Alacrán Reposado Tequila

Tequila Reposado

Auténtico Alacrán // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    90
  • Avg. Rating

    3.0
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

This reposado tequila was released in April 2016 by the Mexico City-based company, Auténtico Alacrán ("authentic scorpion"). It begins with 100% blue weber agave from the Los Altos (Highland) region of Jalisco, harvested 7 to 10 years after planting. The piñas (hearts) of the agave are vapor-cooked using local well water. After distillation, it ages for 4 months in American oak barrels, yielding a light amber hue.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    35.0
  • Tequila Reposado
    Distilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
  • Cask Type
    American Oak

Tasting Notes

"Some wood, a whisper of dried herbs and a hint of cooked agave greet the nose. On the tongue, creamy caramel emerges only to be confronted with restrained wood, dried fruit (pear and mango) and a dusting of white pepper. The peppery warmth lingers on into a finish that extends the experience without in any way masking it."

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