Tequila: Tequila Don Eduardo Reposado
Imported By: Tequila Casa Orendain Jalisco, Mexico
Price: Aprox. $59.00
Review by Olivia Martha
Tequila Don Eduardo Reposado is a 100% Weber Blue Agave tequila which is carefully hand selected for better quality. This tequila is rested for six months in 100-year-old White American oak vats to give it a naturally mellowed expression. Don Eduardo Reposado is a wonderfully crafted brand of tequila which was given the name of the companies founder, Don Eduardo Orendain Gonzalez. Due to the use of 100% blue agave sugars during the fermentation process, it becomes very fresh and easy on the nose and palate. Not only was I impressed by the rich smoothness of this tequila but also by its unique flavor.
Don Eduardo Reposado has a very inviting smell which makes your mouth water. When you first open the bottle the scent is floral and softly herbal. There is a bit of a peppery sting to the nose but only enough for you to enjoy its aroma. The aroma is only the opener to the luscious flavor of Don Eduardo Reposado.
Once this tequila hits your lips there is an explosion of flavor. It starts with a structured palate entry then erupts into featured flavors of chocolate, honey and sweet floral tastes. The finish is what really impressed me because it is long sweet, spicy and peppery. There is a bit of a sting but not the kind of sting that makes you sick. It’s the kind of burn that is enjoyed while drinking well produced tequila.
Overall, Don Eduardo Reposado is a complex and unique tequila. It’s creation is very well thought out and stands up to the pride and history of tequila. The only downfall of this tequila is the price. It is not too expansive but enough to make you think twice before buying it. I do recommend this tequila for a special occasion. It’s the kind of tequila that will brighten the mood.
Aroma: Smooth, sweet and fresh.
Taste: A light fruity, floral beginning with a spicy kick at the end.
After Taste: Has a lingering sweet and spicy finish.
Buzz feel: Mellow and maybe a bit frisky.
Similar TQ: Patron Reposado
Final verdict: 3 out of 5 TQshots (price played a big part in this one)
Don Eduardo with Sangrita
1 1/2 oz. Don Eduardo Reposado
3 oz. Sangrita (recipe follows)
Serve both chilled, in shot glasses, side by side.
2 cups tomato juice
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons minced onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
Cracked pepper, celery salt and seasoned salt to taste. Shake very well and refrigerate. Serve in a shot glass next to tequila.