The Tarantula 100 Tequila Review

Tarantula Tequila sent us two of their newly developed 100 proof, 100% pure agave tequila to review. Haven’t heard of them? Don’t worry, we haven’t either. Browsing their site, it seems that they have a Tarantula Azul, a blue agave tequila, and a Tarantula Strawberry, another blue agave tequila mixed with, you guessed it, a strawberry liqueur giving it a little bit of flavor.

Adding to their collection are two new versions, a reposado and a plata. These are the ones we’re reviewing and the ones that are being modeled by dog. If you’re a tequila novice like me, those two words, plata and reposado, probably flew over your head like a dissertation in quantum physics. Read the rest of this entry »

Tequila Guns: Shoot Your Shot

Tequila Guns ($46) may not exactly shoot your favorite elixir from their barrels, but the classic cowboy 6-Shooter or Glock 9mm pistols will certainly remind you of the blue agave plant’s potency. The glass bottles are filled with high-quality tequila (76 proof), and you even get a pair of shot glasses and display stand to show off your weapon of mass disruption. Like tequila needed any more help in being badass.

Tequila Buffet: Patron’s Home Sweet Home

A bottle of Patron is not meant to be quaffed away in a hurry via some cheap shot glasses; it’s meant to be savored, rolled around the tongue, and spread all over your palate. The Tequila Buffet ($90) takes your potent treat to the appropriate level with its perfect platter status: you’ve got a cutting board, salt bowls, paring knife, spoon and dedicated notches for shot glasses, lime, and salt. The whole thing is handcrafted from chestnut salvaged from dismantled barns and homes of the southern Appalachians.

Patron XO Cafe Dark

Kahlua no longer cornered the market on coffee flavored ethanol based liquids after the release of the popular Patron XO Cafe. Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is similar to Patron XO Cafe, but much darker and cocoa-ier. This 60 proof liqueur  is distinguished by its dark brown color and a trifecta of cocoa, coffee, and tequila tastes…all of which will ring familiar when you’re clinging to the toilet bowl after ten shots. Please do not drink ten shots in a single sitting. All this deliciousness is contained in 375 milliliter and 750 ml frosted glass bottles, and also a 50 ml version for secret drinking. Seek out the Patron bottle with the red trimmings next time you’re looking to get boozy.

Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro Tequila

The new Don Julio 70 Anejo Claro isn’t a tequila to be mixed in your margarita and sucked down with a crazy straw. It’s a tequila that deserves to be sipped and savored. Don Julio Gonzalez recently launched his new tequila in celebration of his 70th anniversary as a distiller and to introduce tequila lovers everywhere to a new class of Tequila. Julio 70 has been barrel aged using a custom filtration system to reduce the flavor and color of the oak barrels that the Tequila rests in. The real difference between past Don Julio’s and the 70? The 70 is a cross between the Blanco and Anejo, revealing a tantalizing mix of orange, lemon, milk chocolate, vanilla, figs, dates and subtle honey flavors. Salud!

1800 Tequila Lucha Libre Series

Celebrate art and getting drunk with the Lucha Libre Series from 1800 Tequila. To celebrate lucadores (Mexican wrestlers), 1800 Tequila commissioned designs for their 1800 Silver bottles from six established artists in the fields of painting, toy designing, photography, illustrators and animators. Roll call! Yuko Shimizu, Gary Basemen, Leon ‘Tes One’ Bedore, Tristan Eaton, Alex Hank and Ray Smith contributed to the collection. Sorry Alex and Ray. Couldn’t find your websites. Report to the principal after class. If anybody knows their sites, tweet us @superherotights.

Only 1800 have been produced so better get one quick. On a side note, these designers series must be a new trend. Absolut SF just came out with their bottles. For an artist, it’s another medium, another audience. For brands, it’s exposure and  increased sales from perceived scarcity of limited editions. Is this what they call ‘synergy’?