Casamigos Reposados Tequila Subheading
Founded by three longtime friends with a shared indulgence for tequila shots, tequila on the rocks and at times, tequila straight from the bottle, Casamigos Tequila is the passion project of George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman.
Born from the bonds of friendship with the three men owing neighbouring properties in Jalisco, Mexico, Casamigos translates to ‘House Of Friends’ and was made for sharing, enjoying and celebrating in good company.
With three styles of tequila to choose from including Blanco, Reposado and Anejo all made from 100% Blue Weber Agave from the highlands of Jalisco, Casamigos Tequila promises a taste so smooth it requires no lime or salt.
With a thorough fermentation process creating unique, rich and fruit-forward notes, there’s no doubt that these high-quality spirits well and truly deliver. We chatted with the Casamigos crew about the origins, production and brand fruition of their tequila, before immediately making ourselves a Margarita…
Q&A with Casamigos
How do the ingredients and distilling process make Casamigos the best tasting, smoothest tequila?
Casamigos Tequila hand selects only the best Blue Weber Agave from the Highlands region of Jalisco. Each agave is cooked in traditional masonry ovens, before being processed and distilled. All Casamigos Tequila is aged in active, ex-Bourbon casks which gives the spirit it’s signature nougatine and vanilla palate.
What’s the difference between Tequila and Mezcal, for any tequila novices playing at home?
Tequila can only be made with one particular species of agave plant – the Blue Weber Agave. These agaves are difficult to grow and thrive only in certain parts of Mexico. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made with a variety of agave plants – there’s around 200 species that are native to Mexico!
There are different areas where great varieties of the plant grow, such as Oaxacan grown Espadin which is used to make Casamigos Mezcal.
Whilst Tequila had a rigorous set of rules around its production, the rules are different for Mezcal, allowing producers like Casamigos to cook the Espadin agave for 4-6 days in earthen pits – this gives Casamigos Mezcal its signature smoky finish.
Why do you think a blend of these two different versions of tequila work so well together?
Each tequila is unique and has something different to bring to the table. Casamigos Blanco is my go-to in a Paloma, but Casamigos Mezcal makes for an awesome smoky, spicy Margarita. Different occasions call for different types of agave spirit!
Tell us a bit about the long standing friendship between Casamigos and George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman. How did they first come about?
These guys all have neighbouring properties in Mexico, and bonded over a love of Tequila and entertaining. Whilst the brand began with them, Casamigos Tequila has become synonymous with enjoying great drinks with even better friends. It says it all in the name – Casamigos translates directly to House of Friends!
When, where and how would you recommend Casamigos be enjoyed, for someone who’s never tried it before?
Casamigos should always be enjoyed with friends! It is great in a cocktail, but my favourite way to enjoy Casamigos is the Reposado, Rocks and Orange serve. Grab a wedge of orange, muddle it in the bottom of a glass with a cocktail muddler on the back of a wooden spoon, then add 30mls of Casamigos Reposado and a few cubes of ice. It’s delicious!
What kinds of awards has Casamigos won?
Casamigos Tequila has been awarded a Gold Medal at the San Fransisco Spirits Awards – the Olympics of spirits – and has a score of 92 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the biggest spirits and wine publication in the USA.
Where can people get their hands on Casamigos Tequila?
Get your hands on Casamigos Tequila in Blanco, Reposado and Anejo styles today by dropping into a Liquor Barons near you. Find your local HERE.
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