Trago Tequilas will make a fantastic addition to your premium tequila collection. From the clean, crisp, mixable silver to the sensuous, silky añejo, the portfolio is as well-rounded as the taste of each of its parts.
However, at $50 to 70 a bottle, they are luxury tequilas for most. They can also be used to make a great impression during special occasions. Keep the name Trago in mind for those times that you need to pull out the good stuff.
While the entire portfolio is impressive, I favored the reposado for its versatility. It is both a silky, bold sipper as well as a mixer that adds its beautiful bouquet and style to any tequila cocktail.
The Story Behind Trago Tequila
Trago Tequila (Spanish for taste or sip) is produced at Los Alambiques distillery in Los Altos region of Jalisco in Mexico. This area is one of the premiere agave growing areas that has gained attention in recent years as producing some of the best tequilas available.
Trago Tequila is not the only tequila made at Los Alamiques. It is also home to the very fine single estate Tequila Ocho. Both brands are among the top-rated in the market, which only attests to the level of distilling done at this facility.
The distillery is owned by Felipe Camarena, the son of the Don Felipe (a legend in the tequila world and known as "The Father of Tequila"). Through Trago, Camarena is carrying on the tradition of producing the fine tequilas which his father is so well known for.
Trago is a superior tequila with a nice portfolio in tall, elegant bottles that impart the feeling of ultimate luxury. The bottle design is decidedly modern, which some tequila aficionados are not too fond of. Yet, it's really about what's inside, now isn't it?
Trago Silver Tequila
A clear, crisp tequila with an aroma filled with pepper, mint, and citrus.
It has a true agave flavor touched with grassy notes and a slight spice. The finish is clean, slightly tart, and has a snap.
Trago Reposado Tequila
Aged four months in American oak barrels, Trago Reposado Tequila is gently rested, parting a smooth sweetness to the agave base found in the Silver. The light gold-colored spirit is well-rounded with hints of brown sugar and caramel and has an enduring finish.
This tequila is superb in cocktails that are light on mixers and really shines when poured on the rocks.
Trago Añejo Tequila
Trago Añejo is the epitome of a well-designed tequila. It is aged for 18 months in used bourbon barrels, giving it a rich amber hue. It has a silky, sweet palate marked with vanilla, maple, and almond, a deception given the smoky pepper in the nose.
The long, complex finish is one to be savored, which is easy to do when enjoying it neat in a snifter.
About Trago Tequilas
- Three types of 100% Blue Weber agave tequila: silver, reposado, and añejo.
- Distilled at Los Alambiques distillery in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico.
- Released in October of 2006.
- 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)
- Retails for between $50-70 for a 750ml bottle.
Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.