KAH Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 65) tequila review




Wake UP, Dead Heads!  Your ancestors are calling to you from the world beyond!  Introducing KAH “Day of the Dead” tequila.  These bottles are sure “purdy”, but how does the juice INSIDE ‘em taste?

Th’ Lip gets ready to skullf*ck his taste buds with this new brand featuring hand-painted glass bottles that are simply irresistibly attention-grabbing.  Get read to blow your mind, incite an “eye riot”, and learn all about the flavor profiles in every age of KAH tequila!

TEQUILA Details:

BRAND: KAH Day of the Dead Tequila

NOM: 1472

AGAVE SOURCE: LOWLANDS

GENERAL TASTING NOTES:

KAH starts out with a sweet spicy take on a traditional lowlands blanco taste profile.  You’ll sniff anise and musty lemon on the nose – then move on to a nicely cooked agave gift on the mid-palate.  Though the mouth feel and flavor “footprint” feels a bit thin, in general this is a solid blanco.  The reposado brings a lot of alcohol heat with its custom, 110-Proof alcohol kick.  Only the repo is over-proofed (the other ages are locked in at the standard 80-proof).  To try and balance the high alcohol cloud (and its numbing effects) the KAH repo features a heavily wooded sweet tang .  This makes the repo a great cocktail mixer, but a difficult sipper as the alcohol overpowers all other flavors.  Use it as a party conversation piece, but make sure to pour it sparingly and only AFTER having tasted the more subtle offerings at your bar.  KAH’s real promise is fulfilled in their exquisite anejo.  Though the “flavor footprint” remains a bit compressed, there is a lot of interest, complexity and balance offered in this anejo.  Strains of vegetal “umami” and mushroom are paired with some dialed-back citrus.  This one’s a keeper folks!  Guess you’d better buy all three ages of KAH because the bottles are so damned beautiful as a set.  SalUd!

FLAVOR Profiles for KAH Anejo  (out of a possible 4 points)


12 Responses to “KAH Tequila – blanco, reposado, anejo, (episode 65) tequila review”

  1. Glenn Groth January 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I came across the podcast in the hot section on itunes and gave it a try. Great shit! Not only a tequila fan but the biggest Los Lobos fan as well. I’m hooked. Keep.up the good work Lippy. You’re a man of great taste!

  2. admin January 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Hello Glenn,
    Thanks for the kind words. Glad you’re into Los lobos as well! I play alot of their stuff on the Show on a pretty regular basis. If you like what you see/hear please tell your friends.
    And WELCOME!
    -Lippy

  3. Al K March 17, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Great site and incredible info for the newbie…I was intrigued by your comment, “AFTER having tasted the more subtle offerings at your bar”…have you thought about a show based on a suggested serving order for us learners? Like starting with a start with CN or Fortaleza, then move on to….? etc…

  4. admin March 17, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Hello Al,
    Thanks for the compliments. Y’know — I really SHOULD do a “Tequila 101″ show covering all the basics. Good idea. Please follow my Facebook fan page as that’s the place where I disseminate most braking news about upcoming shows etc.. Oh, and PLEASE tell your firnds about the show!
    Thanks,
    Lippy

  5. Tequila Amiga November 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Hey Lip,

    I also had the opportunity to try KAH tonight. The bottles are amazing! I agree with you that the reposado’s alcohol heat is hard to sip on, which is unfortunate for those of us who prefer our tequila neat. I found both of them hard to drink neat. I chose something different to sip on. I hope I can get an empty bottle to display. Thanks for the review, as always.

    In tequila we drink,

    Tequila Amiga

  6. Lippy November 3, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Amiga — Did you taste the Kah ANEJO?? Best of the bunch, IMHO….
    Thank you for watching! PLEASE tell some friends — you’re connected!

  7. Todd Richardson January 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    Had the Repo on a hunting trip to northern Minnesota… it was a real treat. The skull is guarding the mantel at the Deer Shack to keep the spirits at bay. Picked up the Anejo for New Years celebration. Really good stuff folks… Gonna have to locate the Extra Anejo partially for the taste and also for the great bottle. I plan on making this a permanent addition to my bar…something to keep Johnny Blue company during the night…hmmm Blue Agave, Johnny Blue Scotch…??? Coincidence…? I think not

  8. Lippy January 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    You DO have to keep your booze in good friends, Todd!

  9. richard June 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Where am I able to purchase Kah Tan in Wilmington De. zip 19803

  10. Lippy June 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Sorry — you’ll have to check online.
    Thanks for watching
    -Lippy

  11. Bad Llama August 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I have got to say, many of your reviews have led me down the path to new and lovely tequilas. I beg to differ on the Kah Repo, however. The burn is intense, yes, but by no means overwhelms the other flavors, which I have found to be beautifully balanced. Keep up the great work! I look forward to future discoveries.

  12. Lippy August 13, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the Kah. Different palates/different strokes, of course.
    Thanks for watching!

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