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Spotlight On: Calle 23 Tequila

Calle 23’s slogan is ‘Tequila makes us smarter. So, drink smart.’ We couldn’t agree more, Calle 23!

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Calle 23 is one of the fine tequilas in our tequila cabinet and it’s a great one at that. Created by French-born Sophie Decobecq through a passion for Mexico and 100% agave spirits, Calle 23 took three years to perfect and at that eureka moment, Sophie pointed to the street sign across from them and named the tequila after it. Thence, Calle 23 was born!

Sophie specifically picked the Highlands region of Jalisco to harvest the agaves due to the fruity and spicy character of them, which lends itself beautifully to the spirit. By combining a high altitude with a hot climate and some heavy rains, the plant expresses great level of sugars, which are definitely present in the finished product.

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For the purists among us, the Tequila Blanco should hit the spot, providing a true taste of the 100% agave flavour. It is herbaceous and citrusy, with hints of Granny Smith apples in the lingering finish. But for those who prefer an aged tequila, try the Reposado or Anejo, which are aged in old American Whiskey bottles for 8 and 16 months respectively. More about Calle 23 Reposado in an earlier blog of ours here.

Enjoy, tequila lovers!

Tasting Notes – Calle 23 Reposado

You may or may not have noticed, but here at El Camion we are passionate about tequila. Which is why we endeavour to continue to update you with all news, views, and what you should choose from our fine cabinet of wonders.

 

This time we’re focusing on Calle 23 Reposado – a 100% agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco, in the Los Altos region. It’s worth mentioning here that agave from the highlands are harvested for their fruity characteristics, whereas the lowlands of Mexico are known to yield more earthy, herbaceous and powerful flavours.

 

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So, we’ve got the fruitiness sorted – what else can you expect from Calle 23 Reposado? Well, for one thing it’s actually the creation of a frenchwoman – who is a biochemist!! Sophie Decobecq fell in love with the taste, traditions and techniques of tequila making, and decided to look into drinking her own. The aim? To create a spirit that you

 

“could drink for breakfast, lunch, dinner and goodnight cure”.

 

So, how about the taste? For one thing – let’s look at ‘Reposado’. This means that it’s aged anywhere between 60 days to a year. Calle 23 Reposado is aged for 8 months (in ex-Jack Daniels bourbon barrels, no less). The taste is wonderfully balanced, with a light sweetness from the wood that has integrated with fabulous agave flavours. There’s a lovely warm finish with a spicy tang that makes this a seductive and memorable tequila to taste!