Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points - Very pale straw color. Concentrated aromas are pungent, mixing caramel, hay and papaya. Earthy flavors drive the palate at the outset before giving way to deep caramel and hints of cinnamon that linger long in the mouth. (Mar 2015)
Rested in oak barrels for 5 months softens the agave flavor as the tequila ages, and draws out some color and the smooth mellow flavors of the whiskey which once inhabited the barrels. Note the sweetness of the agave is still present on its floral bouquet, and the flavor has been imprinted with the subtle flavors of caramel and vanilla with a very smooth soft finish.
2009 San Francisco International Spirits Competition
2008 San Francisco International Spirits Competition
2010 San Francisco International Spirits Competition
2008 Agave Spirits Competition in Cancun, MX
|Wine maker notes
|CRUZ Tequila is produced in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. This area is renowned as the best growing region for the blue agave. The rich red soil, ambient temperature and consistent annual rainfall ensure the hand selected agave is of the highest quality.
CRUZ Tequila is an all natural, 100% blue agave tequila creating by adhering to strict production standards. The agave is steamed in traditional hornos (brick ovens) for two days. The cooked agave is allowed to cool before the juice is gently extracted and then slowly fermented. It is then double distilled before being aged in oak barrels. By using a proprietary distillation process, all impurities are removed which produces a smooth, unique flavor, suitable for sipping or the foundation in many favorite cocktail recipes.
|CRUZ Tequila contains no chemicals, additives or flavorings, just pure 100% blue agave naturally fermented tequila. CRUZ Tequila is packaged and bottled using eco-friendly recycled materials. The blown glass bottles as well as the hand polished aluminum caps and crosses are made from 100% recycled materials
|CRUZ Tequila is made from 100% pure blue agave, and is an entirely different experience when compared to most tequilas. The array of tequilas is vast and tastes can vary greatly, yet CRUZ Tequila is still very unique even compared to other ultra premium tequilas.
The all-natural, proprietary distillation process yields a very smooth, soft flavored tequila. Finely crafted in small batches, CRUZ Tequila is an exceptional sipping tequila with a much lighter nose and taste, very different from the stronger flavored brands that dominate the ultra premium segment.
CRUZ Tequila is also renowned for its versatility as an aperitif, digestif and its ability to mix in many favorite cocktails.