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2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - "Best of the Best" Best High-Proof Tequila
2011 TEQUILA.net Awards - Best of the Best

KAH Tequila Reposado (110 Proof)

KAH Tequila Reposado is an ultra smooth, and ultra high-proof Tequila with a full body, and intense Agave favor. It is aged for ten months in French limousine casks, where it acquires subtle hints of vanilla and caramel.

The KAH Tequila Reposado bottle is painted as "El Diablo". The use of devil imagery was inspired by Day of the Dead celebrations in Peru. The festival takes place the week before November 5th on the banks of Lake Titicaca, The traditional dances (complete with dangling red crucifixes) are rumored to be led by the devil himself. Traditional dances are dedicated to Satan. This region of Peru is mostly a mining area and workers spend much time underground. According to ancient Incan beliefs, Satan lives underground making the miners vulnerable to his powers due to their daily proximity. The festival is designed to honor Satan, thus keeping the workers safe. The even pour Tequila on the ground for the devil to drink.

KAH Tequila was designed to pay reverence and honor to Mexico and its people. Its bottle and spirit are reflective of Day of the Dead, the 3,000 year-old Meso-American ritual honoring deceased loved ones. KAH's unique packaging, in turn, is inspired by traditional Calaveras used in Dia de los Muertos rituals to symbolize death and rebirth. The word KAH translates to "life" in the ancient Mayan language. Every bottle is an individual, hand-crafted work of art, not two bottles are the same. While the bottle captures that enduring spirit, so does the Tequila inside, as KAH's distillers transform hand-selected 100% Blue agave into lively Blanco, Reposado and Añejo varieties that are both certified organic and Kosher.

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Editor review

Kah Tequila Reposado * Tasted February 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: dark straw - slow tears
Aroma: strong sweet agave, grapes, light cinnamon and butterscotch
Initial Taste: heated, sweet agave and citrus
Spirit Body: light caramel, sweet mint and grass
Finish / Aftertaste: medium hot finish, butter and chocolate aftertaste

One of 2 110 proof Tequilas that we've tried, Kah Tequila has great aromas, full of character, and is surprisingly easy to sip. These higher proof rested / aged Tequilas are a welcomed addition to the industry. Palates that are partial to robust flavors and heat will love Kah Reposado.
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Reviewed by Tequila.net February 21, 2011
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Kah Tequila Reposado * Tasted February 2011 * Riedel Tequila Glass

Appearance: dark straw - slow tears
Aroma: strong sweet agave, grapes, light cinnamon and butterscotch
Initial Taste: heated, sweet agave and citrus
Spirit Body: light caramel, sweet mint and grass
Finish / Aftertaste: medium hot finish, butter and chocolate aftertaste

One of 2 110 proof Tequilas that we've tried, Kah Tequila has great aromas, full of character, and is surprisingly easy to sip. These higher proof rested / aged Tequilas are a welcomed addition to the industry. Palates that are partial to robust flavors and heat will love Kah Reposado.

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92
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91  (5)
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91  (5)
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93  (5)
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93  (5)
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93  (5)
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92  (5)
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99  (5)
I was very excited to try this tequila, it being my first "over proof" tequila. I really enjoyed it.
Obviously, it is quite strong and spicy tasting....definite citrus notes. Like many others, I was surprised at how easy it was to sip a tequila with such a high alcohol content.
The presentation is, of course, quite unique.
Worth a try.
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94
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92
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91
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90
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96
Reviewed by duffneggs May 28, 2012
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I was very excited to try this tequila, it being my first "over proof" tequila. I really enjoyed it.
Obviously, it is quite strong and spicy tasting....definite citrus notes. Like many others, I was surprised at how easy it was to sip a tequila with such a high alcohol content.
The presentation is, of course, quite unique.
Worth a try.

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I wrote a very long review before and I sent it and it never went through so here is the shortened version...

Great tequila for 55%. Strong finish that lingers and a spicy kick and citrus aromas.

Bottle is amazing I'm keeping it just for decoration

Highly recommended
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100
Reviewed by tequilajedi March 20, 2012
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I wrote a very long review before and I sent it and it never went through so here is the shortened version...

Great tequila for 55%. Strong finish that lingers and a spicy kick and citrus aromas.

Bottle is amazing I'm keeping it just for decoration

Highly recommended

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I have to admit, I bought this tequila based on two things: the bottle itself, and the reviews on this site. And while the beauty of the bottle met all of my expectations, the tequila inside... well, not so much.

As mentioned in other reviews, the alcohol is strong on the nose. Personally, I found it too strong for my liking. The medicinal qualities made me cringe, to be honest. Ergo, my low rating of 80 in this category.

Following my standard tasting process I poured a finger's worth of the Kah over some ice, swirled it to chill, then drained it into a drinking glass. A few minutes later, the smell was as strong as ever but, based on the reviews I had read, that wasn't entirely unexpected. What was unexpected was the initial taste. There were hints of agave but the overall flavor of the tequila was overpowered by the taste of alcohol. My initial thought was "this tastes like rubbing alcohol smells." Not good, I know, but that was my first impression. When I select sipping tequilas, I prefer more subtle, nuanced flavors than the Kah reposado was able to provide. Instead of tantalizing my palate with pleasant flavors, this tequila tried to beat it into submission.

I know that not all reposados are worthy of being sippers, and I'd place the Kah in that category. Use it to make margaritas, but don't expect to enjoy it as a sipping tequila unless you like your tequila with strong alcohol overtones.
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80
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90
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Reviewed by SteveHawk February 06, 2012
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I have to admit, I bought this tequila based on two things: the bottle itself, and the reviews on this site. And while the beauty of the bottle met all of my expectations, the tequila inside... well, not so much.

As mentioned in other reviews, the alcohol is strong on the nose. Personally, I found it too strong for my liking. The medicinal qualities made me cringe, to be honest. Ergo, my low rating of 80 in this category.

Following my standard tasting process I poured a finger's worth of the Kah over some ice, swirled it to chill, then drained it into a drinking glass. A few minutes later, the smell was as strong as ever but, based on the reviews I had read, that wasn't entirely unexpected. What was unexpected was the initial taste. There were hints of agave but the overall flavor of the tequila was overpowered by the taste of alcohol. My initial thought was "this tastes like rubbing alcohol smells." Not good, I know, but that was my first impression. When I select sipping tequilas, I prefer more subtle, nuanced flavors than the Kah reposado was able to provide. Instead of tantalizing my palate with pleasant flavors, this tequila tried to beat it into submission.

I know that not all reposados are worthy of being sippers, and I'd place the Kah in that category. Use it to make margaritas, but don't expect to enjoy it as a sipping tequila unless you like your tequila with strong alcohol overtones.

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A fun discussion piece that encases a very nice tequila.

Aroma - Sweet agave and butterscotch with an evident alcohol, but not as much as you might think for a 110 proof tequila.
Initial taste - Agave sweetness some floral and citrus notes.
Body - A pronounced, but pleasant alcohol burn...again not as much as you might expect with a 55% alcohol spirit. Compliments the sweetness of the caramel and agave really well.
Finish - Awesome long finish that lingers around pleasantly.

The bottle makes you suspect that it might just be a gimmick and at $50+ a bottle, you are certainly paying some for it. However, KAH reposado is a really good tequila that can certainly be sipped and enjoyed well. A fun an original drink for aficionados and collectors.
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93
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94
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92
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93
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90
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Reviewed by Tequila Tourist January 18, 2012
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A fun discussion piece that encases a very nice tequila.

Aroma - Sweet agave and butterscotch with an evident alcohol, but not as much as you might think for a 110 proof tequila.
Initial taste - Agave sweetness some floral and citrus notes.
Body - A pronounced, but pleasant alcohol burn...again not as much as you might expect with a 55% alcohol spirit. Compliments the sweetness of the caramel and agave really well.
Finish - Awesome long finish that lingers around pleasantly.

The bottle makes you suspect that it might just be a gimmick and at $50+ a bottle, you are certainly paying some for it. However, KAH reposado is a really good tequila that can certainly be sipped and enjoyed well. A fun an original drink for aficionados and collectors.

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One thing that has to mentioned about this tequila is obviously the alcohol content. This is one of the stronger tequilas on the market, bottle at 55% alcohol content. It provides something very unique that other tequilas simply do not provide.

What I was surprised the most about was how the ethanol was NOT over bearing on the nose. If anyone has had a over 100 proof bottle of bourbon or vodka, the ethanol is very pronounced on the nose.

Great nose, not too sharp, the initial taste is of agave, slight sweetness, that rounds off into a great floral taste, full body and dry finish. Then the alcohol kicks! A great spicy peppery taste that is something I haven't been able to find in other tequilas. Absolutely tasty!

Very unique, I love it. And for around 45 - 50$, its a great buy. I definitely recommend this tequila. The scores represent the rareness of something like this on the tequila market, very few tequilas offer something close to cask strength. Great stuff!
Overall rating 
 
96
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95
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94
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95
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99
Price 
 
94
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100
Reviewed by nativeofbourbon March 15, 2011
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One thing that has to mentioned about this tequila is obviously the alcohol content. This is one of the stronger tequilas on the market, bottle at 55% alcohol content. It provides something very unique that other tequilas simply do not provide.

What I was surprised the most about was how the ethanol was NOT over bearing on the nose. If anyone has had a over 100 proof bottle of bourbon or vodka, the ethanol is very pronounced on the nose.

Great nose, not too sharp, the initial taste is of agave, slight sweetness, that rounds off into a great floral taste, full body and dry finish. Then the alcohol kicks! A great spicy peppery taste that is something I haven't been able to find in other tequilas. Absolutely tasty!

Very unique, I love it. And for around 45 - 50$, its a great buy. I definitely recommend this tequila. The scores represent the rareness of something like this on the tequila market, very few tequilas offer something close to cask strength. Great stuff!

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