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Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Nathan Bennett
Tequila Phenom
304 ratings

Doug Price
Tequila Savant
233 ratings

Rob Gerard
Tequila Ninja
126 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
830 ratings

Nose: Oak, cinnamon dark citrus aromas, and a touch of vanilla. Light cellar note and minerals. A dusting of white pepper. Slight floral underpinning. Flavor: Vanilla and leather. A warming pepper blast and accompanying cinnamon “pop” that I had not anticipated from the nosing.

Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1208 ratings

Agave de Las Villas

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
88 ratings

On the nose, tons of cooked agave, some citrus, reminds me of the oil on an orange peel. That olive briney note is definitely there big time, and I’m getting pineapple rind and some honey. I swear something almost like corn in there. On the palate, Explosion of flavor. Absolutely tons of cooked agave and a nice sweetness that I wasn’t expecting. I’m taken aback at how oily it is, it coats the mouth exquisitely. Definitely a little heat but I would call it a “burn” necessarily. Getting some olive, some vegetal notes. Definitely that honey, some cinnamon, and that salty/brineyness. Finish for days. Definitely a stunner, must have in the collection Imo. The hype is warranted.

Bubba Atherton
Tequila Ninja
122 ratings

Rolando N
Tequila Savant
247 ratings

Rolando N
Tequila Savant
247 ratings

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LA Times
Aug 17, 2021

Celebrity tequila history, from Michael Jordan to the Rock

Kendall Jenner, Michael Jordan, the Rock. How American celebrities are changing Mexico’s tequila industry.
Mar 24, 2021

Añejo Alarm: Why Aged Tequilas Are Disappearing

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

Lou, with friends Warren and Greg, give their opinion of Fortaleza's Lot 100 Blanco. (Video review.)

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"