Cascahuin Tahona Blanco Tequila production notes:
NOM : 1123 ,
AGAVE REGION : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
REGION : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
COOKING : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
EXTRACTION : Tahona ,
WATER SOURCE : Deep well water ,
FERMENTATION : 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation with fibers, Cement Tank ,
DISTILLATION : 2x distilled ,
STILL : Copper Pot ,
AGING : - ,
ABV/PROOF : 42% abv (84-proof)
OTHER : No additives
An amazing tequila. Going to be getting more.
The Tequila arrived damaged the company never replied to my e-mail. I've heard this Tequila is very good the rating is for shipping.
Don't let the extra alcohol deter you (i.e., 42% vs the typical 40%). I'm still on my way to becoming really knowledgeable, but the higher proof blancos just seem to give you more than their standard proof brethren. The nose is very agave forward and also contains earth/minerals, spices/cinnamon, and fruit (can't quite identify). Upon entry, you first get the cooked agave, followed by the other stuff from the nose plus sweetness, and finishes with...mushroom (in a good way). As you let this sit, the flavors open up, but the agave is never lost (very important to me and the key reason I drink blancos). Complex with up-front flavors that will keep you digging and coming back.