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.
On a morning when three brilliant roosters (tototl) greet the dawn with hopeful songs of renewal, mature agave plants at the hacienda are ready to be hand harvested and Organic Blanco tequila awakens from its eighteen months slumber in white oak barrels to be reborn as 123 Tres Anejo Organic Tequila. Just as the rooster has long been a symbol of virility and power in Mexican folklore, the complex aromatic bouquet and deep golden hue of 123 Tres Anejo Organic Tequila are signs of its superior quality and lengthy aging. Enjoy 123 Tres Anejo Organic Tequila as you would any fine, aged spirit by savoring the mastery of its limited production and the mystery of its ancient legend.
Tasting Panel – 96 points.
NOSE: Tannin, wood oil, herbal, vegetal.
PALATE: Rich, complex, caramel, chocolate, grass, mint, pepper, orange peel, clove.
FINISH: Long, lemony citrus peel, salted caramel, vanilla.