Last summer’s biggest hit was our private barrel of Codigo Rosa “Melissa’s Secret Stash” tequila. It was the first private barrel of the Rosa that the cherished distillery ever released. During that visit, I was able to negotiate a barrel of Codigo 1530 Reposado as well. They rolled out the red carpet and I was able to taste through 15! barrels to find the absolute gem of the bunch.
Codigo still makes their tequilas in the old fashioned Tahona method. This is where the agave is crushed under a giant volcanic stone (Tahona) .Most tequila houses have switched to a cheaper mechanical method. Usually the far more expensive Tahona method is reserved for Tequila’s twice this price.
I’m very excited to release this one and those of you who know me know that I don’t get excited very often. This one is different. This barrel was aged 6 months in a medium char barrel previously used for top quality Napa Cabernet. 90 proof (45% alc.) the nose has that wonderful cooked agave smell with honey suckle and vanilla. On the attack, fresh citrus, black pepper and roasted pineapple. I’m not sure if this one can go into Margaritas. Maybe if you get more than one bottle. What a treat.