With fine luxuries, patience is a virtue required to truly appreciate heritage and artisanship, so too is true with the world’s finest aged spirits. For Aldez, there is no artificial substitute or shortcuts for the reward of patience and integrity in their organic aged tequilas. They follow time-honored traditional methods, using only the highest quality ingredients, to deliver a tequila that has a palate of exquisite flavor and superior quality. Tenured experts meticulously hand-cut each agave and set them in brick ovens to cook for nearly 3 days before beginning the process of open-vat fermentation. Aldez Tequila maintains an exceptional multiple distillation technique, for which their Master Distillers only select the “heart” of the liquid for aging or bottling.
Being Certified Organic in the US (USDA) and EU (Bioagricert), means every aspect of Aldez’s production adheres to strict guidelines for quality. Unlike many other tequila brands, Aldez is proud their fields do not use any chemicals or pesticides and their traditional method of production never adds glycerin, coloring, or artificial flavoring to manipulate the tequila. Sustainability is also important, even their bottles are 100% recycled. Aldez delivers a world-class tequila with a clean conscience.
There are three main tequila varieties in their portfolio, and all are organic: Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo. The Blanco rests in stainless steel tanks for 10 months before bottling and is clear in color, with a nose of cooked agave, black pepper, and lemon peel to deliver a subtle citrus palate. The Reposado is aged for 8 months for a subtle amber color, with a flavor of vanilla, salted caramel, and cooked agave at the nose with a caramel and cinnamon palate. The Anejo carries a deep amber color as it is aged 18 months for hints of oak, butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla at the nose with a balanced oaky caramel and vanilla palate. These premium tequilas are not only a luxury but also a pure experience for the senses: an authentically organic one that consciously empowers good, clean, living.
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words by Joseph E. Jurewicz