Cazadores Reposado - 750MlRegular price $27.49
Cazadores Reposado hails from Arandas in the Mexican state of Jalisco, where the Cazadores distillery has been producing tequila since 1922. For almost a century, Cazadores has built its tequila empire on tradition, keeping its production and classic recipes a secret. In fact, as the legend goes, founder Don José Maria perfected his recipe, wrote it down and then promptly locked it up in a box and hid it.
So what goes into each bottle of Cazadores Reposado? Today, the Cazadores distillery still takes a small-batch approach. Like all of Mexico's top-tier tequilas, Cazadores Reposado is made from 100 percent blue agave. First it's baked, then the agave leaves are shredded. After, the agave is double-fermented and double-distilled, according to the original recipe. As a reposado, it's aged in new oak casks prior to bottling.
When you sip Cazadores Reposado, you'll get a taste of the Jalisco Highlands and smell the agave aroma. You'll also notice warm tasting notes, including baked pear, cinnamon and vanilla. The hint of white pepper adds some spice to this tequila, and the oaky notes keep it down to earth.
How can you enjoy Cazadores Reposado to the fullest? This smooth tequila is great for drinking straight, as its flavor is complex enough for sipping. If you're going for neat, keep in mind that Cazadores Reposado is best served chilled. Lighten up this reposado by pairing it with lemon-lime soda or mix Cazadores Reposado into tequila drinks such as tequila smashes or tequila fizzes.
TASTING NOTES via Distiller:
Straight from the bottle aromas of agave are the first things that you smell trailed by a slight dusty and earthy brininess. Subtle notes of baked Bartlett pear, warm cinnamon, vanilla and a delicate oak follow with a lingering dull white pepper finish. Upon first sip, pepper and sweet oaky barrel flavors are notable with a nuanced vanilla extract taste. Baking spice, salted caramel, and delicate citrus follow. In the end, the flavor comes back full circle to finish both sweet and spicy with a lingering black pepper note. Great spice and fruit flavors; smooth enough to sip while rich and complex enough for a great stirred after-dinner cocktail