Rayador Cutwater Tequila

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1110

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John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1017 ratings

I like the blanco more. The aging and perhaps the particular Cutwater Bourbon barrel used to age adds some bitterness that I don't care for in general in a reposado much less here. Taste is clean though and counts for something. I get bitter oak, barrel char, some agave and a very light mouth feel with not a lot of viscosity. Finish is a bit short and tingly and is tip of the tongue for ethanol and the bitter oak.

John Welch
Tequila Honey Badger
1017 ratings

Danielle Zimmerman
Tequila Lover
14 ratings

Mark Risner
Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings

Dale Hunt
Tequila Badass
426 ratings

Stan Roberts
Tequila Fan
3 ratings

This is the first introduction to Cutwater’s tequila with a Reposado coming out some time in November. This San Diego Distillery (now owned by Anheuser Busch) took 10 years to introduce their first product, a Blanco). This is all done in Tequila Mexico in the traditional way. It is very similar to one called Fortaleza with rich smell of cooked agave, black pepper and a rich complexity.. They will be launching a Reposado at the end of this year. Apparently, they don’t put in any additives like any others. As many of you know, those who make Tequila in Mexico, can add up to 1% by volume of additives and those include coloring, sweetener, oak flavoring, vanilla and other things. They triple distil it and have it resting in both steel and copper containers. Apparently the copper will get rid of some of the peculiarities found in tequila that some of the flavorings would mask. I enjoyed it while visiting the distillery in San Diego earlier this week.