Th’ Lip gets this question all the time, “What’s a good, cheap tequila?” This show is one answer to that question, Friends. Introducing “Teteo” blanco. Here’s a newcomer on the gourmet tequila scene that doesn’t feature an expensive, hand-blown bottle, nor a cork, nor an exceptional taste profile. Rather, with “Teteo” you get a good, solid, roasted agave taste with a surprising amount of chewy, mouthfeel. In fact, the viscous mouth and the pleasing finish of this blanco were its greatest features.
It’s been an AMAZING 6 months, Fans! Your TEQUILA WHISPERER has been fortunate enough to be able to introduce you to many new brands as well as commenting on his old favorites. There is SO MUCH MORE to come in the year ahead. Stay tuned to this archive page and don’t forget to come to a LIVE streaming show!
What do you get when you cross the rich mouth-feel of syrupy honey with the vegetal sweet-heat of properly prepared cooked agave? Why, that’d be RIAZUL blanco, friends! And that’s what Lippy has a great time tasting and talking and thundering about in this extra musical episode of “Tequila Whisperer”!
Continue reading Riazul anejo (episode 20) tequila review
Have you ever attempted to walk through FIRE to get to the sweet-tasting good life on the other side? That is EXACTLY what Lippy succeeded in doing on this episode of The “Tequila Whisperer” Show.
Continue reading Dulce Vida blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 19) tequila review
Yesterday I received a cryptic email from a tequila buddy. He doesn’t write me often, but when he DOES it’s ALWAYS good news. This email was no exception.
Seems he’d been in my area over the past weekend and had found some fertile treasure stores. You know the kind I like: bored clerk who’ll let you stand and stare at the shelves behind him for HOURS, crowded dusty shelves with one-off bottles of many different brands, TV set going in corner so he leaves you alone even LONGER. These stores had all of that! I jumped in the car and hurried over to the first “Treasure” shop searching desperately for what I’d been told was laying in wait: multiple wooden collector’s boxes filled with individual bottles of Cuervo’s famed “Reserva de la Familia” anejo. This juice is extremely limited in production and distribution, and even when new it retailed for $100. On the collector’s market some vintages go for as much as 15 times that or more!
Continue reading Treasure Hunt: A Dusty Cuervo Afternoon in the SF East Bay