The first time I approached someone of knowledge about Tequila, I was a little apprehensive. My few experiences with Tequila in my youth had not inspired me to become an aficionado. In fact you could say that I avoided the Tequila section of the corner liquor store, certain from my youthful experiences that nothing good could come from those bottles. Songs about people “jumping on the tables and shooting out the lights” did not inspire me to take a second glance, and “wasting away again in Margarita ville” did not seem to me to be a good idea. But curiosity finally got the better of me, as it seemed certain that the drink must have some redeeming features. After all, people did buy and drink the stuff , did they not. So I approached the counter at a local boutique store and asked, “What would you suggest, if I wanted a good tequila to serve to friends.”
The bottle I was shown was Herradura Reposado. I bought it, and have never regretted the purchase. Here is a little background material about this Tequila and the company that makes it.
Thirty miles from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, in the town of Amatitan, is where the Herradura LDN is found. Herradura LDN makes a true 100% Weber Blue agave Tequila. The agave is cooked in old stone ovens, and distilled on old copper pot stills, and this tequila making tradition has won numerous awards and accolades for The Herradura company
As well, Herradura LDN is credited on more than one website as pioneering the movement towards aging tequila in oak and making Reposado and Anejo Tequila. Reposado means rested, and literally the implication is that this style of tequila ‘rests’ in oak. By law Reposado tequilas must spend more than two months and less than one year in oak to be considered “Reposado”. The Herradura Reposado stays in oak for eleven months.
Here is my review for Herradurra Reposado Tequila: