Espolon Tequila has been winning some impressive awards at international competitions during that tenure. Like any tequila that’s worth your time, Espolon is 100% agave, and it’s made where all pure agave tequila is made, in Los Altos (the highlands), Jalisco.
You have two options of Espolon to chose from, the Blanco and the Reposado. They’re the same tequilas, made by the same process, but the Blanco is rested in stainless steel for a few months, while the Reposado is rested in American oak barrels for six months.
The Blanco has a slightly sweet nose with a hint of pine and tropical fruit. It’s subtle, and the nose disappears almost entirely once you pour it on ice. There’s an undeniable heat to this tequila when you drink it on the rocks, and the agave takes a prominent role in the profile, followed by a peppery finish.
The Reposado has more of a roasted flavor, and picks up some notes of char and caramel from the time it spends hanging out in American oak. Neither tequila is as smooth as some of the other pure agaves that you’ll find on the market today. It’s not necessarily a bad sipper, but this tequila, intense and vibrant, was really made for cocktails. Espolon makes a big deal out of the wild, experimental concoctions that its bartenders and fans create using the Blanco and Resosado,