ArteNOM Seleccion de 1579 Mountain Jesus Maria 100% Agave Blanco Tequila (750ml)

Jalisco, MEXICO
$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%
If you're into Tequila, you'll already know that the NOM (or distiller registration number) is the only real way to determine which disitllery produced your tequila. Generally speaking, Tequila brands, as opposed to producers, select a single distillery to work with and they use that brand’s NOM on their bottles. But this is not always the case. And with more than 500 brands produced by about 70 distillers, the brand name is not a reliable indication of who made the product. Knowing the NOM is an absolute necessity if you're keen on ensuring the provenence (and quality) of your purchase. As one of the only companies to offer tequila from several distilleries under a single brand, the ArteNOM venture emphasises this Mexican convention in marketing their tequila, labelling their limited releases as "Seleccion de 1445", for example. The numbers will change from batch to batch depending on the source.

Rancho El Olvido in Jesús-María (elev. 6,200′) is tequila’s highest altitude distillery, producing small artisan batches of bright, intensely aromatic tequila, owing to porous soil that “stresses” the agave plants to create a rich agave flavour.

Other reviews... Clear. Aromas and flavors of sweet potato cheesecake, papaya, and pepper with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a caramel cream, spiced nut, blossom, and river stone accented finish. Very nuanced and elegant. 40% Alc./Vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
93 points (Exceptional)
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