Show 517, March 18, 2023: Mijenta Premium Tequila from Jalisco with Founder Mike Dolan Part One

Mike Dolan of Mijenta Tequila

Mijenta is an award-winning, additive-free, premium sustainable tequila from the highlands of Jalisco that celebrates the traditions of Mexican culture and embodies the best of the land and its people.”

“Using only the best ingredients and a meticulous process, Mijenta is inspired by a vision of what tequila should be: complex, balanced and gastronomic.” They distill and bottle Blanco, Reposado and Anejo.

“The flagship Blanco is aromatic, elegant and complex, with unfolding notes of cantaloupe, honey and cinnamon. An outstanding, generous and round finish.”

“One of the most trusted, respected and awarded tequila authorities in Mexico, Mijenta’s Maestra Tequilera Ana María Romero brings over 25 years of experience in the tequila industry.”

“Ana María believes that every single aspect of the process matters, which is reflected in the craft that goes into each stage of Mijenta’s journey. Both art and science play a role in creating Mijenta’s style, which elevates the agave, along fruit with floral aromas and hints of minerality.”

“Over his 40-year career, Mijenta’s Co-Founder and Lead Investor, Mike Dolan, has led and worked for many prominent companies in the consumer goods, media and spirits industries including Viacom, IMG and most recently Bacardi, where he was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Bacardi Limited. When he left in 2016, Mike knew that he wanted to do something different in the spirits industry. He partnered with Juan Coronado and Elise Som to start Mijenta. Mike’s vision was to create a company that did everything the right way from the ground up, resulting in a tequila that has no compromise on quality and a brand that is committed to community and sustainability.”

Mike Dolan joins us with a El Conejo cocktail (Mijenta Tequila Blanco with pressed lemon, ruby grapefruit and local honey) in hand.