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AGA•VIE Esprit D'Agave D'Argent

AGA•VIE Esprit
D'Agave D'Argent


By Robert Plotkin

Consumers today place a high value on innovation. Having the opportunity to sip something entirely new and novel is exactly the kind of experience most enthusiasts are looking for. And should the innovative spirit be thoroughly delicious, so much the better. Such is the case with AGA•VIE Esprit D'Agave D'Argent, a delectable, groundbreaking spirit that blends premium blanco tequila with lush, young Cognac. Guaranteed you haven't tasted anything remotely like it before.

AGA•VIE D'Argent is made on a foundation of tequila crafted at a state-of-the-art distillery in Jalisco near Amatitán. The agaves used in production are baked in stainless steel autoclaves, shredded and fermented in large tanks with a proprietary strain of yeast. The fermented wash is then double-distilled in pot stills, after which the unaged tequila is reduced to 55% alcohol by volume (110 proof).

Here's where things get really interesting. The small batch spirit is shipped to the Charentes River Valley in the heart of the Cognac region of France. There the blanco tequila is blended with young eaux-de-vie distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes under the direct supervision of Master Distiller Didier Mourier. The ultra-premium blend is then re-distilled in a column still and bottled at 80 proof.

The result is phenomenal, a hybrid spirit with a unique, tantalizing character. The crystal clear AGA•VIE D'Argent possesses a velvety, medium-weight body and a wafting herbal, coconut, chocolate and citrus bouquet. It has a gentle entry that immediately expands into a full, semisweet palate of oranges, vanilla, tropical fruit and baking spices. The lingering finish is warm and spicy.

AGA•VIE D'Argent is a gustatory gem, a spirit ideal for use in any number of contemporary cocktails. It marries seamlessly with brandy and tequila, and is a natural featured in specialty Margaritas. But before you go off and start mixing AGA•VIE in cocktails, make sure you take a long moment and sip the French import neat. You owe it to yourself.

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