Filed under: Spirits
I haven't tasted this one yet but if we are judging books by their covers and tequilas by their bottles this one might be worth checking out. DeLeon Tequila is a premium tequila in a very sexy thick glass bottle with the logo sandblasted on the front. The bottle is topped with an ornately wrought metal top, the master for which was hand-carved from a one-pound ball of sterling silver by rock 'n roll jewelry designer Bill Wall.
What's the story on what is inside? The brand says that DeLeon Tequila is produced in the highlands of Purisima del Rincon in a village named after the Immaculate Conception. The story is that a family has tended a distillery and grown agave in the soil of a mountainous region higher than 7,500 feet above sea level. They say that agave cultivated at this altitude is sweeter, with more honey, citrus, and floral notes. The water comes from two natural spring wells that exclusively serve the family's private distillery. And that's all the detail we're getting, no info on aging, barrels or the distilling process seems to be available. Currently in selected markets including New York, Las Vegas and Miami you can find a Diamante (silver) version for $129.99 and a Reposado for $142.99. The Extra Anejo is set to launch this fall.