First off, for a long time i wouldn't touch Tequila! When i first began drinking, i never heard anything good about tequila. As Ive gotten older and been in the cocktail industry, the Tequila trend has taken leaps and bounds and I have developed a taste for it. To me Tequila has become the new Vodka....
When people come to my bar, I sell just as much Patron, 1800 and Jose Cuervo as i do Grey Goose, Ciroc, and Ketel One. I have had a particular fondness of 1800 lately myself. But as i was tweeting and talking drink with some of you guys on twitter(follow me @MrMixologist.. Shameless plug once again) the good people over at Inocente Tequila reached out and sent me a bottle of their product to try out for myself.
Needless to say i was thoroughly pleased! First the bottle that its in the absolutely Sexy! The bottle does a half curve and its very eye-catching. So if I'm walking thru the liquor store this bottle def stands out!! So i did a taste test and was surprised. Inocente is VERY SMOOTH. No after taste and didn't burn on the way down. This is a tequila that a professional drinker and even a newbie to the tequila world can both feel comfortable drinking without adverse consequences.
Here's a little background straight from my contact at Inocente...
"The distinctive blue bottles are each a unique work of art that are hand blown from 100 percent recycled glass and shaped into their signature “twist” by Mexican artisans. Beautiful to look at on a bar shelf, the bottle was designed to be recycled as a decorative piece after the tequila has been drunk. Whether used as a flower vase, a vessel for your favorite olive oil or as a piece of glass sculpture on your shelf, the bottle is as visually sophisticated as the contents are elegantly tasty.
Inocente gets its unique taste by using the finest agave, grown in the rich volcanic hills outside the town of Tequila, and only all natural ingredients in a process that marries age old techniques and modern distillation methods. While most premium tequilas are double distilled, this platinum tequila uses a triple distillation process to create that ultra smooth taste and palate feel that defines Inocente Platinum Tequila and to remove the organic compounds that contribute to next morning headache. A micro-oxygenation process that injects tiny bubbles of air into the juice is performed post-distillation to remove any additional harshness and enhance the clean notes."
So drinking a triple -distilled tequila will give you the smoothest and finest tequila you probably have ever tasted. The Spirit by itself was good enough for me to switch over from 1800 and drink this alone, but once i tried the signature cocktail, the "Inocente Italiano" I was blown away!!!
1 1/2 oz Inocente
1.2 Lemon Juice
1/2 Simple Syrup
Shake and serve in a rocks glass over ice, with a Lemon Twist.
So if you are in the New York, New Jersey area please go and grab a bottle of Inocente. I cant wait to order another bottle for my personal bar at home. You can find Inocente on these Web Pages.
Until Next time