100% Blue Agave Reposado tequila gently rested in new Mizunara oak casks. Exploring the possibilities of agave and woods, this gently rested tequila delivers mild notes of apricot and butterscotch, for a truly unique taste profile that will surprise and enamor the tequila connoisseur.
Light, bright golden with a silky texture, and long pronounced legs. Aromas of orange blossom, magnolia with gentle notes of honey and sandalwood. Balanced notes of oak, butterscotch and apricot. Long finish with hints of coffee bean and mellow spice.
The history of Los Dragones of San Miguel de Allende is especially inspiring, and features prominently in the foundation of modern Mexico. At the epicenter of Mexico’s lucrative silver trade in the late 1700s, San Miguel was an extremely prosperous town.
The Queen’s most elite cavalry, the Dragones, were strategically stationed in San Miguel to protect the Queen’s interests. By the late 1700’s, the Dragones of San Miguel, an elite cavalry of the Queen’s army that had already been in Mexico for four generations, garnered much influence and power in business and trade throughout the region.
Led by General Ignacio Allende, the Dragones eventually began questioning the heavy taxes imposed on the Mexican people. During the late 1700’s, the Dragones, led by General Ignacio Allende, joined forces with influential leaders in the church, including Father Hidalgo, the parish priest in nearby Dolores, to seek independence from Spain.
It was the passion and fortitude of these Dragones that forever changed the face of Mexico. eneral Ignacio Allende, head of the Queen’s army and leader of the Dragones, worked closely with Father Hidalgo to spark Mexico’s Independence movement. On September 16th, 1810, Father Hidalgo delivered his cry of independence speech, known as “El Grito.”
Casa Dragones bottles commemorate this important date in Mexican history with a ‘16’ on its label and a ‘16’ inscribed on the bottom of every Casa Dragones Blanco bottle. 16 is also the address at La Casa Dragones.
Tequila Reposado refers to Tequilas that have been ‘rested’, or aged, in oak barrels for a minimum of two months but not more than one year. Depending on the specific flavors a tequilero wishes to impart on the spirit, a variety of different barrels may be used, from Brandy and Bourbon, to Wine and Sherry. The time spent on the wood allows Reposado Tequilas to mellow as they age, softening and rounding powerful flavor components brought by the agave and marrying them to subtle notes of caramel and vanilla brought by the barrel itself.