La Gritona Reposado 750ML
La Gritona Reposado 750ML
La Gritona Reposado 750ML - DISTILLED AND BOTLLED IN VALLE DE GUADALUPE, JALISCO, MEXICO
La Gritona Reposado Tequila is a subtle rested tequila distilled by Melly Barajas and her staff of women at her small distillery in Valle De Guadalupe, Jalisco (NOM 1533). Melly distills La Gritona with agave that has a maturation age of between 9-10 years, and all of her piñas must originate in the iron-rich red soil of the local Jalisco highlands. These agave plants are cultivated at the height of their sugar production, near the end of the life cycle. They are put into ovens within 24 hours of trimming,
Melly’s agave is steam cooked in two thick-walled earthen ovens for 24 hours and then allowed to rest for another 24 hours before crushing. Next, the collected liquid is naturally fermented in open steel vats at a rate dictated by the local air temperature. Once fermentation is completed, they distill their nascent Blanco tequila twice. Finally, they rest the distilled Blanco in reused American whiskey barrels for eight months before filtering and bottling.
They char the barrels very lightly if necessary and allow them to be used for other rested tequilas before their resting period so that the residual oak, the residual whiskey, and the leached color from both can be as stunted as possible while the reposado ages.
They do not use copper stills or a tahona and do not diffuse or use an autoclave. Instead, after cooking, the agave is crushed with steel shredders and distilled in liquid in steel stills. Every step of production takes place under one roof, and the facility is overseen by a small staff of local women that work each process from start to finish.
They currently bottle an average of 12,500 liters per batch. All the agave remnants left over after production are given to local farmers to use as cattle feed. The bottles are hand blown with recycled Mexican glass in Zapopan, an hour away from the distillery.
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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.
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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.