Hacienda Vieja Blanco Tequila NOM 1412 (38% Abv.)
I make no secret that I am a huge fan of the juice coming out of Destiladora de Los Altos. This distillery isn't producing stuff to appease the frat party or the nightclub demographic. One of my favorite bargain tequilas is their Reposado and let's be honest it's a steal. If you ever see Hacienda Vieja Reposado Tequila on the shelf and you're going to a party - grab a bottle or two - no one will be disappointed. Hence, why I raved about it in one of my past posts.
Appearance: Crystal clear - forming medium uniform legs in my Riedel glass. Aroma: Lots of cooked agave, earthiness, some honey-like sweetness, white pepper, mint?, pineapple citrus and alcohol. Flavour: Cooked agave, earthy, a lot of spiciness and mild sweetness, dry citrus tart snap, licorice-like note (anise?), and subtle hint of fresh green herbs. Semi-oily on entry, with the spicy agave notes intensifying from the front to the back of the palate - slight numbing sensation around gums and roof of mouth. Finish: Medium-light finish, spiciness and agave with a slight alcohol burn. Not at all surprising this is the base of the aged products coming from Destiladora de Los Altos. A good value and fun sipping tequila that would definitely be interesting in a cocktail. Still wonder why people continue to reach for an industrial or mixto tequila instead of a 100% Mexican owned and produced brand like this one. Do yourself a favour and grab a bottle of the Hacienda Vieja Blanco or Reposado. RECOMMENDED