Listen in to find out the untold story of margaritas.
Dr. Maureen Schaffer and I discuss some unique situations she has been involved in with customs and the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco tax and Trade Bureau). From a shipment customs forgot about to a Bureaucrat who insisted customers CAN’T know whats in the margaritas!
Our guest, Dr. Maureen “Mo” Schaffer, is an electrical engineer from Fort Collins, Colorado with a passion for great-tasting margaritas. Tired of the artificial, chemically-flavored margaritas sold at liquor stores, she and a co-worker, Randy, developed the perfect margarita in their kitchens. Friends loved the perfectly-balanced concoction and dubbed it “The Microbrew of Margaritas!” The word was out; soon the pair began receiving requests for their great-tasting margaritas for special occasions and gatherings across Colorado. True believers in capitalism, Mo and Randy, founded Rest & Relaxation, LLC in 2005 to “Liberate the world from bland margaritas.” It took three years to navigate the federal and state alcohol regulatory labyrinth, and in 2008 their Coyote Gold All Natural Margarita hit store shelves. Coyote Gold is now produced in Fort Collins and sold throughout Colorado, as well as in Wyoming, Tennessee, and Missouri.