El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
El Tesoro // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Produced in Los Altos in Jalisco at the famous La Alteña Distillery established by Don Felipe Camarena in 1937. Today his grandson, Carlos Camarena, is the master distiller. El Tesoro uses 100% estate-grown agave in its production. After cooking, the agaves are crushed using a tractor-pulled tahona. Post-distillation, the reposado is aged from 9-11 months in ex-bourbon barrels. Please note a packaging update in April 2018.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled 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".
"The nose has mild notes of cinnamon, lime, and chocolate along with a touch of char smoke and mint. The palate is slightly sweet with vanilla and a touch of agave vegetal notes. More mint and lime are found. The finish is clean and refreshing."