Tequila’s popularity has soared since the turn of the century, so much so that it became the spirit that saw the greatest increase in its production volume in the U.S. in 2006. That’s not bad for a drink that was traditionally swilled by Mexican farmers and peasants.
It won’t take you long to see why Milagro’s Select Barrel Reserve Reposado was awarded a double gold medal at a 2007 San Francisco spirit selection.
This luxury tequila is crafted from handpicked agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco and triple distilled for the best depth of flavor, character and unparalleled smoothness. The heart of the blue agave is roasted in clay ovens made from the same volcanic-rich soil where the blue agave flourishes in Mexico. After distillation, the spirit is aged for three years in French single-oak barrels before being bottled in unique hand-blown crystal bottles with agave plants blown into the bottom of the glass. In this case, luxury may be an understatement.
In the glass, look for a warm and full-bodied spirit with a pale straw color. You’ll pick up notes of sweet honey and dried flowers on the nose, and flavors of honey, toast, peppery spice, and prune on the tongue.
$77 for 750 ml bottle.