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Alto Canto

Jalisco (Southeast)
Nom 1636

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Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
975 ratings

Nose: Fruity entry! Cherries, apples and varied ripe orchard fruits. A sour note, maybe malolactic. In your face agave sweetness. Minerals and earthiness hold their own. Unique profile. Flavor: Fruitiness consistent with aromas, with the addition of dried fruits. Pleasing texture and body. Sufficient pepper and barrel spices to counter balance the prominent sweet notes. A dash of saltiness. A faint vanilla cream roundness creeps in on the finish.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
975 ratings

Aroma: Dry and dusty nose. Metallic minerals. Lime zest. Subtle vegetal note, cooked cauliflower? Sweet candied agave. Lightly fragranced florals. Flavor: Peppery entrance that lingers. Medium + body. Hint of vanilla to the agave sweetness. Salinity. Lacks some of the complexity of the Still Strength, but a pleasant profile.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
975 ratings

Nose: Flinty minerals and wet crushed gravel. Penetrating sweet agave, traces of cookie spice. A floral undertone. Crisp alpine smells: pine needles, decaying leaves, moss on a damp forest floor. Flavor: A short explosive pop of sweetness, white pepper and spice. A tease of sensations that is followed up with buttery salinity on the palate. Hints of a higher proof are felt along the journey through the pharynx and esophagus. There is a silky quality as well. A perfect balance of sweet vs heat. In brand literature, this expression is suggested for “cocktails and mixed drinks”. But in my book, this is a top shelf sipper.

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
961 ratings

ChristineH Tequila.Diva
Tequila Boss
522 ratings

Tried this at lotecito Dec 1, 2023 My notes: Agaves from Los Altos Produced in Mazamitla distillery at 9000 ft elevation where it's cold, and rains a lot so it's green, lots of pine trees. First batch! Cooked in small brick ovens Slow and low = 48 hrs Tahona crushed Fermented in wood tanks with fibers and wild yeast /open air 2x Distilled in copper pots Unfiltered It's high proof 48 abv, so let this open up and take ur time with this. There's so much going on, and it changes as u let it sit. Very complex! At first I got the alcohol and some brine, along with something I couldn't quite describe = Grover said sauerkraut. Yes! That's it! It has a natural sweetness with some funkiness, some pine notes, although not excessive, and it continues to evolve. I want to revisit for more notes.

Greg Heisz
Tequila Maniac
32 ratings

Great Highlands Tequila. I enjoy on ice as a summer sip. Buttery Smooth, light bodied, balanced fruit, mineral, fermentation. I only drink tequila using Tahona extraction and additive free. Using Mountain Springwater and open air fermentation create a unique expression of a highlands tequila. Alto is like drinking a great Pinot Noir compared to Cascahuin Tahona Blanco which is like a full bodied Brunello. I also compared Alto to Forteleza, G4 Madeira, and Primo 1861. It will have a full time place in my bar as an equal among great tequilas. I picked up a case at Community Wines and Spirits in NYC. Alto Canto will quickly become a top 10 distillery.

mike schneider
Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings

This is on the top 10 of tequilas in my book. I tried in New York at Covacha Mexican restaurant. I would say it is like a combo of Fortaleza and cascahuin. My rating would be higher if there was a way to purchase the bottle but the only place that has this tequila is Covacha and they won't sell the bottle at any cost. I tried. Edit in late June to rating due to availability online for purchase. Also bought the still strength and reposado.

Beau Lynch
Tequila Wizard
610 ratings