El Tesoro Tequila Reposado
About El Tesoro Tequila Reposado
There's the tequila most people drink. And then there are bottles like El Tesoro. Its name may not be on billboards, but it's definitely on the lips of tequila enthusiasts across the country.
Hand-crafted, and known for its sweet agave profile, El Tesoro Reposado is aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels anywhere from nine to eleven months. The extra aging on this reposado is what creates the sweet, complex, and agave-forward flavor that sets it apart.
El Tesoro (Spanish for "the treasure) is considered to be one of the treasures of Jalisco and is produced at La Alteña Distillery, a highly-regarded NOM. Its traditional agave rich distillation method still honors its founder, Don Felipe Camarena.
"As you might suspect, fifth generation tequilero Carlos Camarena is a lover of agave. It’s not just that he’s been working with the plant his whole life. More specifically it’s the soul and character that it brings to the resulting beverage. So whenever he deploys cask aging he takes great care to ensure that the underlying vegetal notes are not overwhelmed by cooperage. His Reposado is a sterling example. Just the slightest whispers of vanilla and caramel to elongate agave earthiness anchoring each sip.” -Forbes
750ml & 80 Proof
Agave-forward, with distinct notes of vegetal agave, smoke and a hint of vanilla lingering just beneath its surface. The taste is a perfect combination of smoke and pepper with distinct flavors of oak and agave on the palate that make way for a clean and refreshing finish.
Ways to Enjoy
Classic: Paloma all the way. Grapefruit juice, El Tesoro, and just a splash of lemon or lime soda to add some bubbles. Garnish with a salt rim and a slice of lime.
Unexpected: It does sip beautifully, but also pairs startlingly well with ginger, so try it in a Mexican Mule
Tequila Producer of the Year, International Spirits Challenge, 2018
Gold, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2017Finalist & 94 points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge
The production of this worthy bottle brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “ attention to detail.” El Tesoro only uses estate-grown agave in its production. The piña plants are not only harvested at peak maturity by the sharp coa de jima, but are also cut down into even pieces to give them an even, slow cook- which requires significant time and effort.
After cooking, the agave fibers are crushed using a tractor-pulled tahona. The extracted juice is then used in both the fermentation and distillation processes to intensify the prominent agave profile that has made this bottle so popular. Precise measurements are taken throughout the distillation process to double distill to proof, ensuring the agave flavor is never watered down.
Post-distillation, the reposado is aged from 9-11 months in ex-bourbon barrels. Finally, each bottle is labeled by hand and sent out with care for your enjoyment.
Don Felipe Camarena started Tesoro Tequila just over 80 years ago. Today, his grandson and the master distiller of Tesoro, Carlos Camarena, still honors the traditional method Don Felipe used to craft his renowned tequila.
|Terroir||The agave plants used for Tesoro Tequila come from the mineral rich soils of the Jalisco highlands.|
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