Bar Cart Essential # 2 - Casamigos Tequila6:00 am
There are three varieties: Blanco (aged for 2 mths), Reposado (aged for 7 mths), and Añejo.
I tried the Reposado.
Indeed smooth and velvety, but not without verve, and a luscious nose (I hope someday soon it gets replicated in a candle and perfume).
I get notes of caramel, a little anise and a creaminess that is absolutely divine. The on-its-way to long finish is steady and debonair.
There is much in the process that makes it stand out from the crowd: 100% Blue Weber agaves that lend a subtle sweetness that never overpowers; agave piñas (centers) are slow roasted in traditional brick ovens for three days; and fermentation that takes just over three days.
The result is one beautiful, sophisticated spirit on its own, by the shot, on the rocks, or if you must, straight outta the bottle.
This is not the tequila of your youth, to be knocked back with abandon. This is a cultivated tequila meant to be sipped and savoured, not douse yourself in.
And of course as delicious as it is on its own, you're going to want to see how it shines in a cocktail:
If margaritas aren't your thing, don't worry - there's much more excitement to come:
- I am all over the Reposado New Fashioned, Casa Backflip and Friends with Benefits.
- Get into the holiday spirit with sippers including The Handsome Tiger (roar!), Casa Toddy, Maple Drop, and Chocolate Caliente.
Casamigos Tequila is a refined, polished tequila that deserves a reserved spot in your home bar.
Should you live in the U.S., you can find out where to pick up a bottle or order online. In Ontario Canada, you can get Blanco and Respado in-store at the LCBO or have it delivered.