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Casamigos Blanco Tequila | 40% vol | 70cl | Hints of Citrus | Vanilla & Sweet Agave | Crisp & Clean | Tequila Blanco | Made from Hand-Selected Blue Weber Agave

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While it is a celebrity-endorsed liquor, it is an excellent brand with light flavor but a solid punch.

The “ultra-premium highlands tequila” uses all the beverage buzz words, like “small batch production,” and “distilled in handmade copper pot stills.” But beyond the hype, it’s a smooth, easy to drink option; naturally sweetened with the rich aroma of mature agave plants, with a clean finish.

Casamigos is not just celebrity hype.

Unlike other Blanco tequilas, Casamigos Blanco can be easy to drink because of its sweet taste, but some tequila enthusiasts find it too sweet for a Blanco. When añejo tequila is done right, it’s at once rich and flavorful, smooth yet complex. That’s what you get from Casa Noble’s new añejo, a skillful and impressive blend of 12 extra añejos and nine añejos, aged in new French oak for one to five full years (most añejos are aged for a year max) with notes of ripe fruit, vanilla, white chocolate, roasted nuts, and spice. An undertone of sweet cooked agave recalls this tequila’s fresh Blanco roots. The bottle, resembling an agave spear, is also eye-catching to display. Founded in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2018, Dano’s Tequila just won Best in Class Añejo at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Dano’s also won the Gold Medal in the 2019 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Tasting Competition, and the Double Gold and Gold in the 2018 SIP Awards.

Something I do want to note is that, while there are about three items that look handwritten on the label (including George Clooney’s signature), it actually appears that everything is printed. However, I would not recommend using Casamigos Blanco as a mixer, as its sweetness and higher price point make it less suitable for such purposes. Palate: Initially there was quite a ‘heavy’, oily mouthfeel, and there's a lot more sweetness than you’d expect: vanilla and hints of lemon meringue pie, with whispers of oak influence. The greenness comes through too, with notes of tomato leaf, basil, and fresh mint. Absolutely delicious – very easy to sip and would mix fabulously too.

Alongside Casamigos Blanco Tequila, the brand also produces it’s popular Casamigos Reposado and Casamigos Añejo Tequilas, along with other non-tequila spirits such as mezcal. Añejo tequila can often be recognized by its rich, caramel color, and it must be aged for at least one year (though most are aged three years) to bear the “Añejo” name. This tequila is complex and full-bodied, and is recommended for sipping, though it works great for tequila-oriented takes on classic drinks like a Moscow Mule or Negroni as well.

If you’re looking for Tequila for shots, I suggest choosing a cheaper option as long as it is made from 100% agave. Is Casamigos good for shots?

Casamigos: the “house of friends.”

It may not come from the same distillery where it all started, but the spirit has an excellent flavor profile that makes you want another glass. For the bottle itself, this is the most boring and unimaginative design I think I’ve seen yet. It’s literally just a bottle. As in, someone took a beer bottle and over-inflated it a little bit. Which I suppose makes sense here, given the history of the brand — this was never intended to be a brand of tequila offered for sale, only for private consumption. So spending a ton of time on a fancy bottle didn’t make sense. With Diageo now behind the wheel, though, you’d think that they would have done something more fancy… so if this was a conscious decision to lean into the origins of the brand, then I might actually applaud the choice. Sure, tequila shots are fun at parties (and maybe gives you some liquid courage before stepping onto that karaoke stage), but artists rapping about “shots of Patrón” have really given tequila an undeservedly bad (and, ahem, cheap) rep.

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