What do you get when you cross a rampaging bull with a Taurean tequila Host and a copper pot still? Give up? Ha! You get THIS episode of the “TEQUILA WHISPERER” show, friends. Watch as Lippy tastes the venerable brand, AHA TORO ,and tiptoes gently but purposefully though the pasture of the mighty flavor profiles of this highlands tequila.
Th’ Lip has actually visited the NOM 1079 distillery where this juice is produced and has seen firsthand the love and attention that is lavished on all of the different brands that they create. Will AHA TORO live up to its pedigree? Watch and see!
BRAND: AHA TORO
AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
AHA TORO is a fine example of a solid, basic, highlands tequila. Look for intense floral notes and an especially herbaceous nose on the blanco. It’s a thick, gummy, brew. Th’ Lip was especially drawn to the blanco’s finish which was long lasting and had a very pleasing spice component. The anejo (which is the only age of this brand that is TAHONA-ground) added a lot more complexity to its flavor profile. But ultimately the way the French Oak barrel aging of the anejo (and especially the repo) was handled didn’t hold Lippy’s attention long enough. This anejo seemed to be a single-session sipper. That is, one glass, then on to the next brand. While this isn’t a BAD anejo, it just doesn’t compete with some other aged tequilas that have A LOT to say, and keep up the conversation glass after glass.
FLAVOR Profiles (out of a possible 4 points)
Music Picks From this Show:
“The Lonely Bull” – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass[audio:http://www.tequilawhisperer.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/01-The-Lonely-Bull-El-Solo-Toro.mp3|titles=The Lonely Bull]
“Mexican Shuffle” – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass[audio:http://www.tequilawhisperer.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/06-Mexican-Shuffle.mp3|titles=Mexican Shuffle]