Where Is Your Favorite Tequila From?

With Cinco de Mayo just a week away, it’s time to ask – Where is your favorite Tequila from?

The Nom is the Official Mexican Standard of Tequila that is regulated by the Mexican Government, which contains specifications to be followed by all individuals and companies producing Tequila. In short, the NOM ensures the protection of the Appellation of Origin, regulates production, and continually establishes standards required to ensure quality. Those companies that comply with the regulations set forth by the Tequila NOM are then certified by the TRC (Tequila Regulatory Council), and labelled as an authentic Tequila producer.

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1800
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Zapotlanejo
Nom : 1122
Silver : 100% Agave and double distilled. Aged in oak barrels for 15 days.
Reposado : 100% blue agave, aged in American and French oak barrels for six months.
Añejo : 100% blue agave, aged in French Oak barrels for three years.

 

Avion
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : n/a
Nom : 1416
100% agave. Slow roasted blue agave in brick ovens.
Silver : Gently sweet and crisp with hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and black pepper; well balanced and exceptionally smooth.
Repo- Notes of cherry, pear, and peach. Flower hues of rose petals and tinges of herbs. Hints of caramel and vanilla.
Añejo : Roasted agave with woody notes and hints of peach and cherry. Luxuriously soft and rich with hints of vanilla, caramel, coconut and maple.

 

Camarena
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Arandas
Nom : 1456
100% Agave
Silver : notes of rich toasted agave and fresh green herbs. Hints of sweet vanilla, savory brown spices and black pepper with a graceful, warming finish.
Reposado : Aged in American oak barrels for 60 days before bottling. The aging process lends a touch of soft spice to the natural sweetness of the agave.

 

Cazadores
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Arandas
Nom : 1487
100% Agave
Silver : Crystal color and a palate rich with aromatic citrus, herbs and legendary blue agave.
Reposado : Steeped with the spirit of the land, from bright citrus fruit to smoky wood. Agave aromas and the earth’s purest spice

 

Don Julio
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Atotonilco
Nom : 1449
100% Agave
Blanco : Crisp agave aromas blended with hints of fresh citrus, notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit. Light and sweet agave taste with a clean and dry finish.
Reposado : Aroma of mellow lemon citrus notes and spice layers with touches of ripe stone fruit. Taste has soft and elegant hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and light cinnamon.
Añejo : Freshblends of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus aromas with a rich touch of caramel. Has afull-bodied taste with expressions of cooked agave, wild honey and oak-infused butterscotch.

 

Herradura
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Amatitan
Nom : 1119
100% Agave
Silver : This smooth, clean tequila is aged for 45 days to add a hint of color and oak to its tangy citrus character, which brings more agave flavor and unparalleled pleasure to a margarita.
Reposado : “Rested” or aged for 11 months (9 more than category standards) which gives this tequila its deep copper color and exceptionally smooth taste.
Añejo : Aged for two years in oak (twice as long as suggested by the category standards) gives it both a deep amber color and complex taste of cooked agave and dried fruit.

 

Fortaleza
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Tequila
Nom : 1493
100% Agave
Blanco : Aromas of citrus and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special Blanco tequila.Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink.
Reposado : Aromas of citrus, caramel, butter, cooked agave, and sage are the beginning of a pleasingly balanced and very unique tasting experience.Flavors include cooked agave, citrus, vanilla, apple, earth, and cinnamon. The finish is long and rich, delicately spicy, and it has an oily texture the make this a joy to drink.
Añejo : Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged añejo. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, and hazelnuts are common flavors that people identify.

 

Patrón
Region : Jalisco
Municipality : Tequila
Nom : 1492
100% Agave
Silver : Using only the finest 100 percent Weber blue agave, it is handmade in small batches to be smooth, soft and easily mixable. This light, crystal clear tequila with fresh agave aromas and hints of citrus is a favorite of tequila connoisseurs worldwide, and mixes flawlessly into most any cocktail.
Reposado : Aged in oak barrels for over two months, it blends the fresh, clean taste of Patrón Silver with the oaky flavor of PatrónAñejo. The balance of fresh agave and oak wood with subtle fruit, citrus and honey notes makes it an excellent sipping tequila or for a premium cocktail.
Añejo : A delicate blend of uniquely aged tequilas all aged in small white oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. Similar to winemaking, each vintage of PatrónAñejo is carefully blended to produce smooth and sweet tasting tequila.

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