t1 blanco, reposado (episode 16) tequila review

Th’ Lip snagged some PRE-RELEASE samples of the new “t1” tequila for reviewing on this week’s show!   Both the blanco (“Ultra Fino”) & reposado (“Excepcional”) were tasted and it was a pleasure and a surprise.  This brand is overseen by Master Distiller, German Gonzalez whose previous tequila masterpiece was the mighty “Chinaco” line.  This is German’s latest work of “agave” art, and th’ Lip is NOT SHY about critiquing its strengths as well as it’s lesser qualities.

Watch the show and be invited into the rarefied secret space of pre-release tasting!

Tequila Stats:

Brand: “t1″

Varieties: “Ultra Fino” (blanco), “Excepcional” (repo, aged 6 months in white oak)

NOM: 1146

General Tasting Notes: Bright citrus-green tastes for the blanco and the repo.  The blanco in particular has a light sweetness that will attract the new, “American” palate.  The repo adds a lot more complexity to the flavor while keeping the light and sweet-ish touch.  The repo also introduces a L O N G and lasting finish to the juice!  Very pleasurable finish on that repo!

Music Picks From this Show:
“Walkin’ One And Only” – Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

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“The Losing End (When You’re On)” – Neil young & Crazy horse

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2 Responses to “t1 blanco, reposado (episode 16) tequila review”

  1. castello December 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Great T1 debut! Can’t wait to try it. Is the Maturo made by the same folks?

  2. Lippy December 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    Yes..
    “Maduro” will be made by the same “t1″ people and distillery. No date yet on its introduction, though. I have been assured that I’ll get a tasting sample — so stay tuned! I want to taste this as much as YOU all want me to taste it!

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