Awards, Front Page News: April 5, 2013
Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion de 1146 Añejo Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco (Mountain Agave – Altitude = 4,620′) Tequila ArteNOM Seleccion de 1146 Añejo is 100% Blue Weber Agave and contains no additives whatsoever. 60% of this añejo comes from French oak aged for 2 years, and 40% from French oak aged for 3 years. This blend [...]
Jake Lustig might have noticed the drink in a scuffed-up old bar in Guadalajara, a taverna called Los Famosos Equipales, the kind of place where tourists rarely go. Maybe it was the Nalga Rosa, or Pink Ass Cheek: rum, vodka, grenadine, orange Fanta, and three or four drops of something black like coffee, in a [...]
Awards: July 26, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Cyrus Noble Bourbon has just won Triple Gold Medal Awards in the recent Micro Liquor awards located in Los Angeles.
Awards: February 14, 2012
The ArteNOM project of bottling distinct tequilas from different distillers is a first in the tequila industry and highlights “selecciónes” from a range of geographies. David Driscoll, of K&L Spirits, remarks “…this blanco from Rancho Buenavista distillery is probably the best blanco tequila I’ve ever had. So clean, pure, and vibrant.”
Press: January 6, 2012
Holiday hangover? Cure it quick with Pete Gugni’s morning reviver. This is sort of like a cross between a Bloody Mary, which is made with vodka, and a Bloody Maria, which uses tequila. But instead of tequila, I use a barrel-aged version of its smokier cousin, mezcal.
Press: December 19, 2011
San Francisco’s first locally owned brand of bourbon, Cyrus Noble ($24.99/750ml)–bourbon made in Nelson County, Kentucky, but owned and distributed by Haas Brothers–is available again. Named after a distiller who fell into a vat of his own whiskey, the bourbon was sold in the city since 1871, right around the peak of California gold rush fever. Apparently, [...]
Press: November 21, 2011
“This city may have a proud history of drinking, but bourbon is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Bourbon is the spirit of Kentucky, the base of a mint julep, something you’re supposed to drink on a hot day on a wraparound porch—neither of which you’ll see much of in SF. Although [...]
Press: March 8, 2002
An Incredible Elixir By Eric Lawlor, Published in Saveur on May 8, 2002 Until the end of the last century, Alberto Sánchez López tells me over chiles rellenos de picadillo at the excellent El Topil restaurant in the city of Oaxaca, mezcal was the libation of choice for Mexico’s upper crust. They prized this complexly flavored [...]