The Tasting Panel magazine

December 2016

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120  /  the tasting panel  /  december 2016 TEQUILA Iñaki Orozco, proprietor of Riazul Tequila. T equila aficionados are avid in their discussions of every step of their favorite spirit's production. Above all, they want to know about the agave at the heart of all quality tequilas, and the question most asked is: "Where is your agave grown?" For many brands, especially the mega-tequila brands, sourcing agave sometimes means buying bulk agave from anywhere it can be found. The fluctuating agave market eventually causes every brand to search for additional sources of piñas– the core of the agave plant. At the Heart of It PHOTOS COURTESY OF RIAZUL by Izzy Watson RIAZUL TEQUILA PRIDES ITSELF ON ITS 100% ESTATE AGAVE

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