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September 2012

Today we visited the distillery Pedro Domecq, where they make Tezon, Olmeca Altos, and Olmeca tequilas. I wrote about this distillery before on Alcademics. The post is here. Tezon is made from 100 percent tahona-milled agave. It is no longer on the US market. Olmeca Altos is a blend of tahona-milled agave and rollermill agave. Olmeca is a mixto and that's not on the US market. Yesterday we visited the agave fields to see the harvest. The fields here in the Highland area around Arandas are about 2300 feet above sea level. The agaves are harvested and then brought to... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

San Francisco bartender Brandon Josie relocated to Portland, Oregon to take the job of bar manager at Riffle NW, a seafood restaurant. I posted the original cocktail menu here. This is a menu update with Brandon Josie in charge. These new drinks go live on September 6th. HOUSE COCKTAILS: Riffle Collins gin, lemon, lime, celery, absinthe, salt, soda Heights of Diamond scotch, amaro, grapefruit, dry vermouth Hovercraft pepper vodka, peach, lemon, honey, egg white Beach House rum, fino sherry, carmelized banana, coconut, lime Jerez Cooler muscatel sherry, sweet vermouth, lemon, quinine, white pepper, soda RNW Pimm's pimm's, watermelon, lemon, soda... Read more →

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A great first day in Mexico with the Tahona Society! Today we loaded into ATVs at the Olmeca Altos distillery and headed into the agave fields. We road on muddy paths, rock-laid roads, and small town streets. Then we watched jimadores harvesting agave in the field, and a few of us took turns at harvesting plants ourselves. At the end, I got really muddy and a bit sunburned. A great day! Tomorrow a distillery visit and cocktail contest. Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Unless something has gone horribly awry, I am in Mexico right now with the Tahona Society. This week we'll be visiting several tequila distilleries and I'm helping to judge a cocktail contest with Olmeca Altos tequila. I'll do my best to post here during the trip, but you know how it goes with that much tequila around... I'll be doing more live posting on the Alcademics Twitter Feed @alcademics and in the Alcademics Facebook Group. Salud! Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.