COMITECO 9 GUARDIANES ANEJO
Comiteco, solely made in the town of Comitan, Chiapas, is a traditional agave distillate that marries the origin and fermentation of pulque with the artisanal distillation of mezcal. Working in small batches, we carefully collect the sap from the agave known as a locally as "aguamiel", and slowly ferment it in handmade barrels. When the fermentation reaches its peak, our master distillers double distill in custom copper stills using the same technique and traditions passed down through generations.
First time trying this. Excellent, balance between and reposado tequila and mezcal. Wonderful afternoon sipping. Mix with a dark beer such as Modelo Negra (my preference). I like to try various variations of agave-based alcohol. This is going to the top of my list. Ordering it again right now.
What can you say about an agave spirit that is so proud of the region it comes from that it doesn't want to be called "tequila" or "mezcal?" Comiteco 9 Guadianes An~ejo gets its name from Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, in the same way Tequila gets its name from a city in Jalisco and Bacanora gets its name from a city in Sonora. The nose gives you the barest hint of alcohol, which is complimented with a sweet scent of agave and oak. Very smooth with only minimal heat that is actually quite pleasant. Not smokey like mezcal, Cometico has a peppery flavor with a sweet kick that comes from being aged 18 months in glass with Mexican oak branches. (You read right.) The 9 Guadianes Blanco probably makes a very good Margarita, but the an~ejo should be reserved for sipping, savoring and appreciating all by its lonesome. Salud!