Archive for 'Tequila'
It’s taken a while but unfortunately Whisky Squad has now run out of whisky to taste. Over 35 sessions (plus a few unnumbered ones) we’ve tasted our way through everything Scotland has to offer. Rather than curl up and die, like any self respecting society dedicated to the exploration of a specific spirit, the Squad [...]
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Mezcal, Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: don julio, el tesoro, gunmakers, ilegal, matthias lataille, olmeca, stephen myers, tahona society, tequila, tezon, whisky squad
While I’ve not started my new job yet I did spend my penultimate evening as a wage slave in the IT industry in the company of my new colleagues, as they’d managed to get in tequila industry legend Tomas Estes to come and do an evening of talking about tequila down at TWE Vinopolis. Tom [...]
Posted: May 5th, 2011 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: arette, jesse estes, ocho, the whisky exchange, tomas estes
Despite my enthusiasm for tequila that started last year I’ve not had much of a chance to dig into tequilas and mezcals since, apart from on my occasional trips to Wahaca. As such I was rather pleased to be invited along to a tequila tasting session at the new Soho branch of Wahaca by Chris [...]
Posted: March 8th, 2011 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: Carmessí, cascahuin, del maguey, Don Cosme, don valente, el tesoro, fortaleza, henry besant, mark selby, mezcal, pechuga, Pueblo Viejo, tres mujeres, tromba, unico, vida, wahaca
One of the things that seems to be happening a lot recently in the world of drinks is the revitalisation of things often considered to be passé or bad. For me there’s been reexamination of blended whisky (some of it’s nice, some of it isn’t), american beer (see previous parentheses), vodka (etc) and various other [...]
Posted: November 27th, 2010 under Cocktails, Gin, Tequila.
Tags: grenadine, monkey gland, pomegranate, sipsmith, tequila sunrise, tequileño
Tequila is much on my mind in recent times. I went to a tasting down at The Whisky Exchange and since then have started noticing it more and more in bars. Bartenders love it, extolling the virtues of their favourites at the drop of an interested hat, friends of mine have recommended me places that [...]
Posted: July 15th, 2010 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: 7 legues, barrio brands, benitos hat, margarita, mezcal vida, paloma, tequileño, TiKiLa
Tequila is a much maligned drink. While the vast majority of tequila drinking experiences in the UK end in drunken debauchery, blood loss and the wearing of foolish hats, there is a whole world outside of girls with bottle holsters and shooter glass bandoliers. Dylan Moran’s words should normally be taken as gospel and his [...]
Posted: June 12th, 2010 under Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: chinaco, declan mcgurk, el tesoro, tapatio, whisky exchange