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Tequila Casamigos Reposado

Tequila Casamigos Reposado

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Casamigos Reposado: A Smooth Tequila Experience for the Discerning Drinker

Introduction

Crafted with the intention of pure enjoyment, Casamigos Reposado Tequila is a celebrity-backed brand that has won the hearts (and taste buds) of many. Founded by George Clooney and Rande Gerber, this reposado tequila promises a smooth and approachable experience, perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails. But what exactly lies beneath the surface of this celebrity favourite? Let's delve into a detailed tasting note to explore the flavours and characteristics of Casamigos Reposado Tequila.

Agave Forward with a Hint of Oak

Casamigos Reposado starts its journey with 100% Blue Weber agave, hand-selected from the rich volcanic soils of Jalisco, Mexico. These prized agaves are slow-roasted in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours, a longer process than many tequilas, which unlocks a deeper, richer agave flavour. Following slow roasting, the agave hearts (piñas) are then fermented for a longer-than-average 80 hours, allowing the natural sugars to fully convert.

The tequila then undergoes a 7-month ageing process in American white oak casks. This ageing period is what defines Casamigos Reposado as a reposado tequila,  and it's where the magic happens. The American oak casks impart subtle yet distinct notes of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of spice, which beautifully complement the earthiness of the roasted agave.

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: The first impression is a gentle sweetness of caramel and vanilla, intertwined with a subtle hint of cocoa. A touch of agave nectar peeks through, offering a pleasant earthiness.
  • Palate: The first sip delivers a smooth and silky texture, true to Casamigos' reputation for approachability. The flavours unfold gracefully, with notes of roasted agave taking centre stage. Hints of vanilla and caramel emerge from the oak ageing, adding a touch of sweetness that is perfectly balanced by a subtle oaky spice.
  • Finish: The finish is clean and smooth, with lingering notes of agave and a hint of oak spice that gently fades away. There's no harshness or bitterness, making Casamigos Reposado a truly enjoyable sipping experience.

Serving Suggestions

Casamigos Reposado's versatility makes it a perfect choice for a variety of drinking experiences. Here are some suggestions to get the most out of this smooth tequila:

  • Neat: For the purists, Casamigos Reposado shines when sipped neat. Allow the tequila to warm slightly in the glass to fully appreciate the interplay of agave, vanilla, and oak.
  • On the Rocks: For a refreshing twist, serve Casamigos Reposado on the rocks. Large, slow-melting ice cubes will ensure minimal dilution while keeping your drink chilled.
  • Classic Cocktails: Casamigos Reposado elevates classic tequila cocktails. Here are a few suggestions:
    • Margarita: Combine 50ml Casamigos Reposado, 25ml fresh lime juice, and 15ml orange liqueur (Cointreau) in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed glass.
    • Paloma: Combine 50ml Casamigos Reposado with 150ml grapefruit soda and a squeeze of fresh lime juice in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
    • Tommy's Margarita: A simple and elegant variation, featuring 50ml Casamigos Reposado, 25ml fresh lime juice, and a touch of agave nectar, shaken and strained into a coupe glass.

Conclusion

Casamigos Reposado Tequila is a testament to quality ingredients and a commitment to smooth, easy drinking.  The slow-roasted agave, extended fermentation, and careful ageing in American white oak casks all contribute to a well-rounded and enjoyable tequila experience. Whether you're a seasoned tequila drinker or just starting to explore the world of agave spirits, Casamigos Reposado offers a delightful introduction with its approachable character and flavour profile.

 

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