Espolón Reposado Tequila
- Reposado Tequila
- Mexico, 700ml
Rich golden in colour. Bold, round palate, medium to full bodied with a rich roasted agave. Sweet tropical fruit, vanilla and brown spices. Long spicy finish.
- Distillery: Destiladora San Nicolas
- Type: Reposado Tequila
- Region: Jalisco, Mexico
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat, premium soda
Espolon's tequila Reposado, starts off life as Blanco. It's then rested for between 3-5 months in lightly charred, new American oak barrels to create a more complex and well-rounded character uniquely Espolòn. Made from 100% Blue Agave. This one begs to be shared in cocktails that deserve even greater tequila character.
Produced at the San Nicolas distillery in the Los Altos region of Jalisco. With its distinctive illustrated labels and reputation for playing rock music in the distillery to 'inspire' the agave, Espolon is regarded as something of a cult favourite.
A Master & His Dream - Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza spent decades learning both the science of distillation and the art of tequila making. His passion for it, matched with his strict attention to detail, allowed Cirilo to dedicate himself to the dream of creating a tequila of great quality that everyone could enjoy. In 1995 he met a local entrepreneur who shared his ambition. They formed a partnership which enabled the creation of a state-of-the-art home for this dream tequila. Destiladora San Nicolas became that home and Espolòn became that tequila. The award-winning tequilas of Espolòn stand as testament to Cirilo’s pioneering spirit, commitment to his art and promise to never give up on his dreams.
The Great Rooster Tale - When it came time to name his beloved tequila, Master Distiller Cirilo looked to another important part of Mexican culture for inspiration. Named for the spur of the rooster, a powerful symbol of national pride, Espolòn is a fitting tribute to the true storied culture of Mexico. Espolon call their rooster Ramón. He’s their icon and spirit animal. Ramón leads the charge. He’s not afraid to stir things up. And he can be counted on anytime you need a little spur to get things going.
The Legend Behind The Label - Espolòn, at its heart, is a tribute to Mexican culture. Espolon's artwork, like their tequila, borrows from the past and gives it a modern twist. Each label tells a story from Mexico’s rich history. Each captures a different moment, but all pay tribute to one true hero – José Guadalupe Posada. Posada was a 19th century artist and printmaker, a real pioneer and a bit of a rebel. His most famous work, the calavera (skulls), made powerful commentary on the social injustices of his time. With his sharp wit and clever hand, he gave his people a voice, and gave the art world a style that continues to influence pop culture today.
Let's Start A Revolution - Each year Mexico marks September 16 to celebrate its Independence. This day is chosen to commemorate the 1810 uprising which saw Father Miguel Hidalgo lead the people in the first stand against the injustices of Spanish rule. Espolon's Blanco label is a fitting tribute to that occasion. Here, Guadalupe and Rosarita fight alongside Father Hidalgo, known from this eventful day forward as the father of his country. Their very own Ramón the Rooster leads the charge, setting the stage for Mexico’s revolution.
A Tequila For Everyone
"We don’t simply produce tequila. We create it. Espolòn Tequila is the life-long aspiration of Maestro Tequilero, Cirilo Oropeza. Combining a background in chemical engineering and over 50 years of distilling experience, Cirilo blends the science of distilling with the art of tequila making. With a revolutionary spirit, strict attention to detail and his renowned unconventional methods, Cirilo had one simple goal: to create a tequila so good he was proud to share it with the world. Espolòn is that tequila. Named for the spur of the iconic rooster in Mexico, a national symbol of pride, and packaged in a spirited salute to the art of legendary José Guadalupe Posada, the tequilas of Espolòn are a powerful tribute to the true storied culture of Mexico itself. Like any good Maestro, Cirilo has his secrets. But he’s proud to share the keys to making his beloved Espolòn: an exceptional premium tequila accessible to everyone." Espolon
- Silver - 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
- Bronze - 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition
- Finalist - 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
- Silver Outstanding - 2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition
- Gold - 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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