Review of Revolucion Tequila Reposado
|Revolucion Tequila Reposado|
I like tequila. Good tequila. I have for some time. I’m not, however, a fan of the whole shots with lime and salt licking thing. That’s one reason I like this tequila. You don’t need to drink it in shot form with enough chasers to drown a horse. Jose Cuervo, I’m looking in your direction.
Revolucion Tequila is a relative newcomer to the world of premium tequilas. Juan Carlos Arav founded the company in 1995, with his tequilas gaining praise quickly. The brand, known for the emblazoned “dos pistolas” on the bottles, carries five varieties, Silver, Reposado, Añejo, 100 Proof and Extra Añejo. I’m sure the 100 proof is more than sufficient to knock anyone on their ass.
This particular variety, the Reposado is a mellow drinking spirit, probably due to the fact that it’s twice distilled and aged 10 months in White Oak barrels (8 more than the legal minimum of 2 months), but still maintains enough bite to let you know it’s not an Añejo.
On first sip, it has mildly sweet and floral flavors. The feel is a little thinner than expected. The aroma has strong hints of floral and vanilla. You get a fair bit of spice on the finish with a good level of smoke throughout. It tastes like a tequila should taste. Its easy to see why it has won several awards, including, most recently, the 2012 Silver Medal Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America. I like it. I really like it, especially at about $40 a bottle. It’s a bit hard to find here in the US, but if you run across it and are looking for a good sipping tequila, pick up a bottle. You won’t be disappointed.