TLA Business Spotlight

Black Owned Tequila Brands

I get asked all the time what tequila brands are black owned and how do I like said brands. To be completely honest with everyone, I’ve only tried 6 of these black owned tequila brands in my life.

Burk’s Thoughts- Lollapalooza Day 1

Officially back to recording podcast and YouTube videos! Starting back up slow with season 2 of Burk’s Thoughts in which I discuss the events of Lollapalooza day 1.

Mexi Seltzer Discount

Mexi Seltzer has been kind enough to provide me with a discount code to share with all of you guys!

Abre Ojos Tequila Silver Expression

Yesterday was a true hot one here in Chicago!!! So had to pour up something new to TLA Bar along with mix up a nice paloma to cool off with. Check out my IG post below to see my full thoughts on this expression.

Members Only Discount- Pātsch Tequila

Man! I’m ecstatic to officially be partnering with Pātsch Tequila to bring you guys an amazing discount for a truly top shelf tequila for all the members of TLA Members Only to enjoy!

Members Only Discount- Anger Management Tequila

Extremely happy to be partnering with Anger Management Tequila to bring an amazing discount for an amazing tequila to all the members of TLA Members Only! This is truly an amazing brand to be enjoyed across all occasions from cocktails, on the rocks, and as a nice clean pour!

TLA Top 15 Añejos

As promised in the last post, these are my top 15 añejos (as of right now)! Of course these are in no certain orders and are coming without any explanation of why they make my top 15 but that’s to come at a later time.

TLA Top 15 Extra Añejos

I’ve been fortunate enough to try a ton of different extra añejos over the years and I’ve loved just about all of them! Over time though, there were some clear cut winners and losers when it comes to which one is the best.

TLA Members Only- Ancestry Cigars

Ecstatic to be able to officially announce Ancestry Cigars as a TLA Brand Partner! I’ve been a fan of their cigars since I first enjoyed one during my TLA Business Spotlight with Enid to discuss everything Ancestry Cigars.

Members Only Discount- Brickterranean Beer Hut

So happy to be adding Brickterranean as a TLA Brand Partner! The beer glassware they produce along with the amazing high ABV brews they create are just works of art.

Fortunately you can order your glassware and brews now with a special 15% off discount for subscribing to TLA Members Only.

Members Only Discount- B-Cycled Bottles

Extremely happy to be partnering with B-Cycled Bottles to bring an amazing discount for amazing repurposed alcohol bottle glasses to all the members of TLA Members Only!

Table Bottle Tuesday- La Adelita Tequila Extra Añejo Video

This is the YouTube link to my La Adelita Tequila review of their extra añejo expression. In this version, you’ll be able to view the details of the bottle, hear my review of this expression, and find out where this bottle ranks among the bottles in my collection as well.

Tequila With Friends- Toast To The New Year

This was the official last live of 2021 and damn did I have a ton of fun!! Had a great time talking life, tequila, cigars, bourbon, and a hell of a lot more with some great friends to ring in the new year.

Tequila With Friends- Celebrity Tequila & Crazy Parties

Man I love this show!

Tonight we talked about everything from crazy drunken night stories, to @suertetequila@angermgmttequila@santospirit@vidatequila@teremana@tequilacayeya@lobos1707@tequilakostiv and a hell of a lot more! Too many great convos to recap and you’ll just have to watch!

Tequila With Friends Preview

Let’s talk about life, drinks, interests, and everything else that happens between pours of your favorite drink of choice! I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite and new tequilas/bourbons/wines throughout the series for you guys to go pick up as well. Can’t wait to have fun with everyone!

TLA Business Spotlight- Anger Management Tequila

Was extremely fortunate enough to speak with Chris, the owner of Anger Management Tequila about what motivated him to start his brand. We discussed everything from our favorite rock bands, the legendary distiller who makes his tequila, the barrels he’s aging his repo & añejo in, and a hell of a lot more! This is…

TLA Business Spotlight- Moreno’s Liquor Interview

In this TLA Business Spotlight, I sit down with Mike Moreno Jr from Moreno’s Liquor to discuss his legendary liquor store that features the nation’s largest agave spirit selection. We get into everything tequila and agave spirits, his motivation to keep his father’s dream alive, and more.

Fireside Chronicles- Riot Fest

@suburbanbourbondad and I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to say what’s up to everyone live from @riot_fest during the @sublime set. 

Cantera Negra Añejo & Avo Cigars Ritmo Pairing

Another great night of enjoying yet again another amazing expression from my friends @canteranegratequila to help vibe out with.

Instead of a fantastic cocktail, I’m enjoying a clean pour of their absolutely delicious añejo paired with an Avo Cigars- Ritmo stick and some Phil Collins- Another Day In Paradise.

TLA MP Splash Cocktail with Cantera Negra Blanco

Oh how I love my Monday cocktails!  To kick off @canteranegratequila week here at TLA, I had to mix up what I’m dubbing….  TLA MP Splash cocktail!  To mix up this absolutely delectable creation you’re going to need the ingredients listed below: – 2oz @canteranegratequila Silver (because it’s so delicious and I believe you should always be able to…

TLA Tequila Battle- Extra Añejo

So no Fireside Chronicles tonight since our host @suburbanbourbondad is off handling business in NY and NJ so I decided to do something new….

TLA Business Spotlight- Yeyo Tequila

Had an absolutely amazing interview with @yeyotequila in which we discussed his vision and motivation for starting the brand. We got into what’s next for his brand, the process he has went through for finding the perfect expression, and more!!

Maestro Dobel Pavito

So earlier today I posted a picture of a shipment of tequila I received (that no one paid attention to) today in my story from our good friends at Proximo. I asked if anyone can guess what all bottles are in the box, of course no one cared to play along…

Broken English Taco Pub

So finally back on my search for the best taco and tequila bars/restaurants here in Chicago and this one did not disappoint!

TLA Top Shelf Show

Introducing the new show “TLA Top Shelf”starting Wednesday 7/7 at 8:00pm cst, Live from the private cigar lounge at TP Cigar Lounge! 

Lobos 1707 Paloma

Had a great time tonight taking finance and tequila with my brother @siplifevp. Enjoyed a @lobos1707 reposado paloma made with Squirt and Bai strawberry lemonade during the live paired with a @rockypatelcigar stick (not pictured here). 

Fireside Chronicles- Tromba Tasting

This show with our host @suburbanbourbondad features the biggest Peanut Gallery to date! We feature a @tequilatromba añejo tasting, go through several different crazy and serious topics, and I show everyone how to start a fire! 

Cava Antigua & Don Lino Africa Pairing

Tonight I have Cava Antigua añejo in my glass, puffing on a @miamicigarDon Lino Africa while kicking back to a mixture of Nirvana- Come As You Are, @skynyrd- Free Bird @richforever- Cigar music tracks as the sun sets. 

Tequila & A Story Featuring Smoke from T.P. Cigar Lounge

I’ll be doing a special in person Tequila & A Story live tonight at T.P. Cigar Lounge with the legendary Smoke at 7pm cst! Be prepared to gain a lot of cigar knowledge and potentially here about some crazy Bernie Mac stories as well! We’ll be sampling some @lotemaestrotequila extra añejo and pairing it with…

Grand Love Añejo & Nector Miranda Special Selection Pairing

Tonight I had to break out the @grandlovetequila añejo and pair it with a @nestormirandacigars Special Selection stick. Of course I had to throw on some music with this combo as well and @janisjoplin- Piece Of My Heart just seemed like the perfect cut to set the vibe right. 

Fireside Chronicles- EH Taylor

Finally back outside for the filming of Fireside Chronicles! In this episode, we feature EH Taylor and the 5 tequilas all bourbon lovers must try. Make sure to give it a watch!

The Bad Stuff Tequila & AJF Cigars Bellas Artes Pairing

I’m absolutely in love with this combo! The nice bold, strong flavors of this @ajfcigars Bellas Artes smoke combined with the beautiful, absolutely delicious pour of this @thebadstufftequila extra añejo was the perfect combo for celebrating finally being able to be back outside without freezing my nips off!

Fireside Chronicles- High Proof Bourbons & 5 Tequila Tastes Profiles

In this episode of Fireside Chronicles, we discuss Jason’s list of Top 5 High Proof Bourbons To Try article and my 5 Taste Profiles of Añejo Tequilas article. I also show my face for the first time on Fireside Chronicles! We get into a couple other topics, you’ll just have to watch and enjoy!

5 Tequilas All Bourbon Lovers Must Try

So since this blog does blend the worlds of tequila and bourbon lovers together, I figured it was only right that I come up with a list of tequilas all bourbon lovers must try ASAP! These tequilas are ones that our bourbon expert Jason and many other bourbon lovers we know have all tried and all immediately wanted another pour, or 5, of because they were just that delicious!

5 Main Tastes of Añejo Tequila

This taste category tends to be what most casual tequila lovers prefer overall once they really try what I would consider a real tequila. One more thing, if you’re a bourbon or whiskey lover, this is the tequila for you too!

5 HIGHER PROOF BOURBONS WORTH HUNTING FOR

Anyone who I’ve shared a pour with knows that the center of my whiskey world lies with the higher proof bourbons that have become so prevalent on the market. Almost every major brand has an expression labeled cask strength, barrel strength, barrel proof – if there’s a creative way to label a bourbon to call out its proof, it’s been done. As with my last column featuring five easy to find bourbons under $60, I will try to stay away from the allocated and ultra-rare bottles – Weller Full Proof, Blanton’s SFTB, EH Taylor Barrel Proof, and so on.

Tequila Ocho Añejo- Rum Cask Limited Edition

First and foremost, I love the unique taste the regular Tequila Ocho presents and how it creates a completely different class of tequila from the vast majority of all other tequilas! I’ll be doing a video and write up on the main distinct flavors I’ve found in tequila in short time, with Tequila Ocho highlighting this particular flavor category.

Top 5 Easy To Find Bourbons Under $60

Recently, Burks posted a list of his top 5 Anejo tequilas under $60. Check it out HERE if you haven’t seen it yet. Since I am TLA’s “Bourbon Guy”, and not to be outdone, I decided to create my own list.

Top 5 Anejos Under $60

Current top 5 anejos under $60. Make sure to check this list before making your next tequila purchase if you’re looking in this price range!

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