SEATTLE, WA – Poquitos has a vast selection of quality tequilas and Latin spirits. And, starting today, the restaurant is making it easy for guests to taste, compare and educate not only their palates, but also their minds by introducing an impressive flight-sampling program.
The brainchild of managing partners, Rich Fox and Dustin Watson, the flight program will give guests a unique chance to taste different tequilas and spirits side by side. Each flight will consist of three thoughtfully curated samples and come with research notes on the different growing regions, aging processes and brand particulars.
“Our guests have proven that they have more than just a passing interest in our selection of tequilas and other Latin spirits,” says Fox. “We’re excited that we can foster that relationship even more through the flights. From the newbie tequila drinker to the connoisseur, we have a flight that will intrigue every guest.”
A beautiful shot of the bar at Poquitos
Spirits of Mexico Flight: Three varieties of agave, three processes, three excellent spirits, Avion Silver Tequila, Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal, and Hacienda DeChicuahua Sotol $11
Champions Flight: The 2011 Spirits of Mexico 1st Place Award Winners, Siete Leguas Blanco, Corazon Reposado, and El Jimador Anejo, side by side $9
Terroir Flight: Three different growing regions for Blue Weber agave; Regional Blanco, Valley, Jalisco; 1921 Blanco, Highlands, Jalisco; Chinaco Blanco, Tamaulipas, three different flavor profiles $10
Barrel Aging Flight: Taste the impact of the aging vessel with Asombroso, CasaNoble, and Corrido, three reposado tequilas $12
Aged Spirits Flight: Taste the similarities and differences between Herradura AnejoTequila, Rhum Barbancourt Rum, and Basil Hayden Bourbon, three different base spirits aged in a similar fashion $13
Tres Villages Mezcal Flight: Taste the impact of land, water, and craftsmanship of Del Maguey Chichicapa, Del Maguey Minero, and Del Maguey Santo Domingo, three single village mezcals $15
Trinity Flight: Three of the world’s best extra anejo tequilas, Don Julio Real, Herradura Seleccion Suprema, and Patron Gran Burdeos, side by side $ 55
Fortaleza – Tequila Los Abuelos, Central Valley, Jalisco $16
Casa Noble – La Confradia, Central Valley, Jalisco $12
Siete Leguas – Tequila Siete Leguas, Highlands, Jalisco $11
Aha Toro – Agave Tequilana Prod. Y Comercializadores, Highlands, Jalisco $13
Don Julio – Tequila Don Julio, Highlands, Jalisco $12
Corrido – Productos Regionales de Atotonilco, Highlands, Jalisco $12
Herradura – Brown – Forman Tequila Mexico, Central Valley, Jalisco $11
Interior shot of Poquitos
The flight program is available throughout the restaurant during business hours.
Housed in a 1912 brick building in Seattle’s thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood, Poquitos serves authentic Mexican food created by chef Manny Arce. From the fresh made tortillas and guacamole stations to the thoughtfully sourced products, creative cocktails, and extensive collection of tequilas, every aspect of the restaurant is stellar. Owners, James Weimann and Deming Maclise, spent time traveling in Mexico City, and their inspiration is apparent in the stunning design and inviting atmosphere they created in the restaurant.
Poquitos is open seven days a week at 11:30am. Happy hour is daily from 4pm to 6pm and 11pm to 1am in the bar area and on the patio. Dinner is served from 5pm to 11pm. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.4216 or visit www.vivapoquitos.com.
Poquitos is located at 1000 East Pike Street (corner of 10th and Pike) on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
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