Caballito Cerrero BlancoCaballito Cerrero Blanco
Caballito Cerrero Blanco
Though not technically certified as either tequila or mezcal, this may be as close as we come today to the unique spirit that made ‘Vino de Mezcal de Tequila’ famous in the late 19thCentury. The second exported batch from the legendary Santa Rita Fabrica uses 100% Agave Azul (Agave tequilana), also known as Blue Weber, the only variety certified by the CRT for use in modern tequila. Agave hearts are cooked in the same historic brick ovens the family has used since 1873. Released only as a Plata, or Silver, under the designation Destilado de Agave, this bottle is both delicious and historic. One taste reveals why this distillery is consistently among the most highly rated tequila producers in Jalisco without bearing the actual word “tequila” on their label.
Caballito Cerrero Blanco 46 ChatoCaballito Cerrero Blanco 46 Chato
Caballito Cerrero Blanco 46
Using the rare, but traditional agave varietal “Chato” (Angustifolia) Caballito has crafted a historically significant link to the old ways of producing Tequila. This squat agave is not uncommon in the valley around Guadalajara and would have been used in distilleries to produce spirit prior to the tequila “normas” being established in the middle of the 20th century. Caballito Cerrero has re-established the cultivation of the historical plant with this extremely unique and delicious agave spirit. It does provide a glimpse into the past, connecting us with what the great spirit of Mexico might have tasted like two or three hundred years ago. Chato’s distinct character can only be described as more vegetal than the Blue Weber. Expect a complex nose of roast pepper and fresh herbs. The palate remains extremely vibrant and lifted with the agave fruit battling the strong green aromatics.