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Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila

Jose Cuervo
Tradicional 100% de
Agave Reposado Tequila

 

By Robert Plotkin
http://www.cuervo.com

There is no name more famous in the tequila world than Jose Cuervo. But did you know that there were two Jose Cuervos? Jose Antonio de Cuervo is widely acknowledged as the first person to ever produce what would eventually become known as tequila. In 1795, his son, Jose Maria Guadalupe Cuervo, was granted the first license to commercially produce tequila from King Carlos IV of Spain. The brand has remained internationally renowned for two centuries. Few products better illustrate why the distillery has achieved preeminence than Jose Cuervo Tradicional 100% de Agave Reposado Tequila.

Made in the town of Tequila at the Jose Cuervo distillery—La Rojeña—Tradicional is handcrafted entirely from mature blue agaves. The harvested piñas are steamed in clay ovens prior to being pressed and fermented. The tequila is double-distilled and then aged in white oak casks for 6 months. It is made in limited production and bottled at 80-proof.

A few moments alone with Tradicional Reposado will reveal why it's the bestselling 100% agave tequila in Mexico. The straw-colored tequila has a medium–weight body with a generous bouquet of oak and herbaceous aromas. The palate features the flavors of herbs, caramel and vanilla, all of which last long into the warm, spicy finish.

Most enthusiasts don't know that Jose Cuervo Tradicional is actually a vintage dated tequila. The lower label on the bottle pictured above contains the phrase "212 años," which means that it was produced in 2007.

 


Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila Recipes

Anita Margarita
Salt rimmed house specialty glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Roses Lime Juice
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 1/2 oz. lime sour mix
Shake and strain
Lime wedge garnish
Desert Sunrise
Bucket glass, ice
Build in glass
1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
Fill with grapefruit juice
Lime wedge garnish
My Baby Grand Margarita
Salt rimmed cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
3/4 oz. Absolut Ruby Red
1/2 oz. Roses Lime Juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
Shake and strain
Lime wedge garnish