Every drop of Código 1530’s offerings have been perfected over several generations the way one would a homemade recipe – embracing time-honored customs without ever veering from the traditions of the Los Bajos region and its tequilieras and jimadors. This is the only barrel of Reposado Rosa that does not have George Strait’s name on it. Why is that?! I managed to snag a barrel away from the King of Country!
The tequila begins with fully-matured agave aged over seven years, which is cooked in stainless steel ovens, fermented utilizing an organic family baker’s yeast in Amatitán, and distilled twice in stills handmade by the distilling family themselves. This is the only Reposado Rosa made all year. It was aged to taste in super expensive French White Oak red wine barrels procured from one of Napa Valley’s most elite wineries, which helps to ensure that each and every barrel is worthy of bearing the Código 1530 name.
**Bonus Recipe: Spicy Margarita**
Recipe for 4
8 oz Codigo 1530 Nicholas Barrel Reserve Reposado Rosa Tequila
4 oz Cointreau
4 oz Fresh squeezed Lime juice
2 oz Cucumber Juice
Kosher salt for rims of glasses
4 slices of Jalapeño (cut into coins, and remove seed)
Muddle Jalapeño slices in lime juice.
Add all other ingredients.
Shake vigorously over ice.
Pour into rocks glasses rimed with salt.
Add more ice & garnish with a cucumber slice.
To make cucumber juice:
Cut a cucumber into 2 inch pieces with skin on.
Purée in a blender & strain with a fine mesh strainer.
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This tequila begins with the purity of a Blanco, which is rested for one month in French White Oak Napa Cabernet barrels. It rested just long enough for the wine barrels to enrich the natural agave flavor but maintain the elegant floral notes. Super smooth with hints of vanilla, citrus & strawberry. It’s the perfect poolside sipper.