Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1800 Reposado Tequila

Hello single malters, in today's blog I am reviewing 1800 Reposado tequila. I will share the following today- 
  • My research on the history behind this tequila
  • Vital Stats
  • Tasting notes
  • SJ's Rating
  • Occasions best enjoyed & SJ's pro tip
The product label proudly claims "1800 Reposado was the first super premium 100% Agave tequila exported to the U.S". The tequila is crafted using 8-12 year old 100% blue Agave and is matured in American and French oak barrels for no less than six months. Now I wonder what magic goes on in the American & French oak barrels and what difference there is in between the two barrels. I did a little bit of digging- Flavor wise French oak barrels are typically more subtle & spicy offering textures of satin & silk. American barrels tend to be stronger in flavor often described as cream soda, vanilla or coconut giving that creamy body. That is enough background, now for the real fun- Enjoy my tasting notes!

Vital Stats- 1800 Reposado Tequila 
Price- $24.99 for 750ml bottle ($2.99 for pictured sampler bottle)
Age- 6 months
ABV- 40%
Country of origin- Mexico
Distillery- Ex Hacienda Las Camichines, Jalisco,MX
Awards Won- None found

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Light golden

Aroma- Blue agave, light oak, hint of honey, vanilla
Flavor- Very light, oak lingers for a bit, vanilla, honey & spicy notes
Body- Medium
Finish- Very short, slightly lingering aftertaste of spices & honey but does not last too long
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
Just what you expect from a reposado, it does the job. Can't expect too much flavor wise as it is not aged as much as an anejo. Decent tequila for the price. 
Food Pairings- Chicken C momos was a match made in heaven. The light spiciness of the tequila complimented the spicy momos. 

Occasions best enjoyed- Tequila flights, casual gatherings
Cocktails- Margarita
SJ's Pro Tip- Excellent value for money and a decent gift

I enjoyed sipping this one & presenting the facts to all the tequila enthusiasts. Hope this is helpful , take a sip(or two) and find out. Cheers! 🥃🥃🥃 Enjoy responsibly 

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