Damned Nice Tequila !
Notes: This tequila is produced in Jalisco, the heart of tequila country. This is the Anejo (Old) expression of this particular line. The others beingPartida Silver and Partida Reposado. The agave used for this tequila is grown entirely on their single estate in volcanic soil. It is then harvested and slow cooked for 20 hours and distilled twice.They use stainless steel stills so it has a brighter taste than some using copper stills. (I personally think there is reaction between the copper and the distillate which is good if not mandatory for whiskey, but not so good with tequila and certain other distillates). It is then hand bottled on the estate.
Appearance: Luscious dark gold in the bottle and medium gold in the glass- darker than a number of anejos I have seen lately, almost wheat colored.
Lovely medium-to-heavy (for tequila) body. On swirling, it leaves a very
light coating on the glass, with legs forming slowly.
First Impression: Fruity with sea salt, pepper and oak notes.
Taste: Great mouth feel,silky with a trail of nectar, vanilla bean, touch of lemon verbena with Provence herbs. Finish is drying with oak pepper, minerals, buttery leather, and tobacco. Long lingering finish.
Drinks: Really a bit too smooth to use anything calling for much fruit juice or frozen drinks. Use it before and after dinner, first as an aperitif, then as digestif.
Cigars: Goes well with a medium Joya de Nicaragua or Ashton.
Final Thoughts: Damned nice tequila!
Bottle:Clear smooth glass not the usual recycled coke bottle glass everyone else seems to use, so you can get better look at the tequila. Flattened tear drop
flask. Nice heft to it, heavy footed base accomplishes a number of things at once: 1. It looks nice, 2. Hard for people to knock over, 3. Can be used to punish anyone severley who knocks it over. A very nice presentation and looks good on the bar.
Simple hang tag with bird you (or your children) can hang off one of your piercings later. Labeling is mostly silkscreened on so as not to obscure the tequila Stopper is real cork with engraved wood top to give it a nice touch. Great bottle to reuse for olive oil or whatever else you want.
Wonderfullly laid out right down to the music. Information is tastefully laid out via sliding menus. Maybe not as much information as some, but nicely illustrated and covering the major points.