Following on from our other drink reviews we are this week tasting Tequila Corralejo. Whilst we are not big tequila drinkers, with cinco de mayo only 7 weeks away we are happy to get in the spirit. We are currently based down in Tucson, Arizona and it is only right that we embrace the strong Mexican influence and taste their national drink.
Tequila Corralejo exemplifies Central Mexico’s rich culture, heritage and vibrant lifestyle. As one of the few tequilas produced in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo’s deep roots and production methods are unique in the tequila industry. Made from only the finest agave, Tequila Corralejo’s flavor is rich, natural, and unsurpassed in quality and personality.
Made from only the finest agave, Tequila Corralejo’s flavor is rich, natural, and unsurpassed in quality and personality.
All of the tequilas are made with 100% Blue Weber Agave, which we handpick from only the finest agave fields. We slow cook our agave the old-fashioned way in stone clay ovens for 27 hours. After the cooking process, we rest the agave for 12 hours before it goes to the mill where the sweet juice is extracted. After the milling process, the juice goes to fermentation.
The Tequila Corralejo distillation process is very unique because we use a mixture of column stills and Alambic copper pot stills imported from Tomelloso, Spain. Tequila Corralejo employs the 400-year-old Charentais method of distillation, the same method perfected by the French in distilling cognac, which allows for exceptional retention of aroma and flavor.To capture the full flavor of the agave, our silver tequila is put to market fresh from the distillery. Tequila for the Reposado and Añejo goes to the barrel rooms to begin the aging process.
For more information and to purchase Tequila Corralejo then visit their website directly here.