Cazcanes No.10 Blanco Still Strength Tequila
Cazcanes sources natural artesian water for their tequila. The water starts off as rain high up in the pristine peaks of the San Pedro De Los Landeros Mountains. It slowly travels through natural minerals deep within the volcanic mountains before emerging at the Navichi springs. They hand select each individual Weber Blue agave for harvest during peak sugar levels to deliver a distinctly rich taste. The “piñas” are then cooked and put through a roller mill to extract and concentrate their flavors. Next comes fermentation, using natural wild yeast, followed by distillation in alembic pot stills. The attention to detail continues through every step of the process until the tequila finds its final resting place in a hand-blown glass bottle.
The No. 10 Still Strength is bottled at a full proof of 54% abv. On the nose you;ll find cooked agave, lime, black pepper, grassiness, and a hint of minerality. The palate is big and bold, with more black pepper, citrus oils, green olive, anise, jalapeno, and a lovely saltiness. As is expected for such a high proof Tequila, the finish goes on and on and on, balancing the earthiness and minerality with a hint of sweetness.