Caballito Cerrero Chato Añejo 750ML
Caballito Cerrero Chato Añejo 750ML
Caballito Cerrero Chato Añejo 750ML - Caballito Cerrero's 14-month-aged chato agave spirit is unique and rebellious. Although it fits the criteria to be called tequila, it is instead referred to as a "distillate de agave." The chato agave variety in this expression is similar to espadin, commonly used in mezcal.
Aged for 14 months in ex-bourbon casks, this agave spirit is layered and complex, with a refined taste. The aging process in the ex-bourbon casks adds depth and richness to the flavor profile, making it a distinct and unique agave spirit.
Caballito Cerrero was founded in 1950 by Don Alfonso Jiménez Rosales, who founded Herradura. After a family dispute with Herradura, Don Alfonso started Caballito Cerrero, "the one that doesn't need horseshoes." The agave spirit is produced at the Santa Rita factory, built in 1873 by Don Alfonso's father-in-law.
The distillery produces a traditional tequila or agave spirit, but in 2018 they decided to drop the name "tequila." The decision was made due to several factors, including tequila's use of 100% blue agave, which Caballito Guerrero doesn't adhere to. The distillery also feels that the global demands placed on tequila production often force tequila brands to modernize in pursuit of yields, something they refuse to do.
Caballito Cerrero's 14-month-old chato agave spirit is unique and rebellious, capturing traditional agave spirit production. It is perfect for anyone who appreciates a distinct and complex flavor profile in their spirits.
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
Where do you ship to?
Currently, we only ship within California.
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California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.