Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by wrapping your tastebuds around these ultra-smooth tequilas with friends in high places
On the 5th of May Mexicans around the world celebrate Cinco De Mayo, marking the day that Mexico became the unlikely victor against the French Army in 1862 (everyone loves an underdog!). These days it is a popular occasion to celebrate Mexican culture as we know it today – including great food, and of course, tequila. The tequila that’s blowing our tastebuds (in a good way) right now is Casamigos.
SMALL BATCH, ULTRA-PREMIUM
Grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Casamigos is a small batch, ultra-premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves.
Tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born. Longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman love tequila. On the rocks, by the shot, at times straight from the bottle. Their idea was to make the best-tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste didn’t have to be covered up with salt or lime. So they did. The three worked on the creation of Casamigos with a chosen master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico for years, and held many blind tastings until they knew they got it right.
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The Blanco is crisp and clean with hints of citrus, vanilla and sweet agave, with a long smooth finish. Rested for two months before bottling.
The Reposado is aged for seven months, is soft, slightly oaky with hints of caramel and cocoa. It has a silky texture with a medium to long smooth finish.
The Añejo is aged for 14 months and has a beautifully pure and refined complex aroma, with soft caramel and vanilla notes. It’s the perfect balance of sweetness from the blue weber agaves, layered with subtle hints of spice and barrel oak, with a lingering smooth finish.
Smooth enough to drink neat, Casamigos Blanco Tequila is also great in cocktails like the Casa Blood Orange (below), made with chilli, tequila, blood orange juice and lime.