Hello everyone and welcome to the Viva Los Cabos Tequila Review Journal. This journal is my attempt to describe my journey from being a diehard scotch & bourbon whiskey drinker, into an enormous fan of tequila. To be honest, I have no idea exactly how it happened, except that one day I started reaching for a bottle of tequila as my night cap, instead of my scotch. I’m hoping each tequila review I write will provide some interesting background, and facts, about the tequila being reviewed, as well as my individual tasting notes.
Why a Tequila Review Journal?
Good question! There are a couple of obvious reasons to keep a journal on any food or
beverage related hobby, and some not so obvious personal reasons why I decided to start this journal. I’ll start with the more obvious reasons with the hope that it inspires you to keep your own review notes.
The first reason I started this journal is that I have tried so many great tequilas, and I can’t remember half of them. I didn’t take pictures of the bottle, or write down any thoughts about what I was drinking. So as I go shopping for new bottles to try, I can’t even remember the ones I didn’t like so so well. Honestly, I should have learned my lesson from my cigar collection. I didn’t keep a journal when I started that hobby either, so I had to repurchase and smoke sticks, including those I didn’t care for very much. OY VAY!
The second reason I started this tequila review journal is that it is so much fun to share notes with other tequila lovers. I can’t tell you the number of recommendations that I have received after discussing a tequila that I was drinking. There has also been countless occasions where I couldn’t remember the darned tequila I wanted to mention, and it sure would have been nice to be able to look it up!
The third reason I decided to start this journal is a bit more complicated, and has commercial intent. I can’t get into too many details at this point, except to say that I have an idea for my own line of tequila that I promise is unlike any other tequila made today. I had the fortune to meet a renowned tequila maker at the 2017 tequila festival here in Renton, Washington. I floated just a little bit of my idea, and he invited me to Tequila to tour his distillery. I will be traveling there this year to discuss this in person! In preparation, I’m going to be trying a great number of tequilas, and, having a journal of my reviews to present provides me credibility in the space. At least, I hope it does.
Where I Get My Tequilas to Review
As of this time, 100% of the tequila I review is self purchased, or is a gift from friends or family. I am not sponsored, nor do I receive free bottles of tequila in exchange for tasting notes. I will be certain to update this post if that should change in the future.
In terms of where I go to purchase my tequila, there isn’t one go to source that I can mention, other than Cabo, and Google. Whenever I’m in Cabo, it’s really easy to find a new bottle that I haven’t tried. There are some great tequileiras in Cabo! When I receive a recommendation, or find a bottle through research, I usually do a search to find a source that has it in the United States. I am considering adding a list of the sources I use to this page in the future.
The only brick and mortar I use here in Washington is Total Wine and More. I am within driving distance of 3 different locations, and each one has a different selection, which means I can usually find something new to try.
Viva Los Cabos Tequila Review Journal Entries
- January 17th, 2018: Tequila Review: Tequila Corazon de Agave Anejo
- January 19th, 2018: Tequila Review: 3 Amigos Extra Anejo
- January 22nd, 2018: Tequila Review: Cazadores Extra Anejo
- January 30th, 2018: Tequila Review: Dos Artes Reserva Especial Extra Anejo
- February 8th, 2018: Tequila Review: One With Life Tequila Blanco Organic
- May 12th, 2018: Tequila Review: Excellia Tequila Blanco
- May 19th, 2018: Tequila Review: Don Abraham Añejo