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 Anejos. Listen in while we have a fun time learning together along the way.

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February 27, 2021

On this episode, we talk with Adam Fodor who is the owner of the International Tequila Academy about his company and how it was started. His self-paced online course teaches beginner to advanced level students about the spirit.  

International Tequila Academy - https://internationaltequilaacademy.com/

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On this episode, Miguel Alanis of Veneno Tequila joins us to talk about their brand and positioning in the industry. This Texas based tequila company is currently producing a blanco and 7 year old extra anejo. We taste both and talk about their processes and future offerings.

The Tequila Tester - http://TequilaTester.com
Mezcal For Life - http://MezcalForLife.com

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*** WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR THE POOR AUDIO, THE CONTENT IS GOOD SO WE TRIED TO CLEAN IT UP AS BEST AS POSSIBLE AND RELEASED IT ****

Jon Bullinger with YeYo tequila discusses goes into extensive details the time and effort putting into everything from the bottle design, packaging and then to the liquid inside each. We drink their blanco while we talk about processes.

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Aubrey West, brand ambassador with Volcan De Mi Tierra tequila joins us to talk tequila and about the brand.  While he discuss the history, bottle design and other interesting facts, we drink their blanco, brand new reposado and Cristalino Añejo tequila. 

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Neil Grosscup of Tanteo Tequila joins us to talk about their lineup of fiery tequilas. We discuss how they came up with their infusions as we taste their jalapeño, habanero, chipotle and blanco tequila.  Find out our thoughts on sipping this tequila neat and putting it in a cocktail.

Mezcal For Life - http://MezcalforLife.com
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Eduardo “Lalo” González discusses his families legacy in tequila including his grandfather Don Julio. We talk about why they choose to focus on producing the best blanco possible.  We taste Lalo Tequila and talk about the processes and flavor profile.

Mezcal For Life - http://MezcalForLife.com
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We speak with master distiller Germán González the master distiller behind Tears of Llorona. This tequila is aged in scotch, sherry, and brandy barrels and is considered one of the top extra anejo tequilas available. We discuss his family history, how he got into tequila and blending processes while we taste this delicious tequila.

Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com
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Nick Reid and Rodrigo Cedano join us on this episode to discuss the story behind Tromba Tequila.  Through a chance meeting in Mexico, this tequila was born. We talk through production methods and aging processes while sipping their blanco, reposado and anejo. 

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Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

While this episode is free, you can find bonus content at: https://www.patreon.com/tequ...

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Laurence Spiewak, the co-founder of Suerte Tequila comes on this episode to talk about his tahona crushed tequila. We drink their blanco, reposado and anejo tequila and discuss their 8 year aged extra anejo. Learn about how they age and blend barrels to come up with their flavor profile.

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Chris & Camila come on this episode to discuss their new 100% blue agave tequila seltzer.  We talk about how they started their company, the branding and how they are getting the product into the market.  They currently have four flavors including Zesty Lime​,​ Spicy Ginger​, ​Sharp Grapefruit​ and ​Tropical Mango

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Do you really know what you are drinking? On this episode of The Tequila Tester, Jake Lustig with Haas Brothers gives a tequila education course. He discusses the history of tequila, processes and the spirit in general. We invite tequila novice and lifelong friend Tim to the show to learn along. The new Taste Tequila additive free program comes up as we taste and compare tequila made with a diffuser and those from traditional metho...

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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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