Thursday, August 16, 2012
Passion of the heart
The origins of Casta dates back to the 1920s. At the time of the Mexican revolution, when Lt. Colonel Jose Pascual Gutierez, who later become a Brigadier General, battled with the revolutionary army in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
His gallant character and exquisite taste led him to recognize the superb quality of the tequila manufactured at the hacienda of Mr. Avelino Ruiz, son of a pioneer in the production of the now famous Casta tequila.
On one of his many visits to the small town, a group of revolutionary soldiers tried to raid Mr. Ruiz's property. Heroically, General Guttierrez forcefully drove off the invading platoon.
Grateful for saving his land, Mr. Ruiz rewarded him with the most precious treasure, the formula for making Casta tequila.
The Casta Pasion Tequila has suprised me. Looking at the bottle alone you can't help but get judgemental. A square shaped bottle with the pink ribbon around the top? But as the old saying goes "don't judge a book by its cover"
As you corck the bottle you get a pleasently sweet aroma of citrus fruits. I myself enjoy closing my eyes and enjoying the sent of this Tequila, it takes me to another place. Where the river flows and the bottle never goes empty..
On the palet you get a lightly peppered, yet its sweet and tangy.
Again everyone doesn't want a good thing to end, as look at that last bit in your bottle remember this, the quality of this Tequila is that of a top shelf.. But here at SPECS its priced at a mid shelf Tequila.
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