Siembra Azul Tequila hit a limited market in 2005, though it was not until 2008 that their impressive, three-tequila portfolio was complete and more readily available. These 100% blue Weber agave tequilas are great for sipping straight, mixing into your favorite margaritas, or enjoying in any manner that you like.
Founded by David Suro-Pinera, the company double distills their tequilas in Los Arandas highlands of Jalisco, Mexico and include the typical aged expressions that we find in tequilas: a blanco (unaged), reposado (average of 3 months) and anejo (minimum of 12 months).
Overall, the line is impressive with notable fruity notes and a lighter profile than most tequilas and each are comparatively smooth. Siembra Azul is definitely a tequila worth checking out for yourself.
Making Siembra Azul Tequila
The production of Siembra Azul Tequilas follows many of the same steps as other tequilas. It just happens to have its own twist that helps it stand apart in the vast tequila market.
It all begins with pesticide-free agave grown by the Vivanco family who have generations of experience farming in this specialty. The pinas are roasted in the winter when the cooler temperatures add to the complexity of the finished spirit. Additionally, the baking takes place in clay ovens which are cleaned between batches to ensure consistency among each of the small batches.
Vivaldi and Mozart serenade the growing spirit as the prisse de mousse yeast ferments the agave juice. This musical fermentation is becoming more popular among distillers as many believe that it adds to the final product's character.
Once fully fermented, the emerging tequila makes a trip to an Alembic copper pot still and a second distillation in a custom copper and stainless steel Alembic still. After that, its off to the bottling room for the blanco and the tequilas that is intended to become reposado and anejo are barreled until ready to bottle.
- Blanco - Siembra Azul Blanco opens with a light and sunny, subtle sweetness with very earthy notes that follow to a herbaceous palate marked with citrus. The finish holds a pepper bite that fades into a long and earthy baked agave aftertaste. It's excellent in any tequila cocktail that you can think of.
- Reposado - The reposado holds a sweet, oaky nose that invites the drinker to sip a spirit with the same profile. The palate holds earthy notes and hints of woody spice and the finish has a long, citrus sweetness. This reposado is perfect for creating fine cocktails and a Reposado Old-fashioned made with it is superb.
- Anejo - This anejo is distinctly brighter than most of comparable aging and it is simply a lovely sipper or lightly-favored cocktail ingredient. It opens with a heavenly, sweet citrus and oak aroma that leads to a seductive palate of the same. The finish is smooth with pepper and a prolonged and stout earthiness.
About Siembra Azul Tequila
- Double distilled, kosher tequila from the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
- Founder: David Suro Pinera
- Master Distiller: Leopoldo Solis
- 40% alcohol/volume (80 proof)
- Released in limited markets in 2005, Anejo released in 2008
- Retails for around $35- Blanco, $40- Reposado, $45 Anejo (750 ml bottles)
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