The well-known tequila, Cuervo is back, with a vengeance. I think everybody with a mouth has had a shot or ten of this particular brand of Mexican fuel.
“Are you a Mexican, or a Mexicant?” (Name the movie…)
The best-selling tequila in the world, Jose Cuervo from the town of Tequila is now brought in to Malaysia by Carlsberg Malaysia via Luen Heng. They sure are diversifying, especially with beers. GAB shd be worried.
Anyway, to mark this merry occasion, a fun poolside party popped at The Pool, Jln Ampang KL.
There was a dude from Cuervo, Rajiv Ghumman, who spoke about d heritage of the brand, goin back centuries; 250 years to be exact.
The Especial is a reposado, ie, aged at least two months but below a year, in oak.
He seems to be on tour introducing a new method to drink the Especial – from a frozen bottle. Makes this tequila a lot smoother obviously. Cuts out the roughness.
Personally i prefer 100% agave tequilas, which to many drinkers, is real tequila. The others use 51% agave and 49% other stuff, but by law, is still allowed to be classified as tequila.
We then got to try Jose margaritas – various cool flavoured ones. Some really rocked.
The mango, raspberry and kiwi are kick-ass mixes.
Products of José Cuervo includes José Cuervo Reposado, Especial Silver, Reserva de la Familia and its range of premium 100% blue agave tequilas namely the 1800 Silver and 1800 Añejo.
The Anejo is one of my fave tequilas ever, and i had a crazy, no crap-barred test session of this one at Frontera. Super-smooth, Cognac-like sweetness. Da best.
The José Cuervo flavours varies from the default José Cuervo Especial Reposado versus the full, mellow taste of rich oak, and vanilla of the José Cuervo Reserva de la Familia.
Had the family reserve one only once, what it being a limited production and all. Awesome. It has a nose similar to a single malt or cognac, with more caramel. Its super-smooth in the mouth, velvety, with a sweet, intense finish. Definitely not a regular tequila.
There are eight tequilas is total from Cuervo.
Anyway, expect to see more Jose Cuervo in d scene real soon.
Brain damage: 7/10