21 min

Episode 81: Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 81 features Jose Cuervo Especial, also known as Cuervo Gold, which is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and it retails for about $20.
Enjoy this episode with some Jose Cuervo Especial Gold in a Margarita or other tequila cocktail.
Cuervo's official website: https://cuervo.com/ (https://cuervo.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1758 - Jose Antonio de Cuervo y Valdes was given a land grant by King Fernand VI to plant agave in Mexico
1795 - Jose Maria Guadalupe de Cuervo y Montana receives a license from King Carlos IV to produce tequila commercially, launching the tequila industry
1812 - La Rojeña, the distillery, is founded
1852 - The first Cuervo tequila makes its way to California
1880 - Cuervo wins a gold medal, and becomes the first tequila to be individually bottled
1900 - The brand "Jose Cuervo" is created
1945 - Jose Cuervo runs ads promoting the Margarita cocktail, featuring Cuervo
1970s - Tequila gains a designation of origin from Mexico, and the Rolling Stones drink a lot of Cuervo in Tequila Sunrise cocktails
1989 - The family sells 49% of the company to a predecessor of Diageo
2017 - Jose Cuervo becomes publicly traded on the Mexican stock market through an IPO of the parent company Becle SA de CV
Key Cocktails:
Try a Margarita, or do a shot, or go back to the disco era and try this:
Tequila Sunrise
1.5 oz. Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
3 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Grenadine
Pour over ice, garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Cuervo (Wikipedia Article on Jose Cuervo)
https://vinepair.com/articles/13-things-to-know-jose-cuervo-tequila/ (Vinepair's 13 Things You Should Know About Jose Cuervo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaG7KilQP0U (Factory Tour Video on YouTube)
https://www.statista.com/statistics/462718/jose-cuervo-tequila-us-sales-volume/ (Global Sales Figures)
https://popsop.com/2011/08/jose-cuervo-restores-the-history-and-heritage-of-the-world%E2%80%99s-best-selling-tequila/ (2011 Bottle Update)
https://drinkmanila.com/2018/02/03/new-year-new-look-for-jose-cuervo/ (2018 Bottle Update)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
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Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

Episode 81 features Jose Cuervo Especial, also known as Cuervo Gold, which is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and it retails for about $20.
Enjoy this episode with some Jose Cuervo Especial Gold in a Margarita or other tequila cocktail.
Cuervo's official website: https://cuervo.com/ (https://cuervo.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1758 - Jose Antonio de Cuervo y Valdes was given a land grant by King Fernand VI to plant agave in Mexico
1795 - Jose Maria Guadalupe de Cuervo y Montana receives a license from King Carlos IV to produce tequila commercially, launching the tequila industry
1812 - La Rojeña, the distillery, is founded
1852 - The first Cuervo tequila makes its way to California
1880 - Cuervo wins a gold medal, and becomes the first tequila to be individually bottled
1900 - The brand "Jose Cuervo" is created
1945 - Jose Cuervo runs ads promoting the Margarita cocktail, featuring Cuervo
1970s - Tequila gains a designation of origin from Mexico, and the Rolling Stones drink a lot of Cuervo in Tequila Sunrise cocktails
1989 - The family sells 49% of the company to a predecessor of Diageo
2017 - Jose Cuervo becomes publicly traded on the Mexican stock market through an IPO of the parent company Becle SA de CV
Key Cocktails:
Try a Margarita, or do a shot, or go back to the disco era and try this:
Tequila Sunrise
1.5 oz. Jose Cuervo Especial Gold
3 oz. Orange Juice
.5 oz. Grenadine
Pour over ice, garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Cuervo (Wikipedia Article on Jose Cuervo)
https://vinepair.com/articles/13-things-to-know-jose-cuervo-tequila/ (Vinepair's 13 Things You Should Know About Jose Cuervo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaG7KilQP0U (Factory Tour Video on YouTube)
https://www.statista.com/statistics/462718/jose-cuervo-tequila-us-sales-volume/ (Global Sales Figures)
https://popsop.com/2011/08/jose-cuervo-restores-the-history-and-heritage-of-the-world%E2%80%99s-best-selling-tequila/ (2011 Bottle Update)
https://drinkmanila.com/2018/02/03/new-year-new-look-for-jose-cuervo/ (2018 Bottle Update)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

21 min