Best Tequila and Best Mezcal 2023
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by Bjørn Smalbro
7M ago
“The Agave Court” in Denmark, has awarded Best Tequila & Best Mezcal for the 8th time since 2016. The winners are chosen through four tastings at the “Agavehoffet” (The Agave Court), an event focused on spreading knowledge about tequila & mezcal (and to some extent, Mexican cultural history). The winner of Best Tequila 2023 La Serpiente Emplumada Tequila Anejo La Serpiente Emplumada Tequila Anejo is round, sweet with notes of oak, a hint of vanilla and coconut. The agave provides a soft, rich base of aroma and flavor. La Serpiente Emplumada Tequila Anejo is a classic, aged tequila at ..read more
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Clandestina Tequila – the conquistadores are back. Sort of…
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by Bjørn Smalbro
7M ago
In 1519 Mexico was visited by a delegation of spanish gentlemen. While they certainly took a generous interest in the country (even going as far as renaming it), they proved a tad difficult to send home again. And now the spaniards are BACK! Not quite the same fellows, but just Marc and Eduard, and not quite conquistadores in the land grabbing sense. Marc and Eduard want to conquer a bit of the market for great 100% Agave tequila! Who’s behind the brand?   Marc Torres and Eduard Coromina. It is that simple! We are just two guys from Barcelona, agave-lovers, business passion ..read more
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Mayaciel Tequila taking on Germany and Europe
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by Bjørn Smalbro
9M ago
Tequila evokes a passion in the people who have the capacity to experience the magic of the agave spirit. Mayaciel is a new tequila brand owned and founded by the german entrepreneurs Jonas and Christoph. Germany IS pretty far away from Mexico, there is no denying that. The spirit, Mayaciel Tequila, has the true mexican vibe though, so we thought we would make a short interview with the founders of Mayaciel, Jonas and Christoph. What is your background? How old, education, etc. My co-founder Christoph and I met at university, and we have been close friends since the early days of our Bachelor ..read more
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New mezcal brand ̔Pa Que No Me Olvides̕
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by Bjørn Smalbro
10M ago
The mezcal category grows with lightening speed and a LOT is happening, regarding regulations, new producers, new international and celebrity brands etc. But there is still room for small and humble, high quality brands also. We have made an interview with a new and young mezcal producer, Judith from the brand “Pa Que No Me Olvides”. What is the name of your mezcal brand? Pa Que No Me Olvides, which translates to “so you don’t forget me”. What is the inspiration for brand name, logos and so forth? I consider our “ancestral” mezcal high quality, which you will not forget! The artwork is typica ..read more
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Review of “A Field Guide to Tequila: What It Is, Where It’s From, and How to Taste It “
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by Bjørn Smalbro
11M ago
“A Field Guide to Tequila: What It Is, Where It’s From, and How to Taste It ” is excactly what the name describes – it is a thorough well written introduction to most things tequila! And THAT is what I absolutely love about this book! Clayton Szczech, who is the author of the book, has worked as a tour guide in Mexico since about 2009. The company, which was originally “Experience Tequila” has since evolved into  ..read more
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Agave Spirits. The Past Present, and Future of Mezcals. A review
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by Bjørn Smalbro
1y ago
“Agave Spirits. The Past Present, and Future of Mezcals” is a book published in 2023 by W.W. Norton & Company and written by Gary Paul Nabhan and David Suro Piñera and illustrated by René Tapia. Agave Spirits Is a book by an ethnobotanist, Gary Paul Nabhan and a restaurateur, David Suro Piñera. One person passionately defending agaves in all their fantastic, splendid and extinction threatened complexity and and another person praising all the wonderful spirits which can be made by harvesting the agaves and processing them into a spirit. And while it certainly seems, that this is a descript ..read more
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Atl, an aztec comic book heroine
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by Bjørn Smalbro
1y ago
Mexico is the home of tequila, mezcal and lots of other good stuff, but if we take a step few step back from our glasses, Mexico is so much more! Here at TequilaList we try broaden our minds and gain a better and deeper understanding of Mexican culture beyond and before Mexico became Mexico. The last ten years have revealed archaeological findings from prehispanic cultures in an enormous amount. New scanning technologies, computerized analysis etc. have helped the diggers provide a more comprehensive understanding of what life was before the conquests. Here in Europe we have a long and excelle ..read more
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Best Tequila/Mezcal Denmark 2022
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by Bjørn Smalbro
1y ago
Denmark awards “Best Tequila of the Year” & “Best  Mezcal of the Year 2022”! Interest has never been greater in participating in the danish Tequila of the Year and Mezcal of the Year 2022 awards. Tequila has become THE biggest spirit category in the US! Mexico produced a staggering 352.1 million litres of tequila for export in 2022 alone. Tequila is becoming more and more popular and the Danes are gaining a better understanding that tequila is much more than cheap Sierra tequila.. “Tequila of the Year and Mezcal of the Year” is a popular award that has been given since 2016. Tequila.d ..read more
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Mexa Space – Mexican artisanal products
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by Bjørn Smalbro
1y ago
Mexico is a big country! When you are born anywhere else looking at Mexico on a map, you do not really realize, that Mexico is about the size of the entire western Europe and that it is a country with 50 different official languages! In Europe we see precious little products born out of the old artisanal traditions, which are very much alive everywhere in the gigantic country. In Denmark a yong woman, has taken it upon her, to bring Mexican artisanal products to the market. This is a small interview with the owner of Mexa.Space. Q: Who are you? (Name, age, where do you come from, etc) Vanessa ..read more
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Selva Negra. Germany enters the world of agave spirits!
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by Bjørn Smalbro
1y ago
All the distinguished Mexican gentlemen and ladies in their very finest clothes were ready for the ball at the agave court. Then the doors swung open once again and in came… Selva Negra Spirits from Germany! “Selva Negra Spirits” is an agave spirit made in Germany! While it is neither a mezcal nor a tequila, it is definitely an agave spirit. Agave spirits made in Germany are few and far between and this product is amazingly well executed. Which is why we had at chat with the folks behind the brand here at TequilaList! Q: Who are you guys anyway and what have you been up to for the last few ye ..read more
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