The bottles of reposado tequila have been rolling in at a furious pace the past few weeks, samples for an upcoming Wine Enthusiast review column. What is it about the tequila category that inspires a product avalanche?
Although I can’t yet speak to what’s inside, I have been awed by the beauty of so many of these bottles. The designs are so gorgeous, I had to snap a few quick photos to share.
These bottles are stunning, no? (From left to right: Luna Nueva, Magave, Jose Cuervo)
Each of these had such bold, beautiful contours – squared-off shoulders, elongated pyramid, circular. The photo doesn’t quite capture the impressive tactile heft of each of these bottles. (From left to right: Gran Dovejo, Oros Azul, Corazon.)
Is that a present, for me?
Around the neck of each of these bottles is a little something: a guitar pick around the neck of the Corrido bottle, a leather bracelet (“for good karma”) around the neck of the Karma bottle. Why, how thoughtful, darlin’.
How awesome is this? A green glass tiki totem inside the bottle with tiki-style lettering and bamboo graphics and a green wax seal over the cap. My immediate cycnical thought was “oh, how clever, now they can put less tequila in the bottle,” but no, there’s still a full 750ml inside. Know any good tiki drinks that include tequila?