Tahona Blanco Flight
Why we love this Tequila Flight
If you’ve made your way into the world of agave, you’ve undoubtedly heard of, and learned about the Tahona - a wheel made of stone, weighing over a ton, used to crush agave fibers after they’ve been cooked. As the world of Tequila evolves, and so do its methods, some producers have decided to stay the course with this original production method, a homage and nod to traditions, and also the flavors that built this now booming industry.
Opinions on flavor profiles from tahona-made Tequila’s range, but for me, and the reason I’ve arranged these three together, I find flavors of cooked agave to be more present, rounder mouthfeel - sometimes with a little more salinity -, and notes of earth and minerals. In the aromas I find wildflowers, vegetal notes like warm apples, and that creamy sweetness that one can only find in a distillery as the agaves are roasting. There is also a little bit of agave funk to them, reminiscent of butter on bread. Folks, this is what Tequila at its very essence, is.
- Carolyn Kissick, Director of Education and Experience
Tequila Included in Flight:
- 1 Cascahuin Tahona Blanco (84 Proof)
- 1 Wild Common Blanco (84 Proof)
- 1 Siete Leguas Blanco (80 Proof)
Cascahuin Tahona BlancoMaster Distiller: Salvador Rosales Torres
Aroma: White pepper, citrus leaves(like standing in a citrus grove, earth), sweet potato, orange blossom, green agave
Palate: Cooked agave, honeyed mouth feel, fresh vegetal and herbal notes (cut grass, meyer lemon, tropical fruits), savory green olive and green pepper. caramelized banana, dry minerality appear in lingering form once swallowed.
Finish: long lasting with a crisp finale
Fortaleza BlancoMaster Distiller: Guillermo Sauza
Aroma: cooked agave, yeast, butter, citrus
Palate: sweet familiar notes of cooked agave followed by black pepper, salty vegetal flavors, citrus, minerality and a smooth buttery mouth feel
Finish: well oiled mouthfeel and sweetness that lingers
Siete Leguas BlancoMaster Distiller: Arturo Valle-Salcedo
Aroma: cooked agave, minerality, basil, mint, lime
Palate: cracked pepper, cooked agave, jalapeno, lime, slight vanilla tones, citrus zest
Finish: fresh and zesty, flavors change and develop over time