header home Backbar Bar Station Recipe Database Month's Feature "Drink-o-pedia" Mixology Contact

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

Clase Azul Reposado


By Robert Plotkin

Talk about an appropriately named product. Clase Azul 100% Agave is a lush, sophisticated spirit possessing all of the delectable qualities that's made Tequila the darling of American consumers.

The critically acclaimed range is made in Jesús Maria-Ayottián in Arandas, Jalisco at Productos Finos de Agave—NOM 1416. It's handcrafted using traditional techniques long ago abandoned by other distillers as too costly and labor-intensive. Mature, certified organic agaves are baked in stone ovens ("hornos") for three days before being slowly fermented with a proprietary strain of yeast. The 100% agave Tequila is double-distilled in small batches and reduced to 80 proof with purified water. The brand's hand-painted, Talavera-style decanters were introduced by Spanish artisans during Mexico's colonial period.

Award-winning Clase Azul Reposado Tequila is aged for a minimum of 8 months in three types of oak barrels and casks. Each contributes to the Tequila's exquisite character. The reposado has a burnished copper appearance, a satiny, lightweight body and a wafting bouquet brimming with the aromas of vanilla, baking spices and roasted peppers with light smoky notes. The Tequila has a soft, gentle entry and a dry, warming palate of caramel and toasted oak that gradually fades into a mildly spicy, slightly smoky finish. It's a genuinely glorious experience—like a soothing massage for the senses.

Introduced in 2007, Clase Azul Ultra Tequila is an extra añejo aged a minimum of 5 years in heavily charred, sherry oak casks. The ultra-premium Tequila is produced in limited quantity of no more than 100 bottles per production run. Ranked among the category's elite, the Tequila has a bouquet of fruit, cocoa and citrus aromas and a lingering, spice and fruit-laced finish.

The Clase Azul Plata Tequila is an elegant spirit from start to extended finish. The Tequila is generously endowed with enticing floral and herbal aromas, a complex savory palate and a floral and spice finish. It makes a perfect entree to the category.

The Clase Azul portfolio is luxurious and best define what it means to treat yourself well…really well.