Get out your platform shoes, your high-heeled sneakers and your ‘Fro pick, people! On this Special Edition Tequila Whisperer episode, Lippy welcomes Master Mixologist, Jeff Burkhart to the Show!
Saddle up your yapping dog and take a trip with Th’ Lip down to the wilds of the Chihuahuan desert in Northern Mexico! Here in the dry dustiness of the flavorful scrub country we’ll find the SOTOL plant growing wild and abundant. And in the Man-Cave of Northern California you’ll find Lippy pouring Don Cuco Sotol wildly and with great abandon!
In this soggy episode, Th’ Lip attempts to rank (and even identify!) 6 different anejos and extra-anejos from the same distillery (NOM 1472). It’s’ a BLIND TASTING and your TEQUILA WHISPERER is looking to see if these 6 different brands are simply the same juice in different bottles.
Th’ Lip thought he had a good, basic knowledge of the history of MEZCAL production and Oaxacan farmer history. But enter RUDY FAVILA from Premium Mezcales Importers, and Lippy got schooled in quite a few things – and you will too! (and you’ll laugh along as Th’ Lip sneaks pour after pour when Rudy isn’t looking!)
Continue reading Sacacuento, Agave De Cortes MEZCALS – blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo mezcal review (episode 75)
Get ready to make some history, people! In this episode Lippy runs down the flavor profiles of one of the most respected and historic gourmet tequila brands on the market: Chinaco – the mighty! As perhaps the FIRST gourmet tequila to be introduced in the US (mid-80’s) this brand has seen a lot of competition come and go, yet it remains a top contender for Best of Category in all ages and expressions.
Continue reading Chinaco blanco, reposado, anejo, & “Negro” (episode 58) tequila review