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ON Tequila, Our Drink of the Week!

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Last month, I had the pleasure and privilege of appearing on The Tom Leykis Show for three hours. The legendary radio host is back busting out his sage advice on women, money, and all the good and bad of the world on blowmeuptom.com. And while his views might not be everyone's shot of bourbon, the one thing everyone can agree on Leykis is that he's a bon vivant par none, and the man knows his liquors. His other radio show is The Tasting Room, in which Leykis speaks with booze makers and offers some of the best reviews in the business.
Because of this, I always love appearing alongside Leykis--the man gets so many bottles of alcohol to try that you can lose your liver in a week by just hanging around the studios. Tequila is his forté, and that's what the Professor served me as we were about to get on the air and do a live version of ¡Ask a Mexican!--and the tequila of the day was ON Tequila.

The name is a bit of a misnomer--its Mexican name is Nuestro Orgullo ("Our Pride"), but what gabacho would buy a tequila named NO? Nevertheless, the pedigree is immaculate: from Arandas, the legendary city smack-dab in Los Altos de Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila and mariachi. And all of ON's vintages are superb--the blanco is fresh and jolting, the reposado sweeter and deeper, the añejo almost reaching bourbon levels of complexity.

I had about two double shots of each, yet no nasty hangover lingered in the hours following the show. And there's an extra-añejo that one of the best tequilas I've ever had--but you're going to have to listen to Leykis for more info. Blow me up LATINO STYLE!

Read more on ON Tequila at their website.

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Location Info

Hi-Time Wine Cellars

250 Ogle St., Costa Mesa, CA

Category: Restaurant

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ynot29cool
ynot29cool

i live in LA, do you know where i can buy this tequila?

grvz5247
grvz5247

The problem with leykis is that he attacks anyone poor and he attacks religions alot. I would hate it when he would start attacking the poor and sometimes he would start attacking catholics and just keep ranting. I would be like i didnt turn on to your show to listen to him Rant and attack religions. I would be like what the fuck? I would usually change it and then the next day i would listen back. However then when he would start attacking poor people I would change it again. He needs to humble down and just let go and stop attacking religions. it just gets really old. Anyways I havent listened to him since they went of the air. I'm asuming he is on the internte now? 


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