Chamucos Diablo Blanco High Proof Tequila
Chamucos is a Highland tequila brand, conceived in 1992 by an Oscar-nominated Mexican film director, Antonio Urrutia, and his close friend, a hand-blown glass bottle artist, Cesar Hernandez. Chamucos — “dark, shadowy, creatures who appear in dreams and only visit briefly at night” — dance on the label of the bottle, both of which are made with recycled materials. The 100% agave tequila is made with organic Los Altos agave, distilled in a custom stainless steel alembic still.
The Diablo bottling sees the tequila bottled at 55% abv, and all that extra proof lends itself to oodles more complexity. Agave forward, with a splendid balance of vegetal, herbal, and fruity notes. Lemon peel, charcoal grilled meats, cilantro, and a hint of caramel sweetness play together beautifully for a great blanco sipper.