Tequila Tapatio Reposado
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
The Camarena family of distillers has been producing tequila for 3 generations at La Alteña distillery in the hills of Jalisco. Tapatio is the joint project between Carlos Camarena and Marko Karakasevic of Charbay winery and distillery in Napa. It's made with 100% estate-grown blue agave and fermented with a yeast culture that dates back 75 years. It's aged 8 months in ex-bourbon barrels.
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".
"This is a fine example of a reposado that represents the perfect transition between blanco and añejo. The vegetal notes of the blanco are still present, with more of a caramelized texture and a good amount of spice, but still retaining vibrant fruit flavors. It's very subtle and easy to sip, without being over-oaked."