Master Distiller Arturo Fuentes Cortes has been producing proper Tequila for a while, diligently working on the perfect recipe. Growing up in the shadow of the Tequila volcano in the town of Tequila, it was only natural. Once he had captured the true essence of Mexico in Spirit form, all he needed was a brand. Enter Rooster Rojo, the red rooster, a symbol of Mexico. Locally-crafted from the finest agave juice, Arturo's Tequila is lovingly made at the Fabrica de Tequilas Finos distillery that operates from an old colonial building.
There could be no premium Tequila without the best ingredients and a healthy sprinkling of love and tradition. 100% blue Weber agaves from the Los Altos region are first cut and cooked for 10 hours in autoclaves with the help of steam. After the juice is fermented with the distiller's special yeast strain (a secret, naturally!) the liquid gets distilled twice in stainless steel pot stills. Here's the kicker: The distillate then gets filtered through Mexican silver, making it super smooth and a little bit fancier to boot! This Reposado expression spends at least 2 months in French oak barrels to give the fruitiness a snazzy oaky layer. Sip it or mix it, this Tequila doesn't mind either way.
Nose / Aroma / Smell - The nose is crisp and fruity with cooked agave notes, candy, and a touch of oak.
Flavor / Taste / Palate - The cooked agave is joined by vanilla and caramel notes on the creamy palate with a dash of cinnamon thrown into the mix.
Finish - Finishes fruity, brisk, and refreshing with a touch of warmth and lingering cinnamon and vanilla.
Bottle Size: 750mL