Casa Dragones Sipping Tequila Joven
Casa Dragones // Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
This joven (“young”) tequila is the result of MTV and AOL co-founder Bob Pittman’s dream of making a world-class sipping tequila. Teaming up with leading tequila expert Bertha González Nieves, he settled on a unique blend of unaged spirit and an extra-aged spirit matured for five years in new American oak barrels. The two components were married together before being charcoal-filtered, in order to give the resulting spirit with the freshness and color of a blanco, but the additional layers of complexity that result from barrel aging.
Tequila JovenTypically only mixtos are used for this category where caramel-coloring can be added, but can also be bottlings where 100% blanco tequila is blended with a 100% reposado or añejo tequila.
"Vibrant and ethereal on the nose, with haunting tangerine, sea salt, pepper, and sandalwood aromas, the flavor profile transitions to pear and starfruit in the mouth, with the barrel-aged component really coming through in the nutty, minty, satisfying finish. The overall impression is characterized by a cool freshness that suggests rainwater, and the soft, effortless texture certainly sustains that impression. Could this be almost too easy to drink?"