123 Tequila (Dos) Reposado

October 18, 2016 by Lamar Powell

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If you’re looking for a tequila with a conscience, this is your hooch. 123’s agaves are sourced from pesticide-free plantations, and all the packaging comes from recycled materials, right down to the soy ink scratched onto the labels. The good feelings follow through to the glass, where you’ll find a gentle balance of roasted agave and oak.

David has just launched his new line of tequila. It’s  Certified  Organic (tough designation to achieve) and it’s a must  for anyone who loves tequila. As David explains about the three different tequilas, “the stars dance in the sky above the fields for as many as ten years before the certified organic agaves are harvested for Uno (1) Blanco tequila, the pure mother spirit from which Dos (2) Reposado and Tres (3) Anjeo tequilas are created.”

 

Appearance

The Reposado bottle like the others comes in a plain recycled bottle, with it simple but exciting label where even the ink used is from a Soy product, they’ve done a wonderful job with this packaging.

Nose

There’s agave on the nose, but it quickly dissipates as you head for a light dessert course, complete with minty finish. Probably the most complex tequila in the lineup.

Taste

This complex spirit reveals aromatic raw and cooked agave tempered by the warmth of oak aging with spicy notes of vanilla, anise and hint of citrus

Aging

Reposado (Dos) tequila rests in white oak barrels for six months before its timely release.

www.123tequila.com

Rating: ★★★★★★  6/10

★: Drink out of a paper bag in a gutter during a storm.
★★: Terrible, only drink for a dare.
★★★: Meh, not undrinkable but best left alone.
★★★★: Best served mixed with something with flavor.
★★★★★: Reasonable, middle of the road.
★★★★★★: Tasty stuff, well worth seeking out.
★★★★★★★: Impressive, something you can proudly share.
★★★★★★★★: Fantastic addition to any bar or collection.
★★★★★★★★★: Incredible, booze doesn’t get better than this.
★★★★★★★★★★: Nectar of the God’s, sell the house and move in next to the Distillery

 

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