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Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
646 ratings

Nose: 2020 Winter Blend’s beer cask lineage shows up immediately upon pouring, with a sparking cider aroma and a sweet malty note. There are a myriad of backup aromas. Cinnamon, orange blossoms, almond paste, candied citron, and a dash of butterscotch. Also a whiff of sharp minerals and damp earth. Flavor: Zingy barrel spice and white pepper marrying nicely with ripe round fruitiness, and butterscotch/toffee undercurrents. Dried fruits, apricot and cherry?, peeking through. The finish brings additional vanilla, citrus and some leather to the show.

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Badass
447 ratings

Aromas of vanilla, butterscotch, apricot, cinnamon and slight cider from the beer barrel. Nice, think mouthfeel with cooked agave, slight molasses and effervescent finish from cider note.

Matt Gresham
Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings

Matt Gresham
Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings

Simon Gutierrez
Tequila Ninja
167 ratings

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Ninja
137 ratings

Very sweet because of the the French oak. A lot of spice znd sweetness and a good amount of heat on the back end. If you like a real sweet, spicy and hot tequila....this is perfect for you

Craig Macadang
Tequila Wizard
964 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Boss
559 ratings

Nathan Bennett
Tequila Savant
204 ratings

Latest News

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Sep 05, 2020

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

One hundred percent. The term seems straight forward enough. You see it listed on labels constantly. But in the case of 100 percent blue agave tequila, you shouldn’t be so sure.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

The 10 best tequila brands you need to try, according to 6 experts

Instead of sampling tequila in its birthplace, I reached out to six of the top tequila experts in Mexico to unearth their favorites.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Apr 21, 2020

'You Can't Take It With You' - Fortaleza Añejo- Lot 42A

Lou talks all about this special batch of Fortaleza Añejo in this video.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Jan 02, 2020

Long Island Lou Tequila - Fortaleza Winter Blend - Sweet Deliciousness

Lou Agave does a video review of the special release from Fortaleza, the 2019 Reposado "Winter Blend"

Dec 23, 2019

We Asked 12 Bartenders: What’s the Most Underrated Tequila?

VinePair asked bartenders around the country which bottles and brands aren’t getting the love they deserve.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 16, 2019

Best 2 Overall and Most Traditional Tequila Brands

Lou does a video review comparing Fortaleza, G4, Terralta, Pasote, and and Volans tequilas.

Sep 15, 2019

Could This Be The End For Tequila?

Growing weber blue agave from seed? It's happening on a rooftop in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. See this video interview with Grover from Tequila Matchmaker to learn what's going on behind the scenes of the app.

The Daily Beast
Jan 17, 2019

Is the Secret to Great Tequila Volcanic Stone?

Tequila distillers are increasingly using the historic tahona wheel to crush agave and influence the flavor of their spirits.