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    El Caballito Cerrero Blanco 46 Azul Agave Spirit (750ml)

    Amatitan, MEXICO
    $149. 99 Bottle
    $1799.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46%
    Though not technically certified as either tequila or mezcal, this may be as close as you can get to the unique spirit that made ‘Vino de Mezcal de Tequila’ famous in the late 19th century. Employing 100% Agave Azul 'Agave tequilana', (aka 'Blue Weber', the only variety certified by the CRT for use in modern tequila), the agave hearts are cooked in the same brick ovens the family has used since 1873. Released only as a Plata (or Silver), under the designation 'Destilado de Agave', it smells like a tequila essence, offering dense, pure sappy, herbal-agave complexity, evolving with notes of dill pickle, peppercorns, crushed mustard seed and pineapple husk. Loaded with succulent fruity agave character, this dry, minerally medium bodied distillate finishes juicy, peppery, salivating and prolonged. In short, a first class spirit that's as delicious as it is historic. 46% Alc./Vol.