Caballito Cerrero Blanco 46 Tequila
Vendor: Caballito Cerrero
NOM 1114 in Amatitan, Jalisco is the producer of Caballito Cerrero and considered one of the top tequila distilleries in the world. They're committed to producing Tequila the traditional way...
NOM 1114 in Amatitan, Jalisco is the producer of Caballito Cerrero and considered one of the top tequila distilleries in the world. They're committed to producing Tequila the traditional way and that sometimes means they run afoul of the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (or CRT). The regulatory body of the tequila industry and this little distillery in Amatitan have not seen eye to eye. Nonetheless, Caballito Cerrero has become a legend among Tequila's cognoscenti. This product is one of the very reasons Caballito has had trouble getting their spirits certified by the Mexican regulators. Using the rare, but traditional agave varietal "Chato" (AngustfoliraCaballito has crafted a historically significant link to the old ways of producing Tequila. This squat agave is not uncommon in the valley around Guadalajara and would have been used in distilleries to produce spirit prior to the tequila "normas" being established in the middle of the 20th century. Caballito Cerrero has re-established the cultivation of the historical plant with this extremely unique and delicious agave spirit. It does provide a glimpse into the past, connecting us with what the great spirit of Mexico might have tasted like two or three hundred years ago. Chato's distinct character can only be described as more vegetal than the Blue Weber. Expect a complex nose of roast pepper and fresh herbs. The palate remains extremely vibrant and lifted with the agave fruit battling the strong green aromatics.