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Santoyo Grand Leyenda tequila tasting

Starting Monday, Santoyo’s Grand Leyenda tequila, made in honor of his father, will be available to the public

Posted April 20, 2013 by Ed Morita

Just Tacos has long been known for its extensive selection of tequilas, and owner Jesus Santoyo will now be able to add his own label to the shelf.

Starting Monday, Santoyo’s Grand Leyenda (Grand Legend) tequila, made in honor of his father, will be available to the public.

As of Friday evening, Santoyo reported that Liquor Collection at Ward Warehouse and Whole Foods will have the tequila in stock, and that they are working with other liquor retailers to get product on their shelves in time for Monday’s launch.

To celebrate, Santoyo hosted a small gathering at Cookspace Hawaii to introduce and sample Grand Leyenda.

Santoyo Grand Leyenda tequila tasting (1 of 10)

Santoyo Grand Leyenda tequila tasting

Cookspace Hawaii, the new demonstration kitchen and cooking space by Melanie Kosaka of and Jason Kim of Good to Grill.

In other news, Santoyo says they are aiming to open the new Just Tacos at the old Compadres location at Ward Centre by Cinco de Mayo (May 5).


About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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