Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Espolón Tequila. Never heard of it? Probably because your favorite rapper's  favorite rapper hasn't held it up in his new video....lol. What do they know? Not much other than trends.... What do I know? A fine premium spirit when I taste it. Espolon is where it's at. This is the real deal Holyfield of Tequilas. Smooth with a bite. It's so good it's scary, kind of like the label. Espolón was originally introduced in the US in 2000, but in 2009 Gruppo Campari bought the Espolón brand along with the San Nicolas Distillery, "Best Factory in Mexico",where it is made.

Skyy Spirits, LLC, the U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, revamped the brand and markets and represents Espolón in the United States. It was reintroduced in 2010. The label art was "Inspired to the bone, Guadalupe and Rosarita joined Father Miguel Hidalgo in his valiant campaign for Mexican independence from Spain. As depicted in this label's scene - an illustration inspired by 19th century artistry - our couple fought fiercely, and fought with undying passion. As Ramon the Rooster crowed his shrill battle cry, the brave army of revolutionists clashed against tyranny, against the cruel caste system, willing to sacrifice everything for the cause. And although their bold efforts fell short, this movement set the stage for Mexico's eventual independence." Espolón is available in Blanco (silver) and Repasado (gold). Espolón Tequila Blanco has a clear color with a platinum cast. "On the nose are aromas of delicate, sweet agave, floral notes, tropical fruit and lemon zest with a hint of pepper. In the mouth there is a soft feel, light- to medium-bodied palate with bright agave flavor, and notes of pepper, vanilla bean and grilled pineapple. An elegant, clean finish ends with a hint of spice." Espolón Tequila Reposado - "The tequila displays a rich, golden-hued color with aromas of spice, caramel and a hint of chocolate. The expressive nose gives way to a bold, round mouth-feel with a medium-dry, full-bodied palate including rich roasted agave, sweet tropical fruit, and intense vanilla and brown spices. The flavor finishes slowly with a sweet, spicy fade creating a hedonistic reposado with añejo-like wood spiciness." You have got to try this as a shot or in your favorite margarita ASAP! Special shout out to the Intoxicologist, Rah @ http://www.facebook.com/TheEgpytianSunGod for getting me hooked on this fab Tequila! Bottoms up!


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