Uduimoh Umolu of Jon Basil Tequila

Black Owned and Millennial Founded: An Interview with Jon Basil’s Uduimoh Umolu

By David Tao | September 16, 2022 |

Over the past six years, a booming American market for agave spirits has produced a rush of both celebrity marketed brands and craft labels backed by multinational conglomerates. That means a number of small producers (including non-distilling producers) have focused on hyper-targeted demographics, often releasing product in just one or two metropolitan areas. Jon Basil…

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Patron Smoked Margarita Kit

Review: Patron x JonBoy Margarita Collection Kit

By Mike Gerrard | May 1, 2021 |

For Cinco de Mayo this year, Patron Tequila has partnered with tattoo artist JonBoy and the Cocktail Courier website to produce all the ingredients needed to make a Fresh Ink Smoked Margarita. There’s a choice of JonBoy artwork when you order, and this is included in the package by way of coasters and cocktail stoppers,…

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Bottle of La Adelita Black Cristalino Tequila

Review: La Adelita Tequila Black Cristalino

By Mike Gerrard | April 12, 2021 |

Several tequila distillers are lobbying to have cristaliño added to the four existing official tequila categories. A cristalino is an añejo or extra añejo tequila that after aging has been filtered to have color but not flavor removed, producing a spirit that is clear, but with all the flavor that the tequila has picked up…

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Crafthouse Cocktails in a box, Moscow Mule and Spicy Margarita

Review: Crafthouse Cocktails – Spicy Margarita and Moscow Mule

By Mike Gerrard | February 20, 2021 |

It’s a sign that pre-prepared cocktails have truly arrived that every one of Crafthouse Cocktails’ eight ready-mixed cocktails won Double Gold, Gold or Silver at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The company is the brainchild of Chicago bar owner and restauranteur Matt Lindner and Global Bartending Champion Charles Joly. Joly had become used…

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Celebrate National Tequila Day 2020 with Our Favorite Cocktails

By Jovie Belisle | July 23, 2020 |

We can think of no better time of year to celebrate tequila than summer, so the liquor gods knew what they were up to when they made July 24th National Tequila Day. If, like us, simply reading the following cocktail recipes featuring tequila makes you want to don on a swimsuit, throw on your sunglasses,…

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Cazadores Tequila Blanco

Review: Cazadores Tequila – Blanco and Extra Anejo

By Mike Gerrard | July 15, 2020 |

The Cazadores Distillery is in the town of Arandas in the highlands of Jalisco in Mexico, and of their range of tequilas we’ve only reviewed their Reposado to date. While it’s definitely at the budget end of the tequila market, it’s a reliable choice if you want a 100% agave tequila for margaritas or palomas,…

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