Tapatio 100% Estate Grown Blue Agave Blanco Tequila. 1.0 Liters
Tequila Tapatio Blanco 1.0 Liter. 100% Estate Grown Blue Agave.
Assertive, spicy and supple, this delicious silver tequila is the perfect introduction to the Tapatio range and is bottled after a few weeks rest in steel tanks, while the other expressions are aged in oak barrels to add varying degrees of sweetness.
Five Stars/ Highest Recommendation Spirits Journal December 2012
The Agave is hand selected by Jimadores and delivered fresh to the distillery where they are hand cut and placed in the oven. The Blue Agave are slowly baked for four days to transform the raw material into sweet fructose sugar. Once baked, the Blue Agaves are crushed and pressed in a modified sugar cane mill to extract the sweet agave juice (“Mosto”) which is then ready for fermentation. A selected fraction of freshly made “Mosto” is pumped into small wood fermenters to slowly ferment using a special in-house 75 year old yeast culture. Once the “Mosto” ferments into dry "Mosto Muerte" it is ready to be distilled.Double distilled in small (90-250 gallon) Copper Alambiques Tequilano Pot Stills. Barely filtered to preserve mouth feel, texture and viscosity of the estate grown Blue Agave.
Don Felipe Camarena was born into a family that had distilled tequila since back in the early 1800’s. The family’s original distillery was destroyed and abandoned during the Mexican Revolution. Don Felipe began his career by growing and selling agave plants to other distillers. But since tequila making was in his blood, he started distilling his own tequila, selecting only the ripest plants and using equipment from his family’s original distillery.
In 1937 Don Felipe opened La Altena distillery in the mountainous region of Jalisco, Mexico, known for producing the best blue agave. His passion for doing things just right inspired his family to continue handcrafting Tapatio so it could be enjoyed by future generations.
Don Felipe passed the business to his son, Felipe J. Camarena Orozco, who in turn passed it on to his daughters, Lilianna and Gabriela, and to his son, Carlos, who today, as Master Distiller, maintains the standards of excellence set down by his grandfather, Don Felipe.
Imported into the US for the first time by Charbay Distillers