El Primer Curado De Don Tomas

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
Nom 1474

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Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1218 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Guru
97 ratings

Cooked agave on the nose, some earthiness, and some baking spices. There’s a distinct spiciness to it that is interesting. Nutmeg. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was barrel aged, there are some similar notes there. It almost has that barrel spice on the nose. A touch of black pepper. A noticeable sweetness. On the palate, it is spicy indeed! Immediately baking spices, and pepper, with agave on the back end and in the finish. Very oily, heavy body. This is very good, I will almost certainly be seeking out a bottle and looking to try the rest of the lineup.

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1154 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1154 ratings

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
1154 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
692 ratings

Nose: cooked agave, tree fruit of peaches and plums, orange zest and blossoms, fresh crack black pepper, and cardamom Flavor: sweet cooked agave, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and a hint of butterscotch Finish: start’s with some agave sweetness and moves to white pepper spice and light bitterness

Seattle Juan
Tequila Honey Badger
1218 ratings

lot 002 from 2019. I need to think on this for a bit...so much complexity.

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Savant
256 ratings

Tequila Curado Espadin This is an infused 100% Blue Weber Agave Blanco. They take 1000 liters of 100 proof Blanco and then place 21 kgs of cooked Espadin from Abel Galán Martínez in Oaxaca into cotton bags that are then seeped for 5 days. It’s then filtered to remove particles and proofed to 40% abv - 80 proof. The color comes from the infusion. This tequila isn’t aged nor rested in oak. Originally this was going to be an extension to the Tequila Ocho line but it’s an independent brand with 2 other infusions. On the nose I immediately know it’s a skillfully made Blanco Tequila. The cooked buttery agave is up front but then some other interesting notes appear. There’s a green vegetal note. It’s fresh cut jalapeños, celery, minerals and some light brine. I taste the buttery agave first and foremost. There’s green pepper and vegetal notes along with a black pepper and alcohol presence. There’s a sweetness that appears just before the finish. The finish has lingering notes of peppercorn and a bright green vegetal alcohol tingleness that’s reminiscent of a proofed down Espadin Mezcal.

Bryce Taylor (Austin Tequila Connoisseurs)
Tequila Savant
256 ratings

Tequila Curado Cupreata This is an infused 100% Blue Weber Agave Blanco. They take 1000 liters of 100 proof Blanco and then place 21 kgs of cooked Cupreata from José Guadalupe Pérez in Michoacán into cotton bags that are then seeped for 5 days. It’s then filtered to remove particles and proofed to 40% abv - 80 proof. The color comes from the infusion. This tequila isn’t aged nor rested in oak. Originally this was going to be an extension to the Tequila Ocho line but it’s an independent brand with 2 other infusions. On the nose the cooked agave is present but it isn’t as pronounced as it is in the Weber or Espadin infused tequilas. There’s a slight spiciness and warmth to the nose. I taste the cooked agave but it’s enveloped in baking spices and with the agave sweetness it tastes like it’s slightly Aged in American Oak, which it isn’t. The spices intensify into the medium finish where the depth of flavors continue to unravel. Overall this is the most complex of the three and the most interesting but they are all delicious and uniquely different.