, exquisite and has great body. Only 30 bottles of Tequila Oro are made annually each with a price starting at $36,000, depending on what jewel customizations the client requests the price could be a much higher. See more pictures.
September 13, 2007
Partida is one of the fastest growing distilleries that we have wrote about. They have added a new member to their line, Partida Elegante Tequila ($350) is their latest ultra-premium spirit which will be available this fall. It is an extra añejo tequila which is aged more than 36 months in American oak. They use only estate grown 100% blue agave, which is hand harvested and cooked in stainless steel autoclaves. The bottle comes in a gift box with a crystal top. To top it off they added a Mexican sterling silver Partida Tequila Spirit Bird on a black leather strap tied around the neck of the bottle.
August 10, 2007
Dos Lunas ($50) ultra-premium tequilas are not only 100% Blue Agave, but all-natural and award-winning. Bottled in the highlands of Jalisco, Dos Lunas Silver holds the aroma of leather, oil, and dark roasted pineapple. A soft, round entry leads to a dryish, glycerous medium-bodied palate with charred tropical fruits, honey, whipped cream, and peppery spices. Dos Lunas Reposado is aged for nine months using a combination of used Tennessee Whiskey barrels and new American White Oak – charred barrels. Dos Lunas Reposado scored highest (94 Points) and was awarded Gold Medal in October 2006 at Chicago’s International Review of Spirits. This tequila finishes with a long, sweet and peppery fade of cream, dried tropical fruit, white pepper, and dusty minerals. The chemical-free fermentation and double distillation processes set Dos Lunas Tequila apart. In its first year, Dos Lunas Tequila has expanded to Texas, Florida, Colorado, and New Mexico, and is also available in Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alberta, Canada.
[UPDATE: 8/10/2007] Read our review of Dos Lunas Tequila.
July 28, 2007
As we all know the market for tequila has exploded over the past few years as it is slowly becoming one of America’s favorites types of drinks. The market for premium tequila is no different as numerous company’s have introduced high-end tequilas and Partida Tequila’s are one of those new premium tequilas. Partida Tequila is a unique estate-grown premium Tequila made from 100 percent blue agave by the Partida family and manufactured in Amatitán, Mexico. The Partida Estate produces three classic styles of Tequila, Blanco (not aged), Reposado (aged 6 months) and Añejo (aged 18 months). Currently Partida Tequila is initially being distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Texas and hopefully will soon be spreading throughout the country.