My first 100% Agava tequila – Los Arango Reposado and my first Margarita
I have my first bottle of 100% agave tequila in my liquor cabinet. It is Los Arango Reposado (41 USD for 0,75 l bottle).
Los Arango Tequila Reposado – The name “Los Arango” is in honor of Doroteo Arango, better known to history as “Pancho Villa”, a famous revolutionary leader and one of Mexico’s great heroes. Los Arango Tequila is expertly crafted at an 18th century hacienda distillery, and is dedicated to Pancho Villa’s name and memory. The secret behind this premium Tequila is 100% agave, hand crafted, and bottled by hand.Hacienda practices old-school, artisanal methods of tequila production, including aging in barrels crafted from three kinds of oak. Los Arango is considered the ultimate example of the tequila distillers art. From www.tequila.net
The smell and taste of this tequila at room temperature (from snifter) are perfect! For sure this tequila is sip-worthy liquor. After first sip of Los Arango I decided to compare over my tequilas with this excellent tequila. The results are:
Pepe Lopez Premium Silver (24 USD 0,75 л) – very bad (vrong smell and taste);
Sierra Reposado Gold (26 USD 0,7 л) – very bad (very spirituose smell and taste);
Olmeca Blanco (25 USD 0,75 л) – not very bad, but bad (aromatic smell with little of spitituose, hard taste);
El Charro Gold & Blanco (26 USD 1,0 л) – not bad (not bad smell and taste, for this money ;) );
Jose Cuervo Blanco (37 USD 1,0 л) – good (very aromatic tequila with right taste).
Of course I tested my new tequila in cocktail. I prepare my first Margarita!
30 ml tequila (100% agave)
30 ml fresh lime juice
20 ml Cointreau
Shake with a lot of cracked ice. Cocktail glass (or magarita, or champagne saucer) with coarse salt.
Admirable cocktail! Perfect taste of tequila with acute freshness of lime is very good for me. But I prefer to increase of amount of tequila.