Gran Centenario Tequila
I would like to introduce you to Gran Centenario Tequila. They are a new Tequila company out of Mexico…HAHAHA J/K
The story of Gran Centenario goes back to the 1890’s. Tavern owner Lazaro Gallardo began selling his own tequila, named Gran Centenario, in 1895. Lazaro’s son Luciano decided to begin bottling the tequila in 1920. The bottle is adorned with “The Angel of Independence”, inspired by the Mexican Centenario gold bullion coin, minted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence. Under the Casa Cuervo brand this Tequila is making a great name for itself.
The process to make their amazing Tequila starts with Highland Blue Agave, grown on the estate at high altitudes in iron-rich soil. They roast this agave for 72 hours and age all of their tequilas in French Limousin oak barrels to create the perfect balance between the agave flavor and wood. If you know anything about aging in oak, Limousin is usually used with Cognac. Aging Tequila in it gives it that brilliant amber color and rich flavor.
When Gran Centenario reached out to us we were thrilled to try their Tequila but more importantly we were excited about the opportunity to mix with something that had so much history. Gran Centenario graciously sent us a bottle of their Anejo and this is a MUST buy!
Gran Centenario Aneejo is made from 100% Blue Agave, aged for 18 months in toasted American oak barrels. It is light-bodied with toasted wood overtones. Has seductive nose of cooked agave, oak and cinnamon. On the palate you get oaky-agave with semi-sweet and spicy finish. It is smooth and easy to mix with.
Keep an eye out on our Instagram feed for new cocktails using Gran Centenario Anejo Tequila.