Love artisanal tequila & mezcals? This list from Imbibe is for you
on 23/12/10 at 8:59 amSpirits
Cocktail and spirits geeks can’t get enough of artisanal tequilas and mezcals, and in our January/February issue, writer Paul Clarke tastes through 16 blanco tequilas and mezcals that showcase the breadth of character this style can possess. Not wanting to stop at blancos, we recently rounded up 14 reposado and añejo tequilas and mezcals and were just as impressed by the results.
Reposado tequilas must be aged in wood barrels for more than two months, but less that 12.
Aged one day shy of a full year in lightly charred, French white oak barrels, this reposado was a favorite among our tasting panel for its approachable, yet complex notes of sweetened agave, fresh lime and sea salt. Its smoky, vanilla finish makes it great for sipping.
With its squat bottle and Dia de los Muertos-inspired packaging, this tequila catches the eye, and one sniff and sip reveals cedar wood, vanilla and a hint of coconut. And at $20, it’s an inexpensive tequila to have on hand.