El Tesoro Blanco Tequila, bottled straight after distillation, encapsulates the essence of highland blue weber agave with its interplay between citrus and agave flavors and earthy undertones.
El Tesoro Blanco Tequila
El Tesoro Tequila is meticulously crafted at the La Alteña distillery located in the elevated town of Arandas, an establishment that has significantly influenced the evolution of premium Tequilas in the modern era since its establishment in 1937. Originally known as El Tesoro de Don Felipe, in tribute to Don Felipe Camarena, a figure deeply rooted in agave cultivation and Tequila production since the early 1800s within the Los Altos region, this brand embodies quintessential highland Tequila.
Central to El Tesoro’s production is its commitment to authentic methods, utilizing Tahona crushed agave and fermenting them with fibers in wooden tanks. This approach is distinct from contemporary practices in that it maintains the original proof instead of diluting the spirit post-distillation. The water integral to this process is sourced from an underground spring on the distillery’s premises.
El Tesoro Blanco is a remarkable representation of highland-style Tequila, earning praise from critics for its premium quality, boasting a lush mouthfeel, harmonious structure, and an enduringly spicy finish. There is an interplay of zesty citrus and cooked agave on the palate and an initial burst of vibrant citrus notes, fulfilling its aromatic promise seamlessly. Ultimately, the tasting culminates in a prolonged, spicy finish that imparts enduring earthy and vegetal tones.