Calle 23 Criollo Blanco Tequila

This very special release had French-born biochemist and engineer Sophie Decobecq designing a tequila that is crafted with 100% criollo agaves. This smaller and sweeter cousin of the blue Weber agave makes for a unique unaged tequila that is bottled at 98.6 proof.
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Sophie Decobecq is a French biochemist and engineer with a deep passion for Mexican culture that is only rivaled by her deep understanding of fermentation and distilling techniques. Having worked at the Polytechnics Institute and lived in Mexico for the better part of her life, Calle 23 is her brainchild and passion project, offering a range of premium tequila.

The tequila starts its journey in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico. In the highlands, the agaves thrive during the hot and sunny dry periods, soaking during the rainy seasons. The mineral-rich soil results in high-quality agaves that take between 7 and 9 years to reach peak maturity. That is when the Jimadores harvest the piñas (hearts) of the plants.

Once the ripe piñas are harvested, they are cut and cooked in stainless steel autoclave vats for 15 hours. After they have been cooked, the fibers and sugars are left to ferment, the yeast transforming the sugars into alcohol. Finally, the juice is slowly double-distilled in pot stills. Each of the Calle 23 expressions is then left to mature in ex-bourbon casks, the Blanco being the exception ― this one is brought to proof with pure spring water and bottled by hand.

While the production process is the same, Calle 23 Criollo Blanco is a different beast. The criollo agaves are a smaller, sweeter cousin of the blue Weber variant. Inspired by the birth of her son, Sophie went about creating a special expression with 100% criollo agaves. Bottled at a higher 98.6 proof,

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Proof 98.6 (49.3% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Tequila Quiote
Size 750mL
Super-bright and citrusy aromas greet the nose, followed by agave, honey, peppercorn, green bell pepper, and hints of mint. The sweet palate has cooked agave, mint, and hints of spice, culminating in a refreshingly fruity finish with a touch of ginger.
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