Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We will post the comments over the course of several months.
“Lippy,” better known as The Tequila Whisperer, was one of the first personalities we discovered in the US tequila aficionado community, in 2009. At the time, Lippy was producing and hosting a weekly tequila tasting show. If you’ve ever produced video of any kind, you’ll understand what a monumental labor of love this was. The Tequila Whisperer show was a rallying point for the US agave community, and “the Lip” could and can be relied on to give his honest opinion on any tequila, all while letting his impressive freak flag fly. I’ve always admired his unique and useful tequila rating system. Lippy continues to produce the occasional Whisperer show, as well as host tasting events in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“It has been a pleasure to watch the Experience Tequila group grow in influence and spread its word of 100% enjoyment of 100% de agave spirits! Experience Tequila is a leading voice for artisanal distillers and farmers throughout the tequila-producing region. Here at the Tequila Whisperer Show we’re proud to know Clayton and wish his business 100 more years of faithful service to Mayahuel and the agave spirits industry! Salud, Experience Tequila!”
“Lippy”, Founder, TequilaWhisperer.com