Tequila David Reyes (750mL)
David Reyes is one of the most sought after Commercial Agave Growers (agaveros) in Jalisco, Mexico. For almost 3 decades, he has honed his craft with dedicated quality work habits that were instilled in him by his father. Tequila David Reyes’ farms are considered to be in the Highlands and Midlands, at approximately 4,000 feet elevation and use traditional agave growing protocols combined with high-tech satellite photography, natural fertilization and pest control.
Production & Fermentation:
Tequila David Reyes’ sought-after agaves are slowly oven baked only to bring out the true characteristics of his prized pinas. The ovens are heavily monitored for at least 26 hours. The horno doors are not opened for a day and a half afterwards. This allows the pinas to unhurriedly continue baking, and then, naturally cool off. Not wanting to have anything influence the final flavor and aroma of Tequila David Reyes like a two-ton stone wheel does, the baked pinas are shredded by 5 different diamond bit shredders. In this manner, David achieves 95% extraction from the pinas. Tequila David Reyes is Fermented in stainless steel vats ensures that his agaves preserve the valued characteristics for which they are known. This prevents the precious agave from picking up ANY other traits that wooden vats would bring into the process.
The tequila is then distilled using a high quality copper alambique (still), the double distillation process produces a consistent 142 proof alcohol. The aforementioned spring water is then introduced in order to bottle Tequila David Reyes at 80 proof/ (40% ABV).
Rather than sourcing cheaper glass bottles from Europe or Asia, every bottle of Tequila David Reyes is proudly made in Mexico using century’s old glass making techniques. The Private Label Reserve Blanco tequila is then hand-bottled, hand-corked, and hand-labeled using David Reyes’ own hand-designed insignia.
Appearance: bright, pure, platinum, and pristine in color, but not so iridescent that it resembles mercury. The legs and tears sheet easily down any proper glass.
Aroma: Significant baked agave presence with balanced hints of anise, with a great baked agave presence. Herbaceous, and slightly floral.
Palate: A lovely, slightly sweet intake with a progressive peppery explosion at the back of the palate.
Finish: Excellent structure, with a short to medium finish.