A Night of Love and Tequila
Valentine’s Day is a little more than one week away; do you know what your plans are?
With the holiday just over two weeks away, there’s no better time to set your plans than now. However, deciding on what to do can be a bit of a task, as doing the same thing every year can feel a bit monotonous.
Fortunately, the best Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins has something special in store for you. This year, spend Valentine’s Day tasting tequilas from Tres Generaciones and Don Julio, while also enjoying a menu crafted to perfection by Maria Caballero. Check out what this Tequila Tasting has to offer.
What You Get
Start with a Caballero Margarita made with your choice of Don Julio Blanco or Tres Generaciones Plata. Made with only the freshest ingredients including fresh lime juice, organic agave nectar, and Patrón Citronage, this drink will serve as the perfect start to a romantic and exciting night.
The Caballero Margarita is just the beginning. Prepare your date and your taste buds for a tequila tasting adventure you won't forget.
Check out what Los Tarascos has in store for your Valentine's Day.
After starting with a premium margarita, venture into the world of Don Julio Tequila. Starting with the Blanco, moving to the Reposado, and finishing with the añejo, you’ll be introduced to the flavors and quality of Don Julio Tequila. A product born of passion, hard work, and integrity, this fine tequila came from modest beginnings. Starting with nothing but a dream and a trusting friend, Don Julio Gonzalez started his distillery in Atotonilco, Mexico.
Check out this video to learn more about this romantic story about a man and his love for Tequila.
“Work hard with honesty, never judge anyone. That is all, and with that people will trust you.”
With a story like that and such strong ideals, how could you not want to indulge in this tequila?
Here’s some more information about each type of tequila you’ll get to enjoy.
Blanco- A Caballero Favorite
This tequila is unaged, pure agave and is double distilled, making it extremely good as a mixed cocktail.
On the notes you’ll gather aromas of crisp agave and citrus notes of lemon, lime, and grapefruit. As for taste, you’ll get a light, sweet taste of agave and to finish you’ll get a touch of black pepper with grassy undertones. While it’s a great tequila to sip on, it’s best served in a mixed drink such as a marg with it’s citric flavors.
Golden and Amber in color, the Don Julio Reposado is aged in American White Oak barrels for eight months, which is four times the industry standard.
On the nose, you’ll enjoy mellow citrus notes of lemon, as well as touches of ripe stone fruit and layers of spice. As for the palette, you’ll taste hints of dark chocolate, as well as vanilla and light cinnamon, and finish with a silky texture and flavors of dried fruit, nuts, and a nice touch of caramel apple. The Don Julio Reposado is a sipping tequila best enjoyed neat.
Small batches aged for 18 months in American White Oak barrels, the Don Julio añejo offers superior tasting while paying homage to the fine art of craft tequila.
On the nose you’ll enjoy a blend of aromas of lime, grapefruit and mandarin citrus a a touch of rich caramel. You’ll also enjoy tasting the flavors of cooked agave, wild honey, and oaky butterscotch as well. The añejo finishes with a light and bright spice and wild honey. Drink it on the rocks to get the most from this fine tequila.
In addition to trying three different types of Don Julio añejo, you’ll also get to explore the flavors and tradition of Tres Generaciones tequila.
Tres Generaciones comes from the Sauza family, a family of great leaders in the industry during a tumultuous time in Mexican history. Founded by Don Cenobio Sauza in 1873, the groundwork for creating fine tequila was laid and a great tradition was born. After passing down his legacy of distilling great tequila using only the best ingredients, Don Eladio Sauza took over the distillery in 1903 at just 20 years old. Helping his father’s dream of sharing their great Tequila with the world from to fruition, Don established multiple distribution centers throughout Mexico, Spain and other countries.
Soon after, the Mexican Revolution broke out but Don Eladio remained strong in his family business, and surrounded it with a patriotism that was soon followed and adored by others, making tequila a national pride. From there, Don Francisco Javier inherited the family company and then created what we now have today: Tres Generaciones Tequila.
Not only did Don Francisco establish the Tres Generaciones brand, but he helped to establish the Origin of Denomination for Tequila, requiring that it must be aged, distilled, and bottled in the region of Jalisco, Mexico in order to be considered authentic tequila.
Not only is this tequila a testament to the true strength of the Mexican people, but it’s a product of family tradition and authenticity that cannot be cloned.
This unaged, crystal-clear Tequila is made from 100 percent Blue Agave Tequila. On the nose, you’ll notice hints of fleshy agave, sweet floral notes, and a hint of citrus. On the palate, this tequila possesses qualities of spice and a deep background of herbs and fresh agave as well. Not just flavorful, the Plata is extremely smooth without any bite and a great balance. To top it all off, you’ll enjoy white pepper and a clean and cool finish.
This Tequila from Tres Generaciones is triple-distilled for smoothness and aged in American Oak barrels for a minimum of four months. Gold in color, this tequila has plenty to offer in flavor and aroma. Starting on the nose, you’ll notice a hint of pepper, some spices and herbs and an overall oaky character. Smooth, round and lightly sweet, you’ll enjoy spice, toasted oak, and a background of herbs and fresh agave. To finish it off, you’ll love how warm and dry it is with a nice touch of white pepper to top it all off.
For the finale, you’ll get to enjoy this fantastic añejo.
Made with 100 percent blue agave tequila and aged in American oak barrels for 12 months. Pale amber in color, smooth and smoky in its body, you’ll notice aromas of oak, cooked agave, and hints of caramel vanilla. On the palate you’ll enjoy flavors of brown sugar and a fade into a soft oak and clean agave with a warm and oaky finish.
The Tequila Tasting at Los Tarascos
In addition to the three tasters of Don Julio and three tasters of Tres Generaciones, you’ll enjoy a taster of Mezcal, as well as Patrón XO.
It may seem like a lot of Tequila, and it is, but there’s no such thing as too much tequila when it tastes this good. Additionally, you’ll be getting much more than tequila with this tasting. This event also includes an authentic mexican food menu, crafted for this event by the Caballero family themselves. It’s unique, flavorful, and a perfect pairing for the many flavors these tequilas offer.
To find out more about the menu, stay tuned for our next blog and be sure to get your tickets for this event. Tickets are going quickly, and Valentine’s Day is coming just as fast.
Get your tickets here and check out the next blog on our tequila tasting menu in just a couple days!