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Luna Nueva Anejo 100% Agave Tequila

Luna Nueva Añejo 100%
Agave Tequila

 

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

Since ancient times, the new moon has been a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. So it's not surprising that this luxurious tequila should adopt as its name Luna Nueva, or "new moon." It embodies what aficionados and enthusiasts adore most about boutique tequilas. It is a romantic spirit graced with style, class and a boatload of character.

Luna Nueva 100% Agave Tequila is crafted at family-owned and operated Premium de Jalisco [NOM 1558] in Mazamitla, Jalisco, under the direct supervision of 3rd generation master distiller Don Wilfrido Ortega Casas. The agaves used in distillation come from both the Lowlands and Highlands. After harvesting, they are baked in stone ovens and slowly fermented before being double-distilled in traditional pot stills. The entire range is bottled at 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof).

All-world Luna Nueva Añejo 100% Agave Tequila is aged for 18 months in new American and French oak barrels. It has a dark amber hue, a velvety smooth body and a wafting bouquet of cinnamon, spices, vanilla and fresh citrus. The palate is loaded with spice, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla and light peppery notes. Thankfully the finish lingers on the palate for an agreeably long time.

The altogether marvelous Luna Nueva Reposado Tequila is aged for a minimum of 6 months in new American and French oak barrels. The amber-hued, limited edition tequila has a satiny, medium-weight body and an alluring bouquet of vanilla, red currants, apricots, butterscotch and toffee. The complex finish delivers the added flavors of orange peel, toasted oak, tobacco, chocolate and cloves.

Luna Nueva Silver Tequila is bottled directly from the still. The lively, light-bodied spirit is redolent with the aromas of tropical fruit, lemon grass and fresh herbs. The long, satiny finish has a hint of clove, chocolate and white pepper.

¡Salud!

 


Luna Nueva Añejo Tequila Recipes

Heart And Soul
Salt rimmed Margarita glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
2 oz. Luna Nueva Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. organic agave nectar
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. orange juice
Shake and strain
Fill with grapefruit soda
Orange wheel garnish
New Moon Michelata
Salt rimmed pint glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 3/4 oz. Luna Nueva Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
3-4 dashes Tabasco Sauce
2 pinches salt
2 pinches black pepper
2 pinches seasoned salt
3 oz. tomato juice
Shake and strain
Fill with Tecate Mexican Lager
Lime wedge garnish
Senorita Margarita
Salt rimmed Margarita glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 1/2 oz. Luna Nueva Reposado Tequila
3/4 oz. Cointreau
1 1/2 oz. lime sour mix
3/4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
Shake and strain
Float 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
Lime wheel garnish