t1 Tequila Blanco Ultra Fino
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Produced by Master Distiller Germán González, formerly of his family's brand, Chinaco, t1 is a product of 100% Highlands blue agave. It spends 20 hours in autoclave (industrial pressure cooker) and is double-distilled and bottled in a distinctive, Aladdin-shaped bottle--"easy for bartenders to grab," says Gonzalez.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"The nose presents light vegetal/agave notes complemented by white pepper and a whiff of pear eau de vie. On the palate there is a beautifully balanced spiciness that is held in check by a creamy mouthfeel--a Fred and Ginger dance on the tongue. The medium-long finish is sweeter than anticipated. Try with ceviche."