Mijenta Blanco Tequila is produced by Mijenta Tequila, an Arandas-based tequila brand co-founded in 2020 by Mike Dolan, Juan Coronado, Elise Som, and Ana María Romero (the master distiller). Created at Casa Tequilera de Arandas in Arandas, Jalisco, Mijenta boasts a fully carbon neutral production process. They are also the first B-corp certified tequila brand as of late 2022. The agave is grown in a red clay soil that is rich in minerals such as iron and lime – which adds to the sense of “terrior” in the flavor. Their sustainable practices begin in the field, where they carefully maintain biodiversity, and avoid pesticides/herbicides. […]
Now that the weather is staring to get warmer, I’ve been in the mood for some refreshing tequila cocktails. And one bottle that I keep seeing everywhere, possibly ’cause of the striking artwork inspired by Jose Guadalupe Posada, is Espolon Tequila Blanco. After decades in the Mexican distilling industry, Cirilo Oropeza, who sadly passed away in 2020 at age 80, was approached by a entrepreneur to build a new tequila brand that would soon be known as Espolon Tequila. Oropeza continued to be the master distiller even after the brand was purchased by the Italian spirit firm Campari Group in 2009. Espolon Tequila is distilled using a […]
El Tequileño Platinum Blanco Tequila is produced at La Guarreña Distillery, a historic distillery in Tequila, Jalisco. Founded by Don Jorge Salles Cuervo in 1959, El Tequileño is still run by the Salles family – now with a third generation in leadership. It was acquired by parent company Paradise Spirits in 2017.
Overall, El Tequileño takes great pride in their craft. They source their agave from the highlands […]
It’s been a while since I impulse bought some bottles, but as soon as I saw that huge diamond cap on this bottle of Don Ramon Tequila Silver, I knew I had to check it out. Casa Don Ramon is an established tequila and Mezcal brand based in Jalisco, Mexico. It was founded in 1996, and then acquired by Dialce Spirit and Beverage Family in 2018. They still do most of their distilling in a large facility in Jalisco. Tequila Silver is a cheaper offering from one of Casa Don Ramon’s many lines of tequila and mezcal. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: 100% Blue Agave Silver Tequila ❖ Distillery: Casa Don Ramon Facilities is Jalisco, Mexico ❖ ABV: 40% (80 […]
I’ve been going through a margarita phase this summer so I’ve been going through blanco tequila pretty quickly. On my last shopping trip, Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila immediately caught my eye because of the embossed “100% Agave” on the interestingly shaped glass bottle. But I didn’t regret my purchase after using the tequila and learning more about the company behind it.
Olmeca Altos was founded by two world famous bartenders, Dre Masso and the late Henry Besant, along with master distiller Jesus Hernandez. Their goal was to create an affordable and sustainable tequila for both bartenders and tequila […]