Eric Wettengel, the man behind the stunning images for this review got a chance to take a sneak peek at this dangerously delicious tequila aged in oak barrels for more than a year to create a sweet note with robust flavors. Definitely smooth going down to keep the party up. Green permeated the decor at 129 Leslie which is distinctive on their label. The event, Never Sleep Dallas, played host to Dallas bartending nightlife. The purveyors of Dallas deep secrets as they imbibe Dallasites to the wonders of mixed cocktails and dropping bottles into ice.
Playboy's Playmate of the year for 2013 Raquel PomPlun was there along with wicked contortionists in calaveras makeup and of course tequila. Dripping from the walls with shot glasses everywhere, it was the kind of image that can set testosterone on fire. Cool those tempers with a bit of tequila and some lime.
The Sauza Hornitos Tequila Black Barrel is aged like bourbon, whiskey or scotch in Oak barrels for about a year or more. This gives it a smooth and smokey flavor and note. The longer you age it, the smoother the taste. However, tequila aged in Oak is a an educational experience for most and many need to learn the why's that go into this process. For the tequila newbie, here's a definition of their labels:
- Blanco ['blaŋko] ("white") or plata ['plata] ("silver"): white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels;
- Joven ("young") or oro ("gold")
- Reposado ("rested"): aged a minimum of two months, but less than a year in oak barrels of any size;
- Añejo ("aged" or "vintage"): aged a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels;
- Extra Añejo ("extra aged" or "ultra aged"): aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. This category was established in March 2006.
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