BATANGA REPOSADO TEQUILA
38% ABV | 70CL
100% agave tequila from jalisco, mexico - casa orendain distillery
Casa Orendain was established in 1926 by Don Eduardo Orendain and is considered one of the four oldest tequila families and actual founder (among Cuervo, Sauza & Herradura) of the Tequila industry. The company is run by the second generation of the family with the third generation now starting to have an active role. The CRT (Tequila Regulatory Council) recognise the Orendain legacy, naming Don Eduardo Orendain as a founder within their building.
Batanga Tequila is traditionally distilled using 100% agave grown on one estate in the heart of Jalisco Mexico. Only the best agaves are used, all the agave is harvested in the Tequila Vallery and exclusively in the Orendain plantation. The piñas are traditionally baked using brick ovens to guarantee taste and flavour profile and then the fermentation process begins, the yeast is produced locally at the distillery using the original formula from over 80 years ago. Only pot stills with an internal coverage of copper in the coil are used in the process. For the maturation process only ex-Bourbon barrels (white American Oak) are used, Batanga Reposado is aged of 4 - 6 months, which is double the minimum time required of 2 months.
In the western Mexico town of Tequila, there’s a small, nondescript cantina called La Capilla - home of the Batanga, a simple drink created in the 1950’s by Don Javier Degado Corona, the bar’s owner. The Batanga is simple: nothing more than tequila, coke and fresh lime juice, served in a tall glass with a salted rim. But as Don Javier will tell you, its flavour isn’t only in the ingredients - it’s the big knife, which he uses to stir the cocktail - that’s the secret to the perfect Batanga.
A fresh and vibrant nose of grass and pepper. Subtle oak plays a complementary role on a palate which shows great refinement and integration, with a crisp flavoursome finish.