Quick Sips: A very pure, standard agave tasting tequila. Quality but no bells. Heat, fresh cut grass, and coriander aromas. More grass, white pepper, and pear on the palate. The finish starts with a burst of spicy pepper and then quickly vanishes.
Applications: Like most 86 Co. projects, the Cabeza is best in cocktails. Perfect for a margarita.
Production: (via distiller) The Jimadores pick the agaves at seven to nine years of age. The piñas for 24 hours. Fermentation of the mosto is kick started with champagne yeasts, and fermentation takes place during the winter months – the cooler temperature allows for an extended mash period giving fruitier flavors. Distillation occurs in two separate copper pot stills. The destrozador still first produces the ordinario at 20-22% ABV, which is filtered, and the second distillation, in the rectificator still, produces tequila at 55-56% ABV. There is no filtration after the second distillation. Distilled water is added to bring it down to 43% ABV (86 proof).