Cascahuin Cerro De Luz Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Cascahuín
Nom
1123
187 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, High-proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
11
Smoke
11
Minerals
8
Pepper (black)
7
Earth
7
Citrus
6
Vegetal
4
Anise
4
Grass
4
Fruity
3
Brine/Salt
3
Olive

Flavors Detected

23
Agave (cooked)
22
Smoke
17
Minerals
13
Pepper (black)
8
Earth
6
Fruity
5
Citrus
4
Brine/Salt
4
Anise
4
Cinnamon
4
Vegetal
4
Agave (raw)

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Initial aroma has a distinct mineralogy along with sweet fruit. Over time, a smokiness begins to emerge along with black pepper. Flavor has a more raw agave sweetness that smoothly moves to slight smokiness and then a peppery heat. Medium finish. Compared to the Aniversario, the Cerro seems more integrated/cohesive. Rather than blocky/chunky flavor jumps (Aniversario) the Cerro moves smoothly from one point to another. Side-by-side Aniversario-Cerro-Brix 4-4-2023

Tequila Badass
406 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very very nice. Love the cooked agave on front some fruitiness like grilled pineapple or melon on the front end, little smoke from the burn put but not over powering, minerality, and pepper. Well done every good

Tequila Badass
494 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Absolutely stunning, agave forward with lovely nutty & citrus notes, very unique. This loses points on this rating format because it’s absurdly expensive. Too bad this is out of reach for most consumers.

Tequila Ninja
113 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
1346 ratings
  • 92 Rating

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

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 92 Rating

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

Tequila Ninja
138 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 Badass
460 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 Phenom
379 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 Badass
434 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
921 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 Phenom
308 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 Ninja
117 ratings
  • 92 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 Boss
523 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
804 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!

Tequila Wizard
972 ratings
  • 92 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
282 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 Maniac
38 ratings
  • 64 Rating

Smokey alcohol forward

Tequila Connoisseur
67 ratings
  • 95 Rating

This has it all. Sweet agave punch, slight smoke, and some pepper heat. Very complex and once the best juices period. Value is subjective because it's outrageous right now. The juice itself is perfect.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Extremely smoky and cooked agave notes

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Tequila Cascahuin, Cerro de Luz. Another from the Cascahuin distillery, a very limted edition of about 2250 bottles celebrating distillery aniversary for 2021. This special edition is crafted in a small batch using agaves from the Cascahuin hill, cooked in a cone-shaped earth oven. The process involves extracting the juices with a tahona and fermenting with the presence of fiber for several days, following the old-fashioned way. Visually, it's beautiful, vibrant, lively, and bright, with a silver hue and well-formed legs that cling to the glass with its 49 ABV! The aromas are very green, with hints of roots, wet earth, and a fresh finish, quite interesting!! It's highly mineral with distinct notes of cooked agave lingering in the background. Taking the first sip is a celebration, joyful, fresh, slightly salty, with smoky notes and a robust character. The 49 degrees of alcohol are subtly hidden because, although you feel the warmth in the mouth, it's not the main focus. A great tequila, distinct and lively, playful on the palate with very mineral notes. An excellent tequila!!

Tequila Guru
78 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Agave, smoke, citrus, and earth on the palate. 9.5/10. Very good

Tequila Wizard
940 ratings
  • 87 Rating

LOTE 150, bottled on 16 11 21. Aroma: sweet cooked agave after 15 minutes in the glass because I think the earthen pit roasting of agave initially covers up many aromas. Minty freshness, floral notes, resinous sweetness. Just a touch of smoke. Palate: intense sweet cooked agave! Floral notes, light orange notes, light smokiness. Finish is medium to long; sweet cooked agave and orange citrus lingers!

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Had a pour at Casa Lotecito and I was amazed! Solid!

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Sweet dry minerals