With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a day in which tequila sales will double, it’s time for us to take a look at a few of our favorite tequilas right now.
Tequila Tapatio Blanco
Tequila Tapatio has been around for 75 years, but is a newcomer to the US market thanks to the Karakasevic family who own Napa Valley’s Charbay Distillery, and who also happen to be the first Americans to personally hand distill 100% blue agave tequila blanco in Mexico. The 100% estate grown blue agave are hand selected by Jimadores before being delivered to the distillery where they are slowly baked for four days to transform the raw material into sweet fructose sugar which is then double distilled in small copper alambiques tequilano pot stills.
Maestro Dobel Tequila
This 100% blue agave tequila is sourced from single estates and is double distilled and bottled in Jalisco, Mexico. The tequila is aged in Hungarian white oak barrels before being blended, which is a blend of reposado, añejo, and extra añejo tequilas. The tequila is then filtered, which removes congeners and color.
Dulce Vida Añejo – “Lone Star Edition” Vintage 2011
This is the world’s first USDA certified organic, 100 proof tequila, using only 100% organic agave from the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. It is an añejo tequila aged in once-used 10-gallon Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels, the same barrels responsible for aging the first ever Texas bourbon.