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Casa Sauza XA Extra Añejo Limited Edition Tequila Tasting

Posted Jul 31 2012 12:21pm

When I was in New York recently, I was invited to a tequila tasting–and even though tequila isn’t really my “thing” (that’d be Scotch, obvs), I still jumped at the chance. This tequila, you see, is Casa Sauza XA Extra Añejo Limited Edition, which is aged for 3 years in oak barrels and retails for $150 per bottle.

That is some fancy-pants tequila.

Casa Sauza XA Organic Tequila

Casa Sauza XA Extra Añejo Limited Edition Tequila - one of only 12 bottles in the country, at the time

Casa Sauza XA Extra Anejo tequila has a pale amber hue, as you can see above, and features notes of jasmine, hibiscus, almond and chocolate. The bottle is particularly cool: it features a stirrup-like leather strap and a metal buckle, and I totally wanted to steal it and then go hop on the back of a horse with the Most Interesting Man in the World.

Our tasting also featured Casa Sauza Tres Generaciones Organic tequila, a triple-distilled blue agave tequila that’s 100% USDA Certified Organic. It was incredibly yummy and smooth, and I had zero hangover the next morning! (Of course, I guess that’s what happens when you sip tequila like a civilized adult, instead of pounding back shot after shot.)

That XA Extra Añejo Limited Editon, however? Seriously tasty: it was so sweet and easy-to-drink that it was almost like sherry. Check it out if you can find a bottle somewhere!

Oh, and courtesy of Casa Sauza, here’s a recipe for one of the delicious drinks we tasted:

2 parts Passion Fruit Concentrate
4 Blackberries, 2 fresh spearmint sprigs, muddled together
Fresh Cilantro

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