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Espolon Tequila ReviewEspolón Tequila tells BourbonBlog.com that they have returned to the United States after a brief absence with the same award-winning liquid but with a whole new look. We are reviewing this Tequila below, but first a bit on the new packaging of this cult-favorite tequila pays as it pays homage to the brave men and women who fiercely fought to establish what is known as today’s “Real Mexico.” Rich in iconic imagery, Espolón Tequila’s unique labels celebrate Mexico’s storied culture as well as the iconic rooster – a symbol of national pride.

The labels, illustrated by artist Steven Noble, are in a traditional 19th Century “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead)-style images, the labels illustrate the fictitious journey of characters Rosarita and Guadalupe, with their inspirational companion, Ramón the Rooster, depicting the struggles of the Mexican people during pivotal moments in history.
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Tequila: Espolón Tequila Blanco

Distillery: Destiladora San Nicolas, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Proof: 80 Proof, 40% ABV

Color: Crystal clear tequila

Notes: Made from 100% pure Blue Agave—sourced from the Los Altos (highlands) region of Jalisco, Mexico

Nose: Agave, light almond, citrus

Taste: Enters with very soft-mouth feel some citrus and pineapple with a silky and approachable agave and hints of  black pepper mid-palate.

Finish: Clean finish of Vanilla bean with notes of white chocolate and marzipan

About the Espolón Tequila Blanco label art:

Espolón Tequila Blanco: The Espolón Tequila Blanco label tells the story of Guadalupe and Rosarita joining Father Miguel Hidalgo in his brave campaign for Mexican
independence from Spain. As depicted in this label’s scene, the duo fought fiercely with undying passion. As Ramón the Rooster crowed his shrill battle cry, the brave army of revolutionists clashed against tyranny, against the cruel caste system, willing to sacrifice everything for the cause. This movement set the stage for Mexico’s eventual independence.

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Tequila: Espolón Tequila Reposado

Distillery: Destiladora San Nicolas, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico

Age: Aged six months in American Oak barrels

Proof: 80 Proof, 40% ABV

Color: Golden hue

Notes: Made from 100% pure Blue Agave—sourced from the Los Altos (highlands) region of Jalisco, Mexico

Nose: Banana, sweet and richer and juicier on Agave than in the Blanco

Taste: Sweet tropical fruit, hints of mint, a floral vanilla and caramel candy. Touch of oak with rounded mouthfeel and some herb-like flavors. Pepperiness that was present in Blanco seems overshadowed by sweetness, though there is a touch a pepper.

Finish: Vanilla and sweet, mildly spicy cinnamon

About the Espolón Tequila Reposado Label: Spain’s Hernando Cortés captured the Aztec capital of Tenochititlan, conquering its people and building Mexico City in its place. As illustrated in the Espolón Tequila Reposado label, Guadalupe and Rosarita reveled in the markets of this new metropolis, yet a pair of devilishly toothy grins hinted at their true intentions.

Driven by a passion for Aztec civilization—as their spirits had once played a role in this complex culture—the couple schemed to infuse elements of Aztec culture into every market in the country. Guided by Ramón the Rooster, they vowed that generations would benefit from this fallen society’s impressive achievements.
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This heralded premium tequila is crafted at the artisan Destiladora San Nicolas located in Jalisco, Mexico, under the guidance of Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza. Espolón Tequila is currently available nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $24.99.

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