Tequila El Mayor Blanco
Tequila El Mayor // Jalisco, Mexico
El Mayor Blanco is produced from estate-grown 100% Blue Weber agave harvested in Jalisco. The agaves are cooked in an autoclave rather than an oven and the cooked agaves are shredded with a mill rather than a tahona. Twice distilled in copper-lined pot stills, it is bottled at 80 proof without aging in an attention-getting "swoosh"-shaped bottle.
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 light but also somewhat hot, a quality that's enhanced by pepper but balanced by an agave sweetness. The heat remains on the palate where is gets some help from a fruity sweetness reminiscent of Poire Williams eau-de-vie, all of which is bolstered by additional, though not distinctive, spice. The finish is short (but not sweet) and peppery."