Cascahuin Cerro De Luz Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Cascahuín
Nom
1123
86 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1123 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Earthen Pit ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers, Wood fermentation tanks ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 49% abv (98-proof)
Other : No additives, Distilled at or near proof, Rested in glass

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

12
Agave (cooked)
8
Smoke
8
Minerals
6
Earth
6
Vegetal
6
Citrus
6
Pepper (black)
4
Anise
4
Grass
3
Brine/Salt
3
Olive
3
Wet Cement

Flavors Detected

17
Agave (cooked)
12
Smoke
11
Minerals
10
Pepper (black)
7
Earth
5
Citrus
4
Anise
4
Cinnamon
4
Fruity
4
Vegetal
3
Brine/Salt
3
Mint

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Aficionado
57 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I'm glad that I waited a week to review, on my second night enjoying the ultra-rare Cerro de Luz. Popping the top on night one was a bit of a shock, given the craze and excitement surrounding this limited release. However, my patience was rewarded by the juice opening up and revealing a balance between cooked agave, smoke (hit me harder than other reviewers that described the smoke as "subtle"), pepper, strong minerality, a hint of citrus, wet earth, cinnamon. It's certainly worthy of the hype. It's a shame that it's such a limited release (points deducted on price).

Tequila Honey Badger
1236 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Just can't give more than 5 on value. I really, really, REALLY like it but cost is prohibitive.

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The nose is very much agave, minerals, and a saline note that is very nice. There’s an earthiness that I’m used to in Cascahuin but this is interesting. It’s not a dull earth, it’s more of a wet soil smell. Some citrus and then when it opens up, it gets more floral. The palate is definitely agave, a light smoke, and I’m getting those minerals. A little sweeter and less rounded earthiness. Some citrus and a fruity note that I find very nice. Overall, fantastic. This is the best I’ve had from Cascahuin. I’m going to give it a 5 on value because I’ve seen it from 79.99 all the way to 199.99. Super grateful to have tried this, very delicious.

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Earthy mineral goodness! Smells earthy and grassy with notes of petricore, and longer tears. I’m tasting earth, agave, minerals, white pepper, anise, and orange rind, with a creamy mouth and a medium-long finish. The earthen pit cooking comes through, though not as smoky as Aniversario. Knocked off some points for price, but I really enjoy this one.

Tequila Savant
268 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Cascahuín Cerro De Luz NOM1123 Cascahuín makes excellent tequila and this special offering was made with such intentionality and purpose. It’s mature agave that’s roasted in an earthy pit and then crushed by a tahona before it ferments in open air wooden vats with fibers. Deep well water is used along with copper pot stills. It’s distilled at or near proof. The final product is 49% ABV - 98 proof. There’s an earthy minerality with rustic qualities. Slight petrichor with hints of lemon and lime zest. The agave is buttery and sweet with a faint vegetal note. The nose is soft and clean. You’d never know it’s just shy of 100 proof. The rustic minerality appears on the palate. The agave is dense and buttery. It’s viscous which leads to a nice long finish. There’s lemon and lime zest with a spicy capsaicin tingle. There a sweet and tangy mixture of bell peppers, smoked jalapeños and raw honey. The smoke appears on the mid palate and lingers into the finish. There’s hints of cloves, peppercorn, anise and sweet peppers. It’s a delicious full flavored high proof Blanco that full of flavors. It’s complex without being confusing. Only 2,250 bottles are available worldwide so it’ll be hard to get one but if you have the chance get it.

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This is an amazing example of an incredibly well made Blanco, with pepper, citrus, sweet cooked agave, fantastic finish and mouth feel

Tequila Wizard
714 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Nose: smoke, big mineral presents, celery leaves, ripe pear, and sweet agave Flavor: smoke, caramelized agave, dried cherries, mineral, and has a creamy mouth feel Finish: starts sweet with caramelized agave and goes to white pepper at the end

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Amazing, this is to me more similar to the Tahona Blanco but with new layers of complexity. In a side by side with the previous Aniversario this new version is less smoky and has more fruit going on. Very very good but I think I liked more the previous iteration. Still would highly recommend to anyone looking for near perfection in a blanco.

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lord Almighty...this stuff is absolutely amazing, especially if you're a blanco purist, like me. I put it at the same rating as the previous Anniversario, also earthen pit cooked, but with a little less smoke and some more levels of diversity I would prefer this by a hair. This is phenomenal!!

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Nose: Green pear, cherry, ripe strawberry/guava, grilled pineapple and crisp lemon/lime. Bright minerals. An earthy orange/ginger/turmeric aroma. Faint mint and a note of celery. Sweet and musty, smoky anise. Flavors: Cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, anise, creamy leather and salinity. A delicate nuance of sweet yeast dough rising. Crazy rich agave - both caramelized and greenish notes. Melted butter luxuriousness on the palate. The tiniest bit of grapefruit pith taste on the back of the palate. Finish and Impressions: Seamless transitions between each element in the nosing and tasting. Near perfect harmony and balance: the boldest tones and meekest inflections lounge around leisurely in symphony.

Tequila Savant
261 ratings
  • 94 Rating

en Naríz: cacahuate cocido, barro, adobe, pimientas, cítricos más cercano a la mandarina, frutal pera, piña, ciruela amarilla suavemente picante, con matices a te de limón. En boca: mucho agave, Terroso, picante pimienta y canela, levemente a anís, frutal guayaba madura, piña asada, el ahumado es sumamente tenue, que a diferencia del aniversario resulta mucho más placentero pues no opaca los demás sabores, tremendamente fresco pero peligroso, pues es difícil no querer seguir tomando

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 91 Rating

As others have pointed out: price is cost prohibitive to a lot. But you are paying for the limited quantities and inefficiencies in production. I was expecting more smoke, based on write ups. But if you want the smoke to open up add a bit of water. Over all it is rich, spicy, full bodied, creamy and decadent. If you see a bottle and can spare the cash, get it.

Tequila Ninja
114 ratings
  • 92 Rating

THANK YOU, KEITH! Huge fan of the brand, bucket list bottle. Smoky agave, slight hints of citrus on the nose; warm vanilla & agave on front, I believe, slightly complex to articulate; mineral across the backend; after a deep breath, lingering almond & more vanilla; even at a price point of +$140USD, this is a GREAT DEAL!!!

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I love when I smell something, and I can not wait to taste it. My mouth starts melting to try this drop. What can I say!! It has everything. Raw agave, cooked agave, anise, natural sweetness. It has all the right aromas. Melon, pineapple. Oh my God, the flavours are just like the aromas but better and stronger. It's warm, and it's delicious. I feel so privileged to be able to taste this fantastic juice. This is how I dream the kiss of Monica Bellucci should taste.

Tequila Ninja
197 ratings
  • 92 Rating

wow this is a tequila I want to sip on all night

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 75 Rating

this is an ancestral tequila that missed the mark for me. tasted like mezcal light. if you are a tequila drinker you will like this. if you are a mezcal drinker too. you will think it tastes like a bland mezcal that uses Weber blue agave. at the $100+ price tag there are other mezcals I would rather buy for the money that provide a much better flavor. want to see what a tequila guy can do with mezcal processes? try the #2 lote Teauiliana La Luna made by Sergio.Cruz. outstanding and what I wish this tequila tasted like.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 96 Rating

If you see it, buy it. Amazing. Simply amazing

Tequila Connoisseur
61 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Amazing from nose to finish. Top 3 blancos I’ve ever tasted.

Tequila Connoisseur
68 ratings
  • 92 Rating

A variety of rich aromas and tastes. Great tequila. The sweetness is amazing.

Tequila Aficionado
55 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Agave and minerals. The nose is incredible. Earthy. Couldn’t stop smelling it. Perfect amount of heat. Wish I could drink this year round.

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Smoke, smoke on palate, agave, cheese, herbal, oregano, mineral,

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Smoked meat, agave, pepper, smokey Carmel agave, buttery, hickory, cherry, banana,

Tequila Guru
93 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Wow - this is an amazing earthen pit tequila with subtle notes of smoke with some great complexity of minerals, fruit and floral. Honestly this may be my favorite tequila thus far.

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Nose: Boom, agave. Light smoke, almost like when you blow a candle out. Licorice, anise, root beer, then hints of floral and mineral. Taste: A little up front burn mellowed by just the right amount of smoke, agave, cucumber, mint, and pleasant peppery burn on the finish. I've been on a kick where I've been putting a few drops of mezcal into in my Blanco a glass at a time so this it pushing all the right buttons for me.

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Cascahuin Cerro de Luz offers a very balanced and inviting smoked agave soul, with dancing layers of citrusy and fruity notes. A pure, tropical nose with appearances of guava, yellow pear, pineapple and also sweet citrus aromas like blood orange. (It reminded me being at a campfire in Puerto Vallarta) Once you dive in, you're received by a subtle smoky and crisp entrance that doesn’t overpower it, rather complements the complexity of the aromas described above. This time it adds more character by showcasing notes from its unique process, such as minerals and sprinkles of slight clove, anise and sweet mint. It finishes on the back of your throat with that enjoyable bittersweetness from a blood orange. Every layer complements each other, there's no flavor clashes at all, but beware since you won't stop sipping it. It can be extremely elevated by a great mixologist, it just possesses great profile to be enjoyed sipped or mixed. Using both a Riedel and Glencairn glass, and letting it breathe for 5 mins. Great job Cascahuin team!