Tequila Tasting Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Spirits of Mexico showcases beautiful tequila bottles made into artwork.

A fine example of Spirits of Mexico bottle art

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The Spirits of Mexico’s 11th anniversary celebrated with a Tequila Tasting Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 28th, 2014. The festival included new-to-market products as well as favorite well-loved brands. Guests got the chance to meet the masters, meaning attendees could chat with the pioneers, master distillers, and producers of world-class spirits. Seminars were hosted by some of the top producers which explored the history and culture of agave spirits as well as current trends. This festival gave tequila companies the opportunity to show off their artistic tequila bottles, such as Cava de Oro, Dos Armadillos, Calavera, and much more.


T1 Tequila:

The T1 Tequila Uno portfolio offers four handcrafted tequilas, artfully blended by tequilero and Master Distiller Germán González Gorrochetgui. Germán makes T1 in Mexico at his Tequilera Distillery in the heart of Tequila, Jalisco. Each of T1’s four varieties are made using traditional methods without additives to deliver a pure and balanced flavor. In 2014, Germán will add an extra añejo to the T1 lineup. For more information visit http://www.t1tequila.com


Apocalypto Tequila:

Inspired by the Aztec-Mayan legend that the end of the world would come December 21st, 2012, Apocalypto Tequila is produced with 100% Blue Agave in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The bottle provides a fresh new look for most tequila drinkers with a handcrafted clay stone head, half-jaguar and half-man, representing the spirituality and intellect of humankind. For more information visit apocalyptotequila.com


Tequila Dos Armadillos:

Ultra Premium tequila is made from the finest 100% blue weber agave from Amatitan in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave is matured for at least 8 years to ensure an optimum sugar content resulting in better flavor, quality, and consistency. Handcrafted crystal bottle, shielded in clay using a burnished painted clay technique with an obsidian center, bronze metal labels, natural cap and with a henequen agave-styled neck. For more information visit dosarmadillostequila.com


Sangre de Vida Tequila:

The attention and dedication to the smallest details is what sets every aspect of Sangre de Vida apart from any other tequila. It begins with staying true to a 500 year old process that starts with the careful harvesting of Blue Weber agaves, carefully slow steam roasting the piñas in centuries old brick ovens, and fermenting for over 5 times longer than most mass-produced tequilas. Sangre de Vida embodies the artisan feel from the moment it catches your eye to the moment it touches your lips. Truly, the life blood of the people. For more information visit sdvtequila.com