Casa Noble Tequila
It's Cinco de Mayo this week and there is no better way to celebrate than with a great tequila. One of our favorites is Casa Noble. They are a small distillery based in Mexico which has a history reaching back into the 1700s. They use agave from their own fields and carefully select plants that are 12 to 14 years old. Then they cook the piñas in stone ovens for 36 hours and use natural fermentation with only yeasts from the plant itself for 72 hours in steel vats. They also triple distill the tequila. Their aged tequilas are matured in French white oak barrels. The tequila is available in Crystal, Gold, Reposado, and an Extra Aged Anejo. Casa Noble's deep agave flavor works well with light citrus like limes or lemons. The tequila has won a bunch of awards. The Anejo was recently selected as one of the best by Penthouse magazine and last year it was on the Forbes list. The Anejo is a sipping tequila but if you are craving a Cinco de Mayo margarita go with the Crystal or the Gold. The Crystal sells for around $50 and the Anejo, which is a limited edition costs around $80.