Arrogante Tequila Blanco

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Arrogante Tequila Blanco

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Arrogante Tequila Blanco

Arrogante Blanco Tequila is double distilled in traditional copper pot stills and bottled directly after distillation. Arrogante comes in a uniquely decorated wide mouth bottle, inside an embossed tin container.

Blue Agaves, used in production of Arrogante Tequila, are grown in the Highlands of Jalisco, known as "Los Altos". Due to the higher altitudes above sea level, these Agave plants take more time to mature than plants grown in the plains, and since it takes more time, the plants consolidate more Agave flavors and then impart these flavors into the final Tequila. In addition, Agave plants that are grown in the Highlands often yield a sweeter citrus flavor, and boast more vegan notes. Agave plants take 7 to 9 years to grow before they are perfect for harvest.

Planting, tending and harvesting the Agave plants remain a manual effort, unchanged by modern technologies, and stretching back hundreds of years. The men who harvest the ripe Agave, the "jimadores", possess generations of knowledge about the plants. The jimadores cut the stems off the plants with the "coa" (knife similar to a machete, but with the rounded blade), and harvest the "heart" of the Agave, which looks like a pineapple (that is why we call it "piña", which means pineapple). An Agave "piña" can weigh up to 80 kilos (normally, it weights around 45-60 kilos). These hearts of the Agave are used to produce Tequila.

We slow-bake our Blue Agaves via traditional methods, in stone ovens called “hornos”. This method ensures that the sugars are properly cooked and not caramelized. Only the juice from the first pressing of the baked Agaves is used, and is then slowly fermented ("mosto"), a process that requires approximately 72-96 hours. In an effort to reduce costs and speed up production, many other producers use stainless steel autoclaves to pressure cook the Agaves and jump-start fermentation with chemically treated commercial yeast. No such short cuts are practiced in the production of Arrogante Tequila.

The closer a distillery follows traditional artisanal methods of Tequila production, the better the final result - taste and flavor of the spirit. The master distillers carefully preserve the secrets of production, which are passed from generation to generation. The careful adherence to the artisanal methods of production and strict quality control on each step of the way are the secrets behind the luscious smoothness and richness of flavors which characterize Arrogante Tequila.

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A very nice blanco value!
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My love affair with Arrogante started with my review of the añejo and continued with the reposado. If you read the blog often, you know that the only thing I love more than a good tequila is a good tequila that is a good value. Arrogante qualifies as both. I tried the line backwards, but it goes without saying that I'm looking forward to trying this blanco.

Price: $30-35/bottle

Aroma: Loads of cooked agave and floral notes with light spice.

Initial Taste: A very nice entry of cooked agave, grassy notes and citrus.

Body: Medium bodied. The vegetal notes advance for a nice balance with the agave sweetness and the light spice. Good balance.

Finish: The finish lingers nicely with grassy notes, pepper and agave sweetness. A quality finish.

I had high expectations for this blanco and it didn't disappoint. You can definitely tell some of the notes from this that creep into the aged expressions. For around $30, this is a wonderful tequila value. The bottle is unique as well and looks great on the bar. And all around good tequila buy. Salud!
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