In the world of fine spirits, few names evoke as much reverence and admiration as Clase Azul. This Mexican distillery has become synonymous with excellence, craftsmanship, and luxury, and it continues to raise the bar with each new release. Among its prestigious lineup of tequilas, Clase Azul Tequila Gold stands out as a shining example of the artistry and dedication that go into creating exceptional tequila.
Clase Azul Tequila Gold is the epitome of elegance and refinement in the world of tequila. Produced in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, it showcases the region’s terroir, which is renowned for producing some of the finest agave plants in the world. These agaves, grown at high altitudes, benefit from the ideal combination of mineral-rich soil and temperate climate, resulting in tequila with unique character and flavor.
What sets Clase Azul Tequila Gold apart from the rest is the meticulous attention to detail throughout the production process. The journey begins with hand-selected, fully matured agave plants that are harvested at their peak. These plants are then slow-roasted in traditional brick ovens, imparting a rich, smoky flavor to the agave hearts.
After roasting, the agave hearts are crushed and fermented using a proprietary yeast strain, which adds depth and complexity to the final product. The resulting juice is distilled twice in copper pot stills, ensuring that only the purest and most flavorful elements are captured.
Clase Azul Tequila Gold is an incomparable tequila joven, a blend that combines Clase Azul Tequila Plata with a special reposado tequila matured in French oak casks and an Extra Afiejo aged in American whiskey casks and finished in sherry casks.
Clase Azul is not just about the liquid inside the bottle; it’s also about the artistry of the packaging. Each decanter is a work of art in itself, hand-painted and meticulously crafted by skilled artisans. The unique, hand-painted ceramic decanters are a testament to Mexican craftsmanship and culture. These bottles are not just vessels for the tequila; they are pieces of art that collectors cherish and display proudly.
Clase Azul Tequila Gold is soft amber in color with golden sparkles and offers a sensory experience that is nothing short of extraordinary. The nose is greeted with a delicate aroma of Agave syrup, green apple, orange peel, fresh fig, raisins, light note of almond and walnut. On the palate, it delivers a perfect balance of flavors, toasted wood, fig, green olive, ginger, cocoa, and dark chocolates. Its medium body leaves a warm, lingering sensation that beckons you to savor each sip.
Clase Azul Tequila Gold is a sipping tequila meant to be savored slowly. Pour it into a traditional snifter or a champagne flute to fully appreciate its rich aroma and flavor. While it can certainly be enjoyed neat, it also makes an excellent base for premium cocktails, adding a touch of luxury to classics like the Margarita or Paloma.
Be transported to the intense vistas of the Mexican skyline next time you’re at Taverna Veranda in Edgewater, NJ, a proud carrier of Clase Azul Tequila Gold. Enjoy it sitting at a pub like DeNovo or against the New York skyline at Haven Riverfront. No matter where you sip, Clase Azul Tequila is a mainstay in any liquor cabinet for its refined oak taste and fresh aroma and its ability to take anyone anywhere to a world of unseen Mexican culture.