|NOM :||1559 ,|
|Agave Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos) ,|
|Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,|
|Cooking :||Stone/Brick Ovens ,|
|Extraction :||Roller Mill ,|
|Water Source :||- ,|
|Fermentation :||100% agave, Stainless steel tanks ,|
|Distillation :||3x distilled ,|
|Still :||Stainless Steel, Column ,|
|Aging :||- ,|
|ABV/Proof :||40% abv (80-proof)|
The struggle these days isn't in finding a superb, distinctive, and refined tequila – one that instantly erases any hangover memories of rotgut shots – but deciding among myriad great options.
While the panel’s favorites were complex, elemental and intriguing, we were troubled by a lack of intensity in many of the bottles as well as by a sense of artificiality in some. As Florence put it, we found a great divide between those tequilas we liked
Something in this kind of packaging screams craftsmanship and class. Unfortunately, the juice inside doesn't live up to the packaging or the inflated price.
This July I had a group dinner and drinks at Tres Agaves with Gaston Martinez of Milagro Tequila.