when I get a bottle of spirits, my first move is to check
out their website to discover any little hidden facts and
gems and history that might be of interest. And that's precisely
what I did when I got this bottle of Cazadores Tequila.
They have a mighty interesting site, to say the least! The
only thing you can do on this site is watch a 30 second commercial
about boxing as it relates to the tequila that has the tag
line "never forget where you come from," and then,
it doesn't tell you where it came from or how, just when it
all started, back in 1922.
after doing some digging, I discovered that founder Jose Maria
began making this tequila in secret back in 1922 and began
marketing it 1973. The brand name Cazadores means Hunters,
which makes me jump to the conclusion that it relates to the
picture of the stag on the bottle in a rather bloody fashion.
However, it actually symbolizes Jose Maria's pursuit (hunt)
to create the finest tequila he could. Although I bet that
if you were cooped up in a hunter's blind for several days,
a bottle of this tequila would come in mighty handy.
blanco is extracted from pure blue agave with a shredder-roller
and double distilled in a stainless steel pot. The bottle
is clear and displays the transparent spirit within. The nose
is filled with the subtle but clear notes of roasted agave,
just the way I like it. It is flowery and citrusy, with a
touch of pineapple and pepper, but all that takes a back seat
to the wonderful aroma of the agave. On the palate, I immediately
get more of the agave followed by the citrus and pepper. It
is quite smooth and quite tasty. The finish is short and sweet
leaving a lingering taste of agave.
really have to tell you that this is a splendid tequila that
can hold its own with tequilas costing 3 to 4 times as much.
It is a delicate sipper and yet delivers a full measure of
that agave flavor I look for. It is in no way bitter or harsh
and will not make you jump up and down in pain like a cheap
tequila will. This is not a cheap tequila but an inexpensive
one. I simply can't believe you can get a full bottle of it
for just over $20.00! Oh, and you really don't need those
ice cubes with it; it's really tasty all by itself.
Tequila Blanco is 40% ABV or 80 proof and can be
found in 750 ML bottles for $21.99 to $24.00.
By George Brozowski
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