Agavero is a special liqueur, and a Tequilagringo favorite. So naturally, we were thrilled when the bottle they sent for review arrived at our doorstep.
The nose has notes of agave and we picked up a sweetness best described as a floral honey. The taste does not disappoint. It's aged in French Limousin casks, and that great wood brings out a wonderful flavor. Honey and nut, floral and agave are all infused to produce a sweet tasting tequila. We like it neat, and we love it right after dinner.
Perhaps just as fun to drink it is to watch your friends try it. Most approach it a bit scared, thinking back to their college years and wondering if they're going to be able to drink it without a lime in hand. They take a taste and the shock in the room is palpable. "This is drinkable. Wait. This is good. Hey! I like this!"
Agavero is actually a blend, made from both a reposado and an anejo (both 100% agave of course, and the anejo is aged 18mos and the repo for just under a year). That's not something you see too often. Combine that with the fact that it's infused with the essence of the Damiana flower (a rumored aphrodesiac), and that it's a tequila liqueur, and you have a great conversation piece among friends. It also makes a great gift, with its interesting story and pina shaped bottle with agave leaves carved into the glass.
Agavero is now available across the US at many upscale bars, clubs and restaurants. You can also find Agavero at fine liquor stores. Visit the Web site at www.agavero.com to find the location nearest you.
Agavero is an ultra-premium spirit that is created from a blend of 100% blue agave añejo and reposado tequilas hand blended with the essence of Damiana flower for unparalleled smoothness and taste.
Agavero is produced at los Camichines Distillery in the Jalisco region of Mexico where the blue agave plant is grown. This officially designated region includes the state of Jalisco, parts of adjoining states and the town of tequila for which the spirit is named.
The master distiller selects the highest quality 100% blue agave añejo and reposado tequilas that have been separately aged in specially charred, French Limousin oak barrels. The añejo tequila is aged up to eighteen months and the reposado tequila is rested for nearly a year. The tequilas are combined and then hand blended with the essence of Damiana, a flower indigenous to the hot mountains of Jalisco that has been rumored for centuries to stir up the emotions among individuals.
At 64 proof, Agavero can be enjoyed straight, on the rocks or in a number of cocktails.