Tres Agaves Reposado

by Jason Lightner | July 9th, 2013 | Spirits

agave n barbed wireAs a fan of good tequila, and as a person who lives in a state that makes it unreasonably difficult to find great variety, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find worthwhile spirits that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately for Parched No More readers, the selection hasn’t quite run its course just yet.

Tres Agaves has been sampled on this website before. Their silver offering made a believer out of this aficionado with its smooth character and delicate flavor. Today, ladies and gentlemen, we will be looking at the middle child of the bunch, Tres Agaves Reposado.

As a blended tequila, Tres Agaves Reposado hits the mark. The company’s master distiller utilizes a combination of Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and Heaven Hill barrels, with an aging timeframe of 6-9 months in order to achieve the desired flavor. This tequila’s great for two things: putting in one’s mouth and swallowing.

The spirit is presented in a similar fashion to its younger sibling, in a slender bottle with a charming parchment label. The color scheme is green instead of blue, perhaps hinting at the slightly grassy notes present in the drink.

The aroma is heavy on the oak and agave, and the spirit teases the nose with a fresh sweetness. A small sip of a neat shot provides an immediate warming sensation and the robust flavor of blue agave. Combined with oaky and slightly grassy bits of pleasure, the tequila provides the imbiber with an experience that is well worth the price of admission. The finish is long, comforting, and not unlike a heavy blanket in a New England Autumn.

Tres Agave Reposado is a fine sipping tequila, either neat or on the rocks. With a small squeeze of fresh lime juice, by golly, there’s a cocktail a-brewin’. For a pleasingly upscale margarita, combine Tres Agaves Reposado, Cointreau orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice, stir liberally, and add a dash of crushed sea salt. If it wasn’t a good day already, it’s about to be.

Tres Agaves Reposado can be had for a little over $30 at most respectable liquor establishments, and it’s a small price to pay for quality.

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