Sipping Off the Cuff | Goza Tequila Reposado [Transcript]

We hope you’ll enjoy this replay of our Sipping Off the Cuff with Goza Tequila Reposado along with the new full transcript in English.

ALEX: You are watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado dot com. I’m Alex Perez.

 

MIKE: I’m Mike Morales here in San Antonio. Alex Perez is at the Area 51.

ALEX: (undeterminable comment)

Sipping Off the Cuff | Goza Tequila Reposado [Transcript] https://wp.me/p3u1xi-5LqMIKE: What’s that?

ALEX: Are you a cowboy?

MIKE: I’m a cow…? No.

ALEX: Antonio.

MIKE: I’m am not a cowboy, and I am not a spur!

ALEX: Oh!

(laughing)

ALEX: You’re probably watching us on Youtube, so please subscribe.

MIKE: Yes.

ALEX: WE are tasting, drumroll…..Goza!

MIKE: Goza, not to be confused with Gozer, that was a character in Ghost Busters. (laughing) Alex –

ALEX: NOM 14.

MIKE: We really enjoyed the blanco.

ALEX: Yes.

MIKE: …and as we may – if you haven’t seen our blanco, the blanco tasting-

ALEX: Vodka!

MIKE: These guys are, they’re 3 owners led by a Mr. Gluck, and they are based out of Atlanta.

ALEX: Ooh! Bubbles.

MIKE: So they’re taking Hot-lanta by storm, apparently. Which is, if anybody’s been watching the market, the Southern, the Southeastern market is really very cocktail-driven. They’re getting into tequilas, they’re getting into mezcals… and Goza is, these guys are just on top of it. Look at the logo, check that out. The Day of the Dead with the wings on it, and the cocktail, and… You know, they’re very much into that. And that’s where they’re driven as far as their social media. So you can find them on Facebook, you can find them on Instagram, I believe they’re also on Twitter. And tonight, Alex, we’re doing the reposado.

ALEX: Yeah, we’re doing the reposado. I actually poured. It had some bubbles. I actually had to look at the bottle a second time, because it is so light.

MIKE: I was gunna say!

ALEX: I thought I had poured the blanco again.

MIKE: Yeah. It’s very pale straw color.

ALEX: It’s almost the same color. It just has like a tinge of… I dunno if you can see it, but there’s like no color in there.

MIKE: I mean hardly any. I had to hold it up to- my light’s over to my right, your left, and I had to… and they say this is aged for 6 months, right?

ALEX: Aged for 6 months in white oak barrels.

MIKE: In white oak barrels, and what did they say? This is where the, where blanco meets añejo.

ALEX: Where blanco meets añejo.

MIKE: (laughing) that’s what their…

ALEX: blanco meets añejo.

MIKE: That’s what their brochure says, yeah.

ALEX: So I’m wondering if they’re filtering this too.. but it only says they’re doing it for the blanco.

MIKE: Yeah, so the blanco is filtered, double-distilled, triple-filtered, is that what they said?

ALEX: Yeah.

MIKE: Ohh, ohh! Wow. Ohh, ohh, oh, oh!

ALEX: Yeah, it’s got a neat nose. See the….

MIKE: Look at – (laughing) You’re using one of their table tents, right? Is that what you’re doing?

ALEX: Right.

MIKE: Yeah, so they do have the really cool table tents.

ALEX: (laughing)

MIKE: Chances are you guys have seen them at one of, you know, at a club somewhere in Atlanta, or somewhere in Georgia. Don’t be afraid to give us your opinion on Goza down here. Fill it out. Tell us what you think if you’ve had it before. I love this nose, Alex. For only 6 months it’s very little color. But the nose on it, is even – it’s even giving me, it’s like it’s one more layer on top of the blanco.

ALEX:  Right, it’s actually. That’s a good way to describe it. And, the nose? I am getting a little bit, just hints of caramel.

MIKE:  You’re just getting a little bit… It’s almost like it’s just been kissed by the barrel.

ALEX: It’s just a little, just a little, yeah. Just a little, little kisses of caramel, little kisses of honey, little kisses of vanilla. And the, in the palate it’s actually very nice. It’s actually very delicate. Very little heat…

MIKE:  Mmm! There’s no heat from the blanco anymore.

ALEX:  Oh.

MIKE: There’s just a pepper.

ALEX: Just a slight little pepper.

MIKE: Way on the back end. Maybe a little bit – it’s spicier now, now that it’s been in the barrel, than it was unaged in the blanco. Wow! This is really good, Alex.

ALEX:  It’s actually, yeah. And it’s different. It’s not… It’s not a typical reposado.

MIKE: No…

ALEX: It’s almost like they’ve really taken the time to really smooth out the edges…

MIKE: Yeah, and that’s exactly –

ALEX: A nice little intro. Yeah, it’s like – it’s a great intro into the aged category.

MIKE: I think they’re funny – even though the descriptors in there, in the brochure is really funny, I think they actually got it right; that really is an introduction into the aged, or the añejo category, if you’re not familiar with it.

ALEX:  It’s a very elegant reposado.

MIKE:  Yeah, it belies its marketing. It really is a worthy sipper, as was the blanco in my opinion. But the blanco I think would lend itself probably better to the cocktails. And like I say, right now in the Southeast, cocktail cultures very, very hot. There’s a lot of these secret hotbeds of tequila and mezcal, ya know, going on in Georgia, going on in North Carolina South Carolina… Florida has always been kind of iffy because of the Latin Hispanic influence… but they’re starting to really come around, Alex. And I’m impressed, man! These guys at Goza, they jumped on that band wagon at the right time. Wow…

ALEX:  Wow, please – go grab some Goza.

MIKE: Yeah!

ALEX: I think, another Brand of Promise, Mike.

MIKE: I think you’re right. I think we… you know, we’ve nominated it for packaging, of course all the bottles are generally the same, except for the color code. That’s how you find out what the blanco is, what the repo is, and the añejo. But um… I’m impressed, man. This is very, very good stuff. Again, from NOM 1479 for anybody who’s had Nuestro Orgullo tequila. But, go out and get you some! And, while you’re at it, if you’ve had it, give us the comments down below, okay? And subscribe to our Youtube channel. We are now affiliated with Disney, and Makers Studios of the Disney Company, so we’re a part of the Disney family. And we want to make you part of our family as well. So, subscribe… give us your thoughts, we just gave you ours. Brand of Promise nominee for 2016, on the reposado, that’s Goza. I’m Mike Morales here in San Antonio.

ALEX:  And I’m Alex Perez. You’re watching Sipping off the Cuff on TequilaAficionado.com, and as always, sip wisely.