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  • WELCOME, Tequila Friends!WELCOME, Tequila Friends!

    Welcome to the best TEQUILA reviews & news site on the web.  Our weekly tequila tasting show airs LIVE every Thursday at 7:00 PM (PST) here--> http://tequilawhispererlive.com We're thrilled you're here!  Take some time to peruse our archives and don't forget to join our WHISPER LIST ---->  over there, on the right column.  It… »
  • Tahona-ground blancos- tequila review (episode 110)Tahona-ground blancos- tequila review (episode 110)

    TahonaEdit 01 from Lippy on Vimeo. EVERYBODY must get STONED! Turn your tequila clock back a hundred years or more and you’d find that all of the distilleries in Mexico were using a giant volcanic grinding stone (the TAHONA) to extract the juice from their cooked agave plants. Fast forward to the present day and you’ll find that less than… »
  • Luna Nueva 2012 – silver, reposado, anejo tequila review (episode 109)Luna Nueva 2012 – silver, reposado, anejo tequila review (episode 109)

    LunaEdit 05 from Lippy on Vimeo. It’s the (Mayan) End of the World as we know it, and your TEQUILA WHISPERER is feeling fine because he’s got a Man-Cave loaded with fabulous tequilas and some of the best BEEF JERKY in the USA! Join Lippy as he tastes his way through all 6(!) bottles of the Luna Nueva brand, and manages to sort through… »
  • Monterey Tequila Expo: Best Medal Winners (episode 108) tequila reviewMonterey Tequila Expo: Best Medal Winners (episode 108) tequila review

    Monterey Tequila Expo from Lippy on Vimeo. (sung to the tune of ‘San Francisco’) “If you’re going, to Mon-Te-Rey: Be sure to briiiiiing a caballito in your hand..”  Yep, Th’ Lip is taking you down the fog-shrouded California coast to taste featured brands from the 2012 Monterey Tequila & Mezcal Expo! Come on along and bring… »
  • Best Bloody Mary Mix (episode 107) tequila reviewBest Bloody Mary Mix (episode 107) tequila review

    Which is the BEST Bloody Maria Mix? If there's one thing Th' Lip likes almost as much as sipping TEQUILA, it's sipping some cocktails for which someone ELSE had to do all the work! Enter Grover Sanschagrin, fresh off the plane from a 2 year Mexican Odyssey of living in tequila country! He was hankerin' for a damned good "Bloody Maria", so… »
  • Tequila Matchmaker app (episode 106) tequila reviewTequila Matchmaker app (episode 106) tequila review

    G&SEdit 01 01 from Lippy on Vimeo. Would you drop everything to pack up and spend 2 years in Tequila, MX? Think hard about that proposition, friends.  Because Lippy's guests on this episode were Scarlet & Grover Sanschagrin of TasteTequila.com.  Two years ago this intrepid couple sold everything in their San Francisco apartment and… »
  • Google Doodle – Valentine’s DayGoogle Doodle – Valentine’s Day

    Hi Gang! Your Tequila Whisperer has animated his first long form Google Doodle! Click above to play it (and don't forget to watch hi-rez FULL SCREEN!) Here is the story of how I got involved in the production and why it was such an important piece for me: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ As a veteran character… »
  • Favorite TEQUILAS of 2011 (episode 105)Favorite TEQUILAS of 2011 (episode 105)

    Lippy presents his “Favorite Tequilas of 2011” in a special guest appearance at the ToutSuite Social Club.  Will your Tequila Whisperer find his “tequila legs” in an unfamiliar environment, or will he drown in a sea of runaway conversation?  Watch and see! Th’ Lip ventures out of his Man-Cave (finally!) and finds himself… »
  • Tequila Ocho – extra anejo, “El Puertecito” 2011 plata, blanco tequila review (episode 104)Tequila Ocho – extra anejo, “El Puertecito” 2011 plata, blanco tequila review (episode 104)

    Are you ready to get cerebral, emotional, and HORIZONTAL? Tomas Estes has come to town with his newest vintages of Tequila Ocho in tow. Prepare to have deep philosophical ruminations about the nature of tequila production. Do you have a notebook handy? The Master Class is in session! Your Tequila Whisperer is pleased and honored to… »
  • Tequila + Potato Chips (episode 103) tequila reviewTequila + Potato Chips (episode 103) tequila review

    Turn up the volume, pour yourself something really GOOD, and open up your favorite bag of potato chips, because this Tequila Whisperer episode presents to you perhaps the greatest chips in the USA! Th’ Lip has traveled far and wide (online, of course!) to find some of the best artisanal potato chips in the entire Country.  As is his… »
  • Leslie Sbrocco – Chocolate + Tequila Pairings tequila review (episode 102)Leslie Sbrocco – Chocolate + Tequila Pairings tequila review (episode 102)

    What do you get when you pair gourmet tequila with decadent “Intense Dark” chocolate from Ghirardelli? And what do you get when you pair your Tequila Whisperer with wine goddess and Thirsty Girl founder, Leslie Sbrocco? One helluva rollicking, DOUBLE-pairing mashup! In this episode Lippy welcomes Leslie Sbrocco; award-winning… »
  • Pura Vida – Silver blanco, Gold reposado, anejo, extra anejo tequila review (episode 101)Pura Vida – Silver blanco, Gold reposado, anejo, extra anejo tequila review (episode 101)

    ZZ Top has created a new tequila that has your Tequila Whisperer SINGING its praises!  Introducing Pura Vida tequila.  This highlands brand is from one of Lippy’s favorite distilleries.  How will the new Tejas-based juice compare with its factory-cousins?  Watch this LOUD and Raucous episode to see! So yeah, they got the big… »
  • 100th Episode Anniversary Show (episode 100) best extra anejo tequila reviews100th Episode Anniversary Show (episode 100) best extra anejo tequila reviews

    Break out the Hats & Hooters, friends!  It’s the big, “100th Episode Anniversary Party” and Th’ Lip is tasting only the best extra anejo tequilas over (way over) $100.00! Join Lippy, “Senior”, and “Front Row Chris”, for an Extra Anejo Extravaganza clocking in at an Epic 2 hours!  Can you HANDLE it? Lippy celebrates… »
  • Montoro – blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo tequila review (episode 99)Montoro – blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo tequila review (episode 99)

    Shhhh—C’mere… You wanna taste a GREAT new highlands brand before anybody else knows about it?  Sure you do!  Hop on the Th’ Lip Express and get the juicy details about Montoro, a great new brand that is about to be released in your area (hopefully) any week, now. Lippy takes the agave express to the heart of the tequila… »
  • Treasure Bottles in your neighborhood (episode 98) tequila reviewTreasure Bottles in your neighborhood (episode 98) tequila review

    Do you know about the tequila Treasure Bottles hiding in plain sight at your local liquor store?  After studying this EPIC Tequila Whisperer episode you will be an expert at modern day treasure bottle hunting! Join Lippy and Gabe X as they break down the lots, NOMs and provenance of more than NINE exceptional tequilas that may be… »
  • Best Margarita Mix Blind Tasting: 7 bottled brands (episode 97) tequila reviewBest Margarita Mix Blind Tasting: 7 bottled brands (episode 97) tequila review

    Are you ready for the wettest, stickiest, and most SURPRISING Margarita mix BLIND TASTING? In this episode your Tequila Whisperer tastes 7 of the top mixes in the U.S. and proceeds to spill ‘em down his GULLET (and all over his keyboard!). It’s a Messy Margarita Mix Massacre! Cheggitout! Watching Th’ Lip RUN through this… »
  • Gran Dovejo – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 96)Gran Dovejo – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 96)

    Take a ride down to the Mexican Highlands with your TEQUILA WHISPERER.  He unlocks the mysteries of champagne yeast, superstar Master Distillers, and the functionality of playing classical music to stimulate alcohol production!  It’s like “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, but with TEQUILA! Tequila Gran Dovejo is a new brand… »
  • Excellia – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 95)Excellia – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 95)

    It’s an evening of Tequilamania, but you don’t have to be a screaming 12 year-old British girl, throw “jelly babies”, or chase after a bullet-proof limo!  On this episode, Lippy tastes the new brand, Excellia, which boasts being aged in both Sauternes and Cognac casks!  Will this be a fruitful wood partnership (a’la… »
  • D Los Altos – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 94)D Los Altos – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 94)

    Welcome to the twisted tangle of emotions which define Lippy in his most private, disappointed moments.  After tasting the current D Los Altos, your Tequila Whisperer cracks open a comparative Treasure Bottle of old D Los Altos blanco with VERY disappointing results.  This episode is distinctly NOT for the faint of heart, or those with… »
  • Treasure Bottles: Last Sips (episode 93) tequila reviewTreasure Bottles: Last Sips (episode 93) tequila review

    Th’ Lip is up to his NIPPLES in tequila bottles.  The Man-Cave is becoming an obstacle course with half-empty bottles strewn about the floor and on every other flat surface.  What is a Tequila Whisperer to do?  How about inviting a good Buddy over to help drink the dregs of a MILLION bottles? Done and Done! In this festive episode,… »
  • Carlos Camarena- Master Distiller, El Tesoro- blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 92)Carlos Camarena- Master Distiller, El Tesoro- blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 92)

    On this very special edition of The Tequila Whisperer Show, Lippy sits down with Carlos Camarena, Master Distiller of El Tesoro, Tapatio, Ocho, Excellia and more! Unable to stop grinning the entire time, Th’ Lip fulfills a personal goal of hosting Sr. Camarena in the Man-Cave. Get out your pencils & paper because you WILL want… »
  • Bargain Battle 9: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. El Jimador reposado & Agavales reposado (episode 91) tequila reviewBargain Battle 9: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. El Jimador reposado & Agavales reposado (episode 91) tequila review

    It’s Bargain Bottle Battle time, again!  And for this smackdown, Th’ Lip tried yet ANOTHER tack in attempting to dethrone the unstoppable El Ultimo Agave reposado: How about slipping in a brand which has never before been tasted on the Tequila Whisperer Show? That brand, El Jimador reposado, is the lowest cost, entry-level tequila from… »
  • Antiguo – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 90)Antiguo – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 90)

    Get out yer roach clips and your Bong, people.  Th’ Lip is taking you through a black-lit journey back to the heart of the mid-70’s as he reminisces and tastes Antiguo, Herradura’s mid-priced line of 100% de agave tequilas. For 125 years Antiguo reposado was a closely guarded, unreleased formulation saved strictly for friends and… »
  • Baluarte – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 89)Baluarte – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 89)

    Here’s a highlands brand that has quite a large distribution area (many States) but doesn’t get a whole lot of attention.  In this episode we rectify that situation; Presenting Baluarte tequila! Your TEQUILA WHISPERER delves deep into the heart of darkness as he spelunks the black-glass bottles looking for flavor treasure.  Come… »
  • Comisario – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 88)Comisario – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 88)

    Ten-Hutt!! The “Comisario” (high Commissioner) will see you now. So straighten up that line, DRINKER! Shine those shoes to a high-gloss sheen and enter the office of some rarefied & spicy highlands tequila! In this episode, Th’ Lip tastes all ages of this new highlands tequila and finds his inner spice-master completely… »
  • Tequila Sunrise Special – Three Variations, tequila review (episode 87)Tequila Sunrise Special – Three Variations, tequila review (episode 87)

    Get out your platform shoes, your high-heeled sneakers and your ‘Fro pick, people! On this Special Edition Tequila Whisperer episode, Lippy welcomes Master Mixologist, Jeff Burkhart to the Show! Watch and learn as Lippy gets schooled in the history of the renowned TEQUILA SUNRISE cocktail.  Jeff makes three very different variants on… »
  • Herradura – blanco, reposado, anejo, Seleccion Suprema, tequila review (episode 86)Herradura – blanco, reposado, anejo, Seleccion Suprema, tequila review (episode 86)

    Th’ Lip returns from a one-month “hiatus” and dares to take on one of the most famous and first-imported premiere brands, Herradua! In this “welcome back” episode, Lippy finds his groove while tasting contemporary bottlings of the omnipresent Herradura brand.  Watch as he slips a TREASURE  BOTTLE of pre-diffuser reposado… »
  • Glassware Extravaganza – El Tesoro 70th Anniversario 7 year anejo, tequila review (episode 85)Glassware Extravaganza – El Tesoro 70th Anniversario 7 year anejo, tequila review (episode 85)

    Here’s an episode that you’ll want to refer to again and again as Lippy invites Glass Master, “Senior Rick” Mendell to the show.  Senior owns “Rick’s Wine Cellar” in Corte Madera, Calif., and has many years of experience in pairing the proper Wine or Spirit to its optimal glass. This time, Th’ Lip has asked Senior to… »
  • Bargain Battle 8: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Hornitos reposado & Chimayo reposado (episode 84) tequila reviewBargain Battle 8: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Hornitos reposado & Chimayo reposado (episode 84) tequila review

    It’s Bargain Battle time again, folks. And this time Th’ Lip has a secret weapon: he procured some rare, Mexican-bottled “Squirt” soda from which to make some KILLER “Paloma” cocktails – arguably the most popular tequila cocktail south of the Border!  Mexican Squirt is notable for containing REAL Grapefruit  juice and real… »
  • Don Fulano – blancos, reposado, anejo, Imperial, tequila review (episode 83)Don Fulano – blancos, reposado, anejo, Imperial, tequila review (episode 83)

    Are you ready to taste a Modern-Day classic?  Then hitch up yer “git-along” and take a spicy hot ride through the Tequila Valley on the back of one truly SOLID brand, Don Fulano. Th’ Lip steps back, adjusts his belt (belly), and looks this mighty brand straight in the eye – kinda like a gunfight in the old West.  Don Fulano… »
  • Calle 23 – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 82)Calle 23 – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 82)

    Take a walk down Calle 23 in this sexually ambiguous episode of the Tequila Whisperer Show! Tonite’s brand is one of the few tequilas created by a woman: Sophie Decobecq, a master biochemist.  It’s a great excuse for Th’ Lip to get in touch with his feminine side. Join us as Lippy breaks it down on this highlands tequila which… »
  • t1 Tequila Uno – Ultra Fino, Excepcional, Maduro, tequila review (episode 81)t1 Tequila Uno – Ultra Fino, Excepcional, Maduro, tequila review (episode 81)

    Join Lippy in welcoming tequila legend and Master Distiller of t1 Tequila Uno, German Gonzalez! German and his family were the creators of Chinaco, one of the very first premium tequilas imported into the U.S. in the early 80’s.  Fast forward some 30 years and we find German striking out on his own with a new brand created specifically for… »
  • Don Cuco Sotol – Traditional, Suave, reposado, sotol review (episode 80)Don Cuco Sotol – Traditional, Suave, reposado, sotol review (episode 80)

    Saddle up your yapping dog and take a trip with Th’ Lip down to the wilds of the Chihuahuan desert in Northern Mexico!  Here in the dry dustiness of the flavorful scrub country we’ll find the SOTOL plant growing wild and abundant.  And in the Man-Cave of Northern California you’ll find Lippy pouring Don Cuco Sotol wildly and with great… »
  • Blind Tasting: Six Anejos Fom The Same Distillery (episode 79) tequila reviewBlind Tasting: Six Anejos Fom The Same Distillery (episode 79) tequila review

    In this soggy episode, Th’ Lip attempts to rank (and even identify!) 6 different anejos and extra-anejos from the same distillery (NOM 1472).  It’s’ a BLIND TASTING and your TEQUILA WHISPERER is looking to see if these 6 different brands are simply the same juice in different bottles. Can Lippy tell the difference between a $24… »
  • Ron Cooper: Del Maguey mezcals – all villages – mezcal review (episode 78)Ron Cooper: Del Maguey mezcals – all villages – mezcal review (episode 78)

    Good Day, Class!  Open your Mexican Culture textbooks to the MEZCAL chapter. Today we begin our GRADUATE COURSE on mezcal production, culture, and lore.  Presenting today’s Guest Speaker; Ron Cooper of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals! Th’ Lip has to keep his school-girl giddy enthusiasm in check as he meets and interviews one of… »
  • Regional Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 77)Regional Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 77)

    Gather ‘round Comrades, and learn the taste secrets of one of the few (only?) Co-Op tequila brands on the market: Regional. In this episode, Th’ Lip learns if the credo; “All for Tequila, and Tequila for All” holds true with this classically produced lowlands brand. Regional has been in the marketplace since before the… »
  • DeLeon Tequila – Diamante, blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 76)DeLeon Tequila – Diamante, blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 76)

    Get out your top hat and spats, people! Lippy is putting on the *bling* as he prepares to taste one of the most exclusive (read: expen$ive) tequilas on the market: DeLeon. From the machine-tooled vinyl of the anejo box, to the thick, perfume-bottle glass, and the super-heavy silver bottle top crafted by “biker Jewelry” designer,… »
  • Sacacuento, Agave De Cortes MEZCALS – blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo mezcal review (episode 75)Sacacuento, Agave De Cortes MEZCALS – blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo mezcal review (episode 75)

    Th’ Lip thought he had a good, basic knowledge of the history of MEZCAL production and Oaxacan farmer history. But enter RUDY FAVILA from Premium Mezcales Importers, and Lippy got schooled in quite a few things – and you will too! (and you’ll laugh along as Th’ Lip sneaks pour after pour when Rudy isn’t looking!) Rudy brought the… »
  • Milagro Select Barrel Reserve – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 74)Milagro Select Barrel Reserve – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 74)

    Is it true that beauty is only skin deep as the cliché says? Can a beautiful, hand-blown bottle be TOO attractive? Will it influence your tasting experience of the juice within? Is Th’ Lip a bit TOO HANDSOME for his own good? Watch this episode on the nature of all things gorgeous and learn about Milagro Select Barrel Reserve… »
  • Bargain Battle 7: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Rebano Sagrada & Caballito Cerrero (episode 73) tequila reviewBargain Battle 7: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Rebano Sagrada & Caballito Cerrero (episode 73) tequila review

    It’s time to play “King of the Hill” with our current reposado bargain champion, El Ultimo Agave! Since attaining the title of “Bargain Battle Champion”, this reposado has been undefeated.  Watch this episode’s thrilling smack down and see if EUA will continue its merciless reign! It’s summertime in the Man-Cave as the… »
  • Tequila Treasure Vault        – El Reformador blanco, reposado, anejo tequila review (episode 72)Tequila Treasure Vault – El Reformador blanco, reposado, anejo tequila review (episode 72)

    Want to buy your own TREASURE BOTTLES of “out-of-print” tequila?  Get out your pickax and your shovels, Fans!  In this episode, your TEQUILA WHISPERER is taking you DEEP into a secret TEQUILA TREASURE BOTTLE VAULT! This has been a long time coming!  Instead of letting you all waste time and gasoline by traveling all over your State… »
  • Agavales Tequila – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 71)Agavales Tequila – blanco, reposado, tequila review (episode 71)

    You say you’re looking for a bargain tequila brand that won’t break your bank (wallet) but won’t leave your palate busted, either?  Then look no further, fearless Tequila Taster!  Th’ Lip has searched far and wide to bring you some worthy agave juice for UNDER $10.00! Introducing Agavales tequila!  Here’s a completely… »
  • Don Celso Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 70)Don Celso Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 70)

    Feel like taking a ROCKET Ride through the spicy Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico?  Then look no further than this classic and bold brand, Don Celso tequila! In this episode, Lippy’s palate gets ripped apart and rearranged by the Rip-Roarin’ full-bore loads of agave and spice that Don Celso brings to the flavor party!  Hear about… »
  • Karma Tequila – silver, reposado, tequila review (episode 69)Karma Tequila – silver, reposado, tequila review (episode 69)

    The sun is shining, and birds are tweeting happily in the background.  Your TEQUILA WHISPERER has found his "spot" on the ground, crosses into the Lotus position, and begins to meditate on tequila. Gradually a mental image appears!  Presenting Karma Tequila. Karma is a new brand from the much respected distillery, “Tequila el… »
  • Tequila + Chocolate Valentine’s Day Tastings! (episode 68)Tequila + Chocolate Valentine’s Day Tastings! (episode 68)

    Does LOVE have a name?  Does LOVE have a flavor?  Yes, and Yes.  “Mrs. Lippy” & “Chocolate” (though not necessarily in that order, hahaha!)  Welcome to the great, annual Valentines’ Day Show featuring Tequila + Chocolate parings! On this Special Edition Tequila Whisperer Show, Th’ Lip takes you through 8… »
  • Milagro Tequila – silver, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 67)Milagro Tequila – silver, reposado, anejo, tequila review (episode 67)

    It’s the brand that’s EVERYWHERE and on this episode of the Tequila Whisperer Show it’s HERE! Inexpensive, eye-catching, and ubiquitous (look it up). But how does it taste? Watch and see! In this episode Th’ Lip gets SCHOOLED by the chat room about Milagro’s distillery (NOM) change and he’s shocked, but excited,… »
  • “Top 10 Tequilas of 2010″ Anniversary Show (episode 66)“Top 10 Tequilas of 2010″ Anniversary Show (episode 66)

    Hoo-Wee!  Are you ready for the biggest, Rootin’-Tootin-est TEQUILA SHOW this side O’ the PECOS?  Lippy presents his Top 10 Tequilas of 2010 by running through the list and tasting as many as he can (while still managing to sit up straight)! Th’ Lip FINALLY moves out of the Man-Cave and into the wild and wildly overgrown… »
  • KAH Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 65) tequila reviewKAH Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 65) tequila review

    Wake UP, Dead Heads!  Your ancestors are calling to you from the world beyond!  Introducing KAH “Day of the Dead” tequila.  These bottles are sure “purdy”, but how does the juice INSIDE ‘em taste? Th’ Lip gets ready to skullf*ck his taste buds with this new brand featuring hand-painted glass bottles that are simply… »
  • Casa Noble Tequila- blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 64) tequila reviewCasa Noble Tequila- blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 64) tequila review

    Just as Casa Noble calls their fine tequila “The One”, this episode is completely worthy of being named THE ONE NOT TO MISS!  Lippy welcomes special guest, David Yan - Marketing Director for Casa Noble Mexico.  The two of them break down the flavors, history, and creation process for just about EVERY Casa Noble product ever… »
  • MANANA Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 63) tequila reviewMANANA Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 63) tequila review

    *yawn* It was a lazy day in the Mighty Man-Cave, so Th’ Lip decided to choose this episode’s tequila brand  in accordance with his overall feeling after the big Holiday Season.  Introducing Manana tequila: The lazy, hammock-swinging, kinda sleepy, agave juice that’s just right for kickin’ back! Manana is yet ANOTHER… »
  • 100 PROOF Blanco BLIND TASTING (episode 62) Tequila Review100 PROOF Blanco BLIND TASTING (episode 62) Tequila Review

    Get out your asbestos tongue protectors, friends! This fiery episode of the TEQUILA WHISPERER Show presents the ultimate showdown in agave goodness. Straight from the still and only slightly diluted – Th’ Lip brings you: The Great 100-PROOF Blanco BLIND TASTING! In this stunning lineup of 6(!) 100-Proof blancos, your Tequila… »
  • Ilegal Mezcal Review – joven, reposado, anejo (episode 61) tequila reviewIlegal Mezcal Review – joven, reposado, anejo (episode 61) tequila review

    Get ready to take a trip down to the dusty jungles of Oaxaca, people! On this special MEZCAL edition of the “Tequila Whisperer” show, Th’ Lip dusts off his boots and machete and prepares to taste all the intricate flavors of “Ilegal Mezcal”! “Ilegal” is a new mezcal brand with a GREAT backstory (and you KNOW Lippy loves… »
  • Meloza Tequila- blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo (episode 60) tequila reviewMeloza Tequila- blanco, reposado, anejo, extra anejo (episode 60) tequila review

    Get out the pruning shears and make sure the lawn bags are emptied!  This is gonna be one GRASSY tasting event, Friends!  Presenting Meloza tequila, perhaps the most VEGETAL and “green” tasting blanco currently on the market. In this omnibus Meloza tasting (from blanco to extra anejo!), Th’ Lip walks his palate through the 4… »
  • Bargain Battle 6: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Hacienda Vieja reposado (episode 59) tequila reviewBargain Battle 6: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Hacienda Vieja reposado (episode 59) tequila review

    How long can one King reign, friends?  In this harrowing taste-off our YEAR-LONG CHAMPION, El Ultimo Agave goes head to head with upstart challenger, Hacienda Vieja.  Lately the EUA repo has been annoying Th’ Lip with its over-oaked spiciness.  How will it fare against a brand with some great credibility? (Hacienda Vieja is made by… »
  • Chinaco blanco, reposado, anejo, & “Negro” (episode 58) tequila reviewChinaco blanco, reposado, anejo, & “Negro” (episode 58) tequila review

    Get ready to make some history, people!  In this episode Lippy runs down the flavor profiles of one of the most respected and historic gourmet tequila brands on the market: Chinaco – the mighty!  As perhaps the FIRST gourmet tequila to be introduced in the US (mid-80’s) this brand has seen a lot of competition come and go, yet it… »
  • World Series Of TEQUILA! (episode 57) tequila reviewWorld Series Of TEQUILA! (episode 57) tequila review

    Hey, Batter BATTER!  It’s the WORLD SERIES of TEQUILA and your Tequila Whisperer is calling the innings!  Though he’s never followed baseball in his life, Lippy has decided to get onboard the World Series express now that his hometown team (San Francisco Giants) are in the 2010 Series against the Texas Rangers.  Fair-weather… »
  • Crotalo Tequila_plata, reposado, anejo (episode 56) tequila reviewCrotalo Tequila_plata, reposado, anejo (episode 56) tequila review

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  • Tequila Perfume? Special Guest Lisa Wilson (episode 55) tequila reviewTequila Perfume? Special Guest Lisa Wilson (episode 55) tequila review

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  • Espolon Tequila Review- blanco, reposado (episode 54) tequila reviewEspolon Tequila Review- blanco, reposado (episode 54) tequila review

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  • BEST oF The “Spirits Of Mexico” Festival (episode 53) tequila reviewBEST oF The “Spirits Of Mexico” Festival (episode 53) tequila review

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  • Spirits Of Mexico Festival – WINNERS Tasted! (episode 52) tequila reviewSpirits Of Mexico Festival – WINNERS Tasted! (episode 52) tequila review

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  • Felipe Camarena – Master Distiller & Mad Scientist! (episode 51) tequila reviewFelipe Camarena – Master Distiller & Mad Scientist! (episode 51) tequila review

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  • Peligroso blanco, reposado anejo (episode 50) tequila reviewPeligroso blanco, reposado anejo (episode 50) tequila review

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  • Los Azulejos blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 49) tequila reviewLos Azulejos blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 49) tequila review

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  • Aha Toro Tequila blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 48) tequila reviewAha Toro Tequila blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 48) tequila review

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  • Cava Don Anastacio blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 47) tequila reviewCava Don Anastacio blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 47) tequila review

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  • El Tequileno Platino, Gran Reserva reposado, 50th Anniversary anejo (episode 46) tequila reviewEl Tequileno Platino, Gran Reserva reposado, 50th Anniversary anejo (episode 46) tequila review

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  • Arette Suave blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 45) tequila reviewArette Suave blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 45) tequila review

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  • Tequila Ocho blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 44) tequila reviewTequila Ocho blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 44) tequila review

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  • El Ultimo Agave_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 43) tequila reviewEl Ultimo Agave_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 43) tequila review

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  • El Relingo  blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 42) tequila reviewEl Relingo blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 42) tequila review

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  • Don Diego Santa blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 41) tequila reviewDon Diego Santa blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 41) tequila review

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  • Mess O’ Margaritas: Tres Agaves blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 41) tequila reviewMess O’ Margaritas: Tres Agaves blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 41) tequila review

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  • Senor Rio_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 40) tequila reviewSenor Rio_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 40) tequila review

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  • Bargain Battle 5: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Tradicional reposado (episode 39) tequila reviewBargain Battle 5: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Tradicional reposado (episode 39) tequila review

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  • Blind Tasting “7 Leguas” blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 38) tequila reviewBlind Tasting “7 Leguas” blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 38) tequila review

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  • Tequila Semental silver, reposado, anejo (episode 37) tequila reviewTequila Semental silver, reposado, anejo (episode 37) tequila review

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  • Fortaleza_ blanco, reposado, anejo, & 5year Extra Anejo! (episode 36) tequila reviewFortaleza_ blanco, reposado, anejo, & 5year Extra Anejo! (episode 36) tequila review

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  • 7 Leguas_blanco, reposado, anejo, D’Antano & beyond! (episode 35) tequila review7 Leguas_blanco, reposado, anejo, D’Antano & beyond! (episode 35) tequila review

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  • Tequila TREASURE HUNT_Roadtrip Recounted (episode 34) tequila reviewTequila TREASURE HUNT_Roadtrip Recounted (episode 34) tequila review

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  • Tequila 1921_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 33) tequila reviewTequila 1921_blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 33) tequila review

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  • Don Modesto blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 32) tequila reviewDon Modesto blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 32) tequila review

    It HAD to happen. Sooner or later a new brand would arrive on the scene that tasted like it had been made decades ago (an age of fewer shortcuts) and was just sitting in a warehouse awaiting its proper debut time. Well that time has come, and its name is Don Modesto! Here’s a new brand that is full of earthy spice, and features soft,… »
  • “Tequila Camp”_ Multiple Distilleries Visited (episode 31) tequila review“Tequila Camp”_ Multiple Distilleries Visited (episode 31) tequila review

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  • Charbay blanco (episode 30) tequila reviewCharbay blanco (episode 30) tequila review

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  • Bargain Battle 4 : El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Puerto Vallarta reposado (episode 29) tequila reviewBargain Battle 4 : El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Puerto Vallarta reposado (episode 29) tequila review

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  • Mezcal Marathon! (episode 28) tequila reviewMezcal Marathon! (episode 28) tequila review

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  • Republic blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 27) tequila reviewRepublic blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 27) tequila review

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  • Blind Tequila Minis Tasting! (episode 25) tequila reviewBlind Tequila Minis Tasting! (episode 25) tequila review

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  • Valentine’s Day Special: Tequila & Chocolate! (episode 24) tequila reviewValentine’s Day Special: Tequila & Chocolate! (episode 24) tequila review

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  • Bargain Battle 3: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Azul reposado (episode 23) tequila reviewBargain Battle 3: El Ultimo Agave reposado vs. Azul reposado (episode 23) tequila review

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  • Partida Tequila blanco, reposado, anejo, “Elegante” (episode 22) tequila reviewPartida Tequila blanco, reposado, anejo, “Elegante” (episode 22) tequila review

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  • 60 Sips in 60 Seconds!60 Sips in 60 Seconds!

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  • Yeyo silver (episode 21) tequila reviewYeyo silver (episode 21) tequila review

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  • Riazul anejo (episode 20) tequila reviewRiazul anejo (episode 20) tequila review

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  • Bargain Battle 2: Distinqt reposado vs. El Ultimo Agave reposado (episode 18) tequila reviewBargain Battle 2: Distinqt reposado vs. El Ultimo Agave reposado (episode 18) tequila review

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  • Blind Tasting_Fan-Minis_02! (episode 17) tequila reviewBlind Tasting_Fan-Minis_02! (episode 17) tequila review

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  • t1 blanco, reposado (episode 16) tequila reviewt1 blanco, reposado (episode 16) tequila review

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  • Distillery 1109 Tasting {multiple brands} (episode 15) tequila reviewDistillery 1109 Tasting {multiple brands} (episode 15) tequila review

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  • Bargain Battle 1: Kirkland extra anejo vs. Trader Joe’s Distinqt reposado (episode 14) tequila reviewBargain Battle 1: Kirkland extra anejo vs. Trader Joe’s Distinqt reposado (episode 14) tequila review

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  • Nocaut reposado (episode 13) tequila reviewNocaut reposado (episode 13) tequila review

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  • Voodoo Tiki blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 11) tequila reviewVoodoo Tiki blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 11) tequila review

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  • Don Pilar anejo (episode 11) tequila reviewDon Pilar anejo (episode 11) tequila review

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  • Tequila 5150 blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 10) tequila reviewTequila 5150 blanco, reposado, anejo (episode 10) tequila review

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  • "The PIGGY & DOGGY Show" Episode_01"The PIGGY & DOGGY Show" Episode_01

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  • Battle for the Back Row (episode 8) tequila reviewBattle for the Back Row (episode 8) tequila review

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  • Tequila Tasting Techniques 101 (episode 5) tequila reviewTequila Tasting Techniques 101 (episode 5) tequila review

    What a RARE treat! Lippy is joined by David Yan, International Tequila Ambassador for Casa Noble Tequila! Yan expertly guides Lippy through the 5 basic tasting techniques and shows how to prepare the mouth as a total sensory organ for a fuller appreciation of tequila! You can learn along with th' Lip! … »
  • El Tesoro blanco, reposado, anejo {WHITE LABEL Treasure bottles} (episode 4) tequila reviewEl Tesoro blanco, reposado, anejo {WHITE LABEL Treasure bottles} (episode 4) tequila review

    In this E P I C "Tequila Whisperer" episode, Lippy and special "genius guest" Gabe, take on the entire lineup of El Tesoro's "out-of-print" WHITE LABEL bottles and report on the rundown. Which classic ET age will climb to the TOP of the tasting heap? Will Gabe fall for Lippy's gambit of slipping in a SECRET taste of Casta Weber Azul? Will the… »
  • Quita Penas blanco – Puro vs. Mixto!! (episode 3) tequila reviewQuita Penas blanco – Puro vs. Mixto!! (episode 3) tequila review

    In this episode Lippy discovers the hidden taste secrets between the 100% agave Quita Penas blanco and the less pure "mixto" version of the same. Which tequila will reign triumphant? And will Lippy EVER stop singing?… »
  • Pueblo Viejo blanco, reposado, anejo {Treasure bottles} (episode 2) tequila reviewPueblo Viejo blanco, reposado, anejo {Treasure bottles} (episode 2) tequila review

    Th' Lip goes for the slow and steady approach. He tastes all three ages of Pueblo Viejo tequila (old recipe "TREASURE BOTTLES") -- then tops 'em off with a taste of their patriarch, Orgullo 2 yr. anejo. It's a Casa San Matias mash-up you don't want to miss. Add the formidable (and visually elusive) "Vicky V" into the mix, and you have yourself… »
  • 7 Leguas blanco vs. Partida blanco (episode 1) tequila review7 Leguas blanco vs. Partida blanco (episode 1) tequila review

    Lippy is Captain of the tasting ship on this wild and raucous tasting between Partida blanco & 7 Leguas blanco. Who will win? Which tequila gets ANNOYING? Which tequila does lippy pull out of the "vault" to ease his palate - pain??!?… »
  • Chinaco blanco vs. D’Los Altos blanco (episode 0) tequila reviewChinaco blanco vs. D’Los Altos blanco (episode 0) tequila review

    Lippy takes NO PRISONERS in this Blanco Battle Extraordinaire! Two dusty treasure bottles are in the fight ring tonite, and only one will walk away the champion. Will it be Chinaco blanco (hand-blown bottle, Fielding-Jones importers)? Or will the inexpensive but WORTHY D'Los Altos blanco (NOM 1483) reign as the winner? Watch… »
  • Tequila Fight!  Gran Centenario vs. 1921 Reserva EspecialTequila Fight! Gran Centenario vs. 1921 Reserva Especial

    BarFight_Tequila_Late Nite Anejo Lovefest_01 from Lippy on Vimeo. Lippy has a late-nite tasting of two different gourmet tequilas and invites you in on his process! Tonite's Tequila Fight is between 2 very special Treasure Bottles of rare and (mostly) unobtainable anejos.. 1. Gran Centenario anejo (beige skirt) 2, 1921 Reserva Especial… »
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