123 Blanco Tequila
Founded by long-time agave cultivator and distiller David Ravandi, 123 Organic Tequila is an artisan producer of certified organic tequilas made from estate-grown lowland agaves Northeast of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico.
Ten-year-old, slowly ripened agaves are cooked for two days in traditional stone ovens to concentrate flavor, then double-distilled using a small-batch process. In keeping with its principles of organic production and sustainability, the distillery and agave farm minimize soil and water impacts and farm and harvest entirely without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or large-scale mechanical equipment. Each bottle of 123 Organic Tequila is crafted from recycled glass and labeled with recycled paper and natural soy inks.
Beyond all of these elements, though, the distillery’s philosophy shines in the liquid itself: a paradigmatic expression of pure agave flavor.
The stars dance in the sky above the fields for as many as ten years before the organic agaves are harvested for 123 Organic Blanco (Uno) tequila, the pure mother spirit from which Reposado (Dos) and Anejo (Tres) tequilas are created. As they reach the peak of maturity under the watchful gaze of the guardian snake (coatl), the agaves are hand-harvested and the hearts are slowly cooked in stone ovens for almost two days before being pressed to release their sugary juice. After a natural fermentation and precise small-batch distillation, Blanco tequila is born. Marked by an earthy, citrus and herbal character, Blanco (Uno) is tequila in its most natural state and ideal as the basis for organic cocktails and sipping. Both the quality and purity of our Blanco (Uno) tequila are essential to achieving the complex evolution that takes place in its aged versions – Reposado (Dos) and Anejo (Tres) tequilas.
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