Those amazing, unique bottles of Clase Azul behind our counter here at Oak and Barrel certainly inspire a great deal of curiosity and questions. The beautiful hand-painted bottles are as much of a collectible and work of art as the juice inside. We’ve been blessed with a wealth of options for tequila here in the US for the last several years and even in a crowded field, this one literally stands head and shoulders above many fo the rest.
Clase Azul is world renowned for its superior quality and rich flavor profile. The attention to quality begins with the selection of the finest organic agaves and extends to the spirit’s decanters, which feature handcrafted artwork from Mexican artists, and are meant to add an additional layer of sophistication to the experience of Clase Azul.
On Saturday from 5 to 8 PM, during our free tasting event, you can try the reposado tequila from Clase Azul as well as their Pomegranate Spirit which incorporates some of the tequila into its carefully crafted recipe.
Clase Azul Reposado Tequila ($99.99): For many years, tequila connoisseurs have praised Clase Azul Reposado for its superior taste and stunning handmade decanter. By definition, reposado translates to “rested” or “calm” which can certainly influence the experience of sipping this particular Clase Azul which is aged in used American oak barrels for eight months after it has gone through the distillation process. Each bottle is made with high quality white ceramic and then hand painted by local artisans in their bottling facility.
The nose is very subtle with floral notes of jasmine, apple cider, honey and cinnamon. Wet earth and vanilla combine to give the first sip a rustic but refined mouthfeel. Notes of tobacco and chamomile, anise and clove interweave into a beautiful bouquet you won’t soon forget.
La Pinta Pomegranate ($36.99):