Tequila Amate Silver
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
Since 2012 Tequila Azteca has been made at NOM 1173, the same distillery as Grand Mayan. Crafted by Juan Carlos-Jimenez Ahedo and Carlos Monsalve-Agraz in 1997 is was originally made at NOM 1137 which also produces the famed Casa Noble.
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 is soft and slightly fruity, in particular under-ripe pear and apple and just a kiss of orange blossom. The palate is sweet at first before notes of cut grass, black pepper, cooked agave and tamarind come in. Finishes spicy and long with a bit of clove and coriander. An impressive sipper but begs for citrus and would make a fine pairing with a Toronja (Grapefruit) Jarritos."