Tequila Amate Reposado
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
Distilled in small batches by Carlos Monsalve-Algraz and Juan Carlos Jimenez-Ahedo in traditional brick ovens, Tequila Azteca is then fermented and double-distilled before resting in American oak for 6 months. $1 of every bottle sold is donated to Children Mending Hearts organization.
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 six months in a barrel is a dramatic change from their Silver expression; rounder notes of caramel and vanilla last much longer before white pepper rounds out the finish. There's also a fair amount of crystallized honey. Overall, not near as spicy as the Silver but evolves nicely overtime."