The Tequila Tester

The Tequila Tester

If you ever wanted to learn more about tequila or are new to the spirit, this podcast was made specifically for you. Discover new tequila brands and styles while further educating yourself on those you may already be familiar with. Brent Paugh (Margarita Texas) and co-host interview industry experts in the tequila business while sampling a wide range of Blancos, Reposados and Añejos. Listen in while we have a fun time learning together along the way.... Show More

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August 4, 2020

Tragedy strikes prior to the interview as tequila is destroyed. Tequila Gran Dovejo is doing a lot of cask and high proof offerings which we talk about. We also discuss their entire lineup while tasting the blanco, reposado and cask strength anejo.

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What is the difference between Tequila and Mezcal? We discuss this topic while we taste Siembra Valles Ancestral blanco tequila which is a throw back to traditional processes. Some mezcal makes it into the glass so we can discuss what makes this spirit unique.

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We speak with Fany Camarena about women in the tequila industry. She is the daughter of Carlo Camarena who is master distiller for the brand Tequila Ocho and El Tesoro. We sip Tequila Ocho anejo as she discusses the family aspects of the business.

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Chris Timmerman joins us to discuss Dano's Dangerous Tequila. They use traditional processes to craft their tequila in one of the older distilleries around. We talk through their aging process which includes making and charring their own barrels. We sample their blanco, reposado, anejo and infused pineapple and jalepeno tequila.

Dano's Tequila - https://www.danostequila.com/

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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We talk with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena who is producing brands such as Tequila Ocho, El Tesoro and Tapatio. He discusses the family aspect at his distillery La Alteña and how important it is to the business. We sip on some of his creations while discussing how his work is like an artist.

 

 

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On this episode, we talk with Jesse Estes, brand ambassador with Tequila Ocho about their company and how it was started. We discuss how they keep the agave profile through their entire lineup while sampling Ocho Plata and single barrel anejo.

Tequila Ocho - http://ochotequila.com

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Coming back on the show is Nic Soglanich, The Tequila Wanderer to discuss and sample blanco tequilas. We randomly selected Volans, Cascahuin Tahano and Fortaleza. During the tasting, we talk about processes and flavor profiles.

The Tequila Wanderer - http://instagram.com/the_tequila_wanderer

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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La Dama Tequila shares their message on sustainability, the environment and fair treatment in the tequila industry.  We drink their blanco tequila while talking about processes and how they are trying to distinguish themselves in the market. We also discuss their beautiful bottle and how it is made from recycled glass. 

La Dama Tequila - http://LaDamaTequila.com

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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Learn about the history of G4 Tequila while we discuss the brand with Shawn Miller.  He shares stories about master distiller Felipe Camarena, their family and unique processes. Our tequila samplings take us through their blanco, reposado, anejo and the extra anejo makes a surprise visit. 

G4 Tequila - http://g4tequila.life/

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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On this episode, we speak with Juan Pablo De Loera about El Tequileño tequila. We discuss the history of the distillery that has been open for over 60 years. We taste several of their offerings including a unique reposado that is aged for over 6 years.

El Tequileño  - http://tequileno.com/

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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We talk with Alex Baca of Azunia Tequila about their small batch tequila out of Amatitan, Jalisco. The discussion centers around how they chose their particular tequila distillery and the advantages to having estate grown agave. We learn about their tequila offerings through sampling the blanco, reposado and anejo. 

Azunia Tequila - https://azuniatequila.com
Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

 

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We work through covering all styles of tequila with this exclusively anejo show. As we taste through JaJa, Cantera Negra and Ocho, the conversation moves to price points and psychology of purchasing tequila.  Learn about anejos and how they can be different from brand to brand.

 

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We interview Maurice Tebele of JaJa tequila about how the brand was started and meaning behind the name. The conversation deep dives in some of the unique marketing they are doing in the space.  We taste their reposado tequila while taking about the blanco and newly released anejo. Learn about tequila with us on this episode.

JaJa Tequila -http://Jajatequila.com

Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

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We discuss the history of Herradura tequila with brand ambassador Ruben Aceves.  Their distillery is over 400 years old but started making Herradura in 1870.  Ruben discusses their unique aging process for their blanco and how they source their barrels. We taste their Silver, Reposado, Anejo and Ultra Anejo and talk about other offerings by the company. 

 

Casa Herradura - https://www.herradura.com

Margarita Texas - https://Margari...

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October 2, 2019 23 min

Lifelong friends Sheela Marshall and Natalie Merrick discuss starting their brand Tequila Sheela. Their story starts as accountants and moves onto introducing their product to the India market. We taste their blanco, reposado and anejo tequila and even discuss a potential future product. 

Tequila Sheela - http://TequilaSheela.com
Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

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Learn about the blanco style of tequila as we taste through a flight. We sample Espolon, Codigo 1530 and Jaja tequila and discuss the differences. Do you think you can taste the difference between a lowland and highland tequila? We put that question to test.

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On this episode we discuss the extra anejo style and how it is made and the processes involved.  We sample Don Abraham Extra Anejo, Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia and Cantera Negra Extra Anejo. Learn about tequila with us on this episode.

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Tyler talks about one of our favorite tequilas, El Tesoro. We discuss the traditional processes they use to this day and the history behind it. There is a huge family aspect from the beginning of the distiller to the jimadors that cut the agave. We even get to try their unreleased extra anejo.

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When technology and tequila meet, we have the Tequila Matchmaker app which gives a wealth of information while creating a community. We talk with Grover Sanschagrin, the creator of the app, about how he moved to the region to be closer to the spirit. We also talk about some of the tequila he has been into recently and sample Tequila Ocho and Fortaleza Anejo.

Tequila Matchmaker - http://tequilamatchmaker.com
Margarita Texas - https...

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We sip through The Tequila Box, a curated box of boutique tequilas that are shipped directly to your door. The offerings include Ocho Plata, G4 Reposado, Adictivo Añejo, AsomBroso 5 Year Extra Añejo and Compoveda Extra Añejo. Hannah tells us about her company, Sip Tequila which aims to tell the story about tequila while getting these products in front of new audiences.

Sip Tequila - https://SipTequila.com
Margarita Texas - https://...

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