Cazadores Reposado Tequila
2012 & 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver Medal Winner
The original Tequila Cazadores, Reposado (meaning rested) spends up to a year in new American oak barrels, creating a perfect balance of agave and woody flavors.
Originally created in 1922 by Don Jose Maria Banuelos, the Tequila Cazadores original recipe was kept a secret for five decades, before being launched to the public. Produced in Jalisco, one of the five states in Mexico allowed to produce tequila, Cazadores comes from blue agave harvested exclusively in the Jalisco highlands where the warm temperatures, high elevation, and soil mineral quality make for the best agave. Cazadores supports the community by working with local jimadors to meticulously select each 100% highland blue Weber agave once it has reached full maturity at 40-55kg. The jimadors cut each agave very low to remove its leaves, which reduces the potential for bitter notes in the tequila.
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.