Azteca Azul Plata Tequila
In keeping with a name as bold as its taste, Azteca Azul is produced by one of the finest tequila makers in the world, Tequila Supremo. Tequila Supremo, known commercially as Casa Camarena, is owned and operated by La Familia Camarena of Arandas, Jalisco. Founded originally by Augustin Camarena in 1938, the Camarena Family has built Tequila Supremo into one of the largest and most successful producers of tequila. Azteca Azul is made of 100% pure blue agave, created in the highlands of Jalisco, regarded as the best place for tequila, by virtue of its red soil, altitude, and climate. Production is vertically integrated, as the Camarena family owns 18 fields of Agave. The agave is cooked and cooled in traditional brick furnaces. Tequila Supremo has also developed and patented a process known as Zero D, which ensures that the distillery emits no waste charges. Tequila Supremo was the first tequila producer to be 100% environmentally friendly.
We tasted and loved this Plata (aka Blanco), a perfect tequila for making big batches of margaritas in its handy liter size. Smooth, light and easy-to-drink, look for fragrant aromas of honey and sweet roasted agave, with citrus notes of grapefruit and floral notes of anise and mint. It has nuances of honey, coconut, banana, and peach in a dry style on the palate. The distillery gives this a 24 hour roast, which is much longer than most tequilas in this pricepoint.