Fun fact: Tequila is made from agave which is basically a desert succulent. Tequila fans can check out the Nashville Tequila Fest happening Oct. 16 at the RedneckRiviera Nashville, to celebrate distilled agave juice in all its glory. Get ready for the experience or just enjoy tequila anytime, by taste-testing local craft tequilas from TC Craft Tequila, which was founded by Nashville brothers Todd and Chad Bottorff. Their small batch tequilas are all made using pure Blue Weber Agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
This clear, lightweight tequila has been through a distilling process without any aging. TC Craft Tequila’s Blanco leaves a slightly spicy finish with hints of citrus and pepper.
Reposado means “rested” in Spanish. This resting process is better known as aging and is typically done at TC Craft Tequila inside an oak barrel for one year. This is where you’ll notice a more golden hue and a sweeter flavor with hints of caramel, vanilla, and of course, oak.
Añejo & Extra Añejo
Añejo means “old” or “vintage” in Spanish. And, well, the extra version just takes that to an entirely new level. Ranging from three years (añejo) to nine years (extra añejo) in the aging process, a much more dense flavor results. As one of the easier tequilas to sip, it goes down smoothly on its own, on the rocks. You’ll notice a much more vanilla- and cinnamon-like flavor, which will become stronger the longer the resting period lasts.
With thousands of tequila cases being distributed per year to restaurants and bars alike in Middle Tennessee, just ask any of your local bartenders to pour you a shot – and remember to drink responsibly. When you’re ready for your next taste-testing adventure through Nashville, check out our other blog posts for inspiration!