Originally Published January 9, 2009 by M.A. “Mike” Morales on CocktailMatch
The Spanish Conquistadors first distilled pulque into mescal wine—tequila’s ancestor–in the 16th Century. Five centuries later, neither culture ever imagined that tequila would look like this.
El Paso’s Dos Lunas brand has raised the bar in the fast growing luxury spirits market with the ultimate rendition of artisan tequila, Grand Reserve ($2500).
This exquisite extra aged añejo is poured into one of a thousand numbered, handcrafted, limited edition Baccarat crystal decanters. It is the first and only bottle that the French crystal producer has ever created for tequila. Grand Reserve, and its accompanying crystal stopper, is then cradled inside an elegant wooden case and locked with a sterling silver key.
Aged in Spanish sherry oak casks for ten years, this toffee-tinged, additive free 100% agave tequila is a sensory paradise. Inhale the aroma of plums, raisins, and brown sugar. Sip and savor dark chocolate, toasted almonds, and a hint of caramel.
Fueled by Dos Lunas’ founder, Richard C. Poe II and his passion to create “the world’s best tequila…that goal informed every decision that was made, from growth through production to packaging.”
Complex and luxurious, exclusive Grand Reserve rivals the sophistication and refinement of the finest brandies or cognacs today.
The Aztecs and the Conquistadors would agree—Dos Lunas Grand Reserve is the ultimate in opulence.
[Author’s note: Don’t have the ready cash for Grand Reserve? Don’t worry! Dos Lunas is also available in blanco, reposado, and the new anejo varietals at more reasonable prices throughout the US. Enjoy!].