Tequileria Maya Introduces a New Approach to Holiday Gift-Giving: Sip and Store Tequila Bottles

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This holiday season, Tequileria Maya offers a new spin on gift giving, perfect for tequila aficionados and Mexican food lovers alike.  Better than a gift card or sticking a bow on a store-bought bottle, the Sip and Store tequila program allows you to gift a bottle (or two, or three) hand-selected by Maya’s very own Tequila Librarian Courtenay Geenleaf, who says of the program, “It’s a nice touch for guests to come in, have a bottle, or bottles, or even a whole collection.  It’s a nice entertaining touch—people bring friends and family in, or clients, to enjoy their own personal collection, and they can say, ‘here, enjoy my collection.’”  It is a gift of more than a bottle—it is a comprehensive tequila experience.  The tequila will be presented by one of Maya’s passionate experts, along with an explanation of the bottle’s elements and origins.  The bottle will then be available to Sip and Store in one of Maya’s personal Tequila Lockers for up to three months, allowing lucky recipients to appreciate their tequila at leisure, and to sip to taste—bottles are served with a choice of housemade sangrita or a craft-your-own margarita kit for only $10, or, for tequila purists, straight or on the rocks.

The varied and sophisticated selection will appeal to anyone with a true appreciation for tequila.  Choose from one of eight unique, luxury varieties: the spicier Don Julio Blanco, the smooth, rich Partida Reposado, the Limited Edition Richard Sandoval Inspired Herradura Double Barrel Reposado, the ultra-premium Clase Asul Reposado, and the small-batch artisanal Ilegal Reposado Mezcal. Whether your loved one is a tequila snob, foodie, or simply has a palate for adventure, Maya has a bottle with their name on it—literally.  

Personal Bottle Gift Packages can be purchased through Maya’s website at http://www.richardsandoval.com/mayany/store-TMP.php.  Upon purchase, Maya will send you the official bottle tag to present as the gift.  All the recipient has to do is show up, show their ID, and sip! Guests can enjoy personal bottles with tapas and tacos at Tequileria Maya and then bring the party to the dining room to pair their tequila with a dinner of classic Mexican fare.  The personal bottle program is also available at Maya’s sister restaurant, La Biblioteca, located on Third Avenue at 40th Street, via their website http://www.richardsandoval.com/labiblioteca/index.php

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Tequila Avión defines a new standard of quality and taste.

Defining A New Standard of Quality and Taste in Ultra Premium Tequila


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Avión Tequila LLC was formed by a group of entrepreneurs and beverage industry professionals with the sole purpose of creating and developing a tequila that defines a new standard of quality and taste. The announcement was made by Ken Austin, Founder and Chairman of Tequila Avión.

Tequila Aviõn is handcrafted using only the finest Blue Weber Agave found in the very highest regions of Jalisco.

The Agave grown at this altitude are among the most coveted plants for tequila production due to the region’s topography and its soil’s rich mineral content which lends a distinct quality and character to the spirit. The secret behind the exceptionally smooth taste profile of Tequila Aviõn begins with slow roasting the agave in traditional brick ovens followed by our unique small batch distillation process and culminates with a proprietary filtering method coined ‘ultra slow filtration’ during which the robust flavors become firmly set to the Tequila Avion Master Distiller’s specifications at an exact moment in time. We call this the "moment of elevation".


Avión Sunrise

  • 1 ½ oz. Tequila Avión
  • ½ oz. Gran Marnier
  • ½ oz. White Cranberry Juice
  • ½ oz. Fresh Sour Mix
  • Splash of simple syrup
  1. Add Ice Build all ingredients shake and strain
  2. Served in a Martini or Rocks Glass
  3. Garnish with a Raspberry and Mint Lea


Tequila Avión, the ultra premium tequila that starred on HBO’s Entourage, and Sportiqe Apparel, the celebrity coveted sportswear brand that brings fashion to fans have come together to create a collection of men’s t-shirts and apparel.  The collection blends Sportiqe Apparel’s soft fabrics and fashion-forward design sense with Tequila Avión’s signature trademark, the “Flying Agave,” resulting in a stylish tee already coveted by tequila and fashion aficionados. Available at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide, t-shirts retail for $34.

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Riazul Tequila

Riazul Premium Tequila Reviving Original Spirit of Sipping

tequila riazul cocktail image Headquartered in Houston, Riazul is a silky smooth premium sipping tequila made from 100 percent agave harvested in the mountains of Jalisco, Mexico. The land of Riazul has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 200 years since the Mexican War of Independence. Riazul offers three brands, an Añejo, a Blanco, and a Reposado. For more information, visit www.riazul.com. Riazul also is active in social media circles, on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tequila stands as North America’s first distilled drink. Its origins date back hundreds of years to when the Aztecs took the sap from maguey plants and fermented it into a drink first known as "Octli" — which means the Nectar of Gods.

Octli would eventually evolve into true tequila in the 1500s, shortly after the Spaniards arrived in Mexico and ran out of Spanish brandy. The Spaniards distilled agave to create Mezcal wine, the spirit which eventually came to be known as tequila — named for a small town in Jalisco, Mexico.

Tequila later became a source of pride for the country and first was exported to the United States in the late 1800s. Tequila started gaining traction in the United States as its precursor, Octli, fell into steep decline.

However, the Octli (also referred to as “pulque”) has seen a revival in recent months, with specialty importers now licensed to sell the product in nearly half of the U.S.

Riazul Premium Tequila, harvested in centuries-old fields in the highlands of Jalisco, where tequila was born, pays tribute to its heritage with the Octli (Nectar of Gods) Cocktail, made from Riazul Silver, pulque, agave nectar and hibiscus. Vaya con dios!

Riazul Octli (Nectar of Gods)


1 1/2 oz Riazul Silver Tequila

1 1/2 oz Pulque

½ oz Agave Nectar

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup

Shake tequila, pulque, agave nectar, lime juice and hibiscus syrup with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

“Silky, smooth, sweet” are not terms commonly used to describe tequila, but newcomer Riazul has quickly gained a reputation for appealing to tequila aficionados and novices alike. The local Texan label recently earned the top ranking according to Tequila.net,* which awarded the Riazul Tequila Añejo with a 94 rating.

* Riazul Tequila Añejo is currently rated as the top product in the listing page of the top rated Añejo Tequilas by both TEQUILA.net and the members, with a score of 94 out of 100.

The highlands of western Mexico, where Riazul harvests and processes its agave, are defined by their high elevation, cool climate, and red volcanic soil, or “tierra roja,” rich in mineral content. Riazul’s agave fields sit on 250 acres that were handed down from generation to generation for nearly 200 years following the Mexican War of Independence until Iñaki Orozco decided to introduce his own brand of tequila.

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Tequila Semental Proudly Launches it’s New Brand

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TEQUILA SEMENTAL announces its original brand of 100
percent blue agave Tequila, which were crafted in the Jalisco region of Mexico.

Wine On Line Rating: A+

This is top of the line Tequila and some of the best we have ever tasted. Available in three styles ~ Tequila Semental Silver, Tequila Semental Reposado, and Tequila Semental Añejo ~ this tequila is an ultra premium brand, crafted for a new generation of consumers… For those who prefer to savor this Spirit of Mexico.

All offerings have been individually blended to provide the perfect balance of smoothness and a unique, exotic character for each of the tequilas.

The distinctive taste profile of the Silver makes it a perfect ingredient for blended tequila cocktails

The Reposado is beautiful as a sipping tequila

The Añejo is recommended as tequila to be savored in a brandy snifter
Tequila Semental was founded by business entrepreneur Efrain Lopez in 2007, whose aim is to produce only the highest quality Tequila, while using the most modern equipment. Efrain Gurza has also accomplished his dream of the highest quality tequila by introducing only new American oak barrels into their Reposado program, and new
Hybrid French and American Oak barrels with their Añejo Tequila Semental program.

This allows for the most delicious Tequila flavors to be brought forth from the purest oak barrels. Tequila Semental has created an impressive niche for artisan Master Distiller and blender Valente Arellano L.C.Q, within the Tequila industry.

The makers may not agree, but while is may be Tequiliside to use these beauties in a blended drink, after savoring them neat (and loving it) we mixed them with fresh lemon/lime juice, a first rate orange liqueur, a bit of muddled cucumber and ice, serving in a glass rimmed with salt and and pepper. No matter what you have heard, you can still taste the difference.

Of course, we left plenty to satisfy the snifter, as well as our refreshed palates.



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