El Tesoro Reposado Tequila
El Tesoro ages their Reposado tequila in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for nine to eleven months. This careful process creates a sweet and smoky flavor, with hints of vanilla and oak.
- Appearance: Straw
- Aroma: Smoky oak with hints of fruit, vanilla and dill
- Taste: Robust blend of oak and agave with smoke and pepper
- Finish: Pepper forward with oak notes
All of their organic waste—the pencas that are cut off the agaves, the weeds that grow during the rainy season, the pulp from the cooked agave—goes into compost. The water Tesoro uses on production gets recycled, and they are about to install solar panels for energy at the distillery. In the agave fields they're also using all-natural herbicides and fertilizers as well as biologic pest control.