April 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogs, Travel Blog

On a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, I had the opportunity to attend a tequila tasting.  I’ve attended many wine tastings in my time, but this was my first tequila tasting.  Handcrafted in small batches in Tequila, Mexico, Casa Dragones is a new, 100% Blue Agave Joven tequila with an exceptionally smooth taste that is best savored slowly, one sip at a time. One so I sipped.  It was smooth.  Really smooth.

The secret is to discard any Spring Break flashbacks you might have.  Tequila can be good.  And smooth.

Since its United States debut in fall 2009, Casa Dragones Tequila has earned praise from well-known chefs, top sommeliers and tequila aficionados for its distinctive taste, aroma and body that reflect the care and precision that go into its production.

The production is limited due to the meticulous attention to detail it takes to create each bottle by hand.   Co-founder and CEO Bertha González Nieves says, “For us, it’s one bottle at a time, and we never want that to change.”

Swirling a glass reveals its rich, silky body and long, pronounced legs, which leave a sleek texture on the palate.  One sip releases hints of vanilla and spiced undertones balanced with notes of pear for a uniquely smooth taste.

Co-founder Bob Pittman, a former AOL Time Warner COO and a founder of MTV and Pilot Group LLC, says, “Our vision was to produce a tequila with no ‘wince factor’ or harsh aftertaste.  We achieved it, and more.”

The name Casa Dragones is inspired by the legendary Dragones from San Miguel de Allende, who led one of the movements that sparked the Mexican Independence.  La Casa Dragones, the stables where the Dragones spent much of their time, still stands on a narrow, cobbled street in San Miguel de Allende.  Today, La Casa Dragones is home to a new tequila that defies the ordinary.  Casa Dragones Tequila is unique in every way, a testament to the spirit of independence.

To learn more about Casa Dragones Tequila, please visit


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