Titanium Blanco Tequila Review

In this episode of Sipping Off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Rick Levy revisit the newly redesigned Titanium Tequila Blanco.

From the Titanium Tequila Wesbite:

Our tequilas begin with the world’s finest 100% tequilana blue weber agave grown in the highlands of Jaslisco, Mexico.

Each of our agave plants are hand selected at the peak of their maturity full of sweetness and robust flavor. After harvesting the agave our jimadors carefully cut the agave down to the “piña”, or heart, leaving only the purest part of the agave plant for our tequila’s. Our agave is the highest quality agave found in the world creating a tequila like no other.

Our piña is then slowly roasted in a stainless steel autoclave. this cooking process is important in allowing for a consistent, sweet, and rich piña ready for fermenting as well as ensuring a clean outcome minimizing any possible bacteria build up. After roasting the piña is then shredded and juices extracted for fermenting.

Next is the fermenting which is done in an open air environment. This process is unrushed with a special strand of yeast added to control and create a consistently high quality spirit. The result is a luxurious, robust tequila ready for distillation. The tequila is then twice distilled in pot stills creating the finest small batch tequila available today.

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FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed.

Titanium Tequila Week Preview

 

Here at Tequila Aficionado, we’ve been around the tequila industry for 18 years now.  Just as our website and associated networks have evolved over those years, we’ve been witness to the evolution of some really wonderful agave spirit brands.  The makers of Titanium started out with a great blanco tequila and an elegant package that was equally suited to home entertaining and table service.

Here’s our initial review of Titanium Tequila Blanco in both audio and video formats:


 

 

But their brand has evolved…

In late 2016, they announced the addition of three new expressions in their lineup and we’ve been waiting anxiously for a sip ever since.  Coming up this week on Tequila Aficionado is a whole new series of Sipping Off the Cuff episodes featuring the new line of Titanium Tequilas.  We were not disappointed!

Editor’s Note: if you’re a Highlands blanco lover and would like a true treasure of a tequila for sharing or for gifting, find a bottle of Espiritu del Viento.  It’s made by the same people who bring you Titanium but only available in Mexico as yet.

Titanium Tequila: Luxury Attained

[On April 22, 2015, Casey Hartle, CEO and Vice President of Premium Spirits visited us to share some award winning Titanium tequila, a 2014 Tequila Aficionado Brand Of Promise(TM) nominee.]

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Titanium, a chemical element known for its low density and

Titanium gear.
Titanium gear.

high strength, is generally too expensive and unattainable for most consumers.

Outside of being manufactured as components in high end products like performance race cars, lightweight motorcycles and competition bicycles, about two thirds of all titanium metal produced is used in aircraft engines and frames.

Robert Tijerina, founder of Titanium.
Robert Tijerina, founder of Titanium.

So when Robert Tijerina, owner of Houston based spirits importer, Premium Spirits, and the founder of Priority 1 Aviation, a worldwide business jet aircraft sales and brokerage firm, decided on a name for his tequila, Titanium fit perfectly.

Here, Casey Hartle gives us more background on Titanium’s origin.

Ready For Take Off

Casey comes from a wine and spirits background having servedTitanium_bottle time with Republic National Distributing Company in sales, and then successfully helping another tequila brand gain a firm foothold in the tough-to-maneuver Texas market.

Hartle explains the particular challenges that exist for a start-up brand in expanding from the competitive city of Houston to Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.

Casey’s goal is to take Titanium, an up-and-coming tequila brand in Premium Spirits’ portfolio, to new heights.

Titanium cubeOld Skool Methods vs. Modern Technology

Produced at the famed Hacienda La Capilla distillery (NOM 1479), the tequila itself is the brainchild of their artistic and secretive master distiller (known only as Eduardo) who decided to perfect his own recipe after years of making tequilas for others.

Casey explains Titanium’s process that combines old skool methods and modern technology to achieve a specific flavor and aroma.

Tequila That Won’t Crush Your Soul

Casey imparts what he feels makes a stellar blanco tequila, and how best to enjoy Titanium other than in your favorite cocktail.

El Secreto

Next, Casey lets us in on what’s in the offing for Titanium, and the rest of Premium Spirits’ portfolio.

Where Titanium Is Jetting To Next…

Hartle reveals Titanium’s plan to invade Aspen, Colorado in June 2015’s prestigious Food & Wine Classic.

Plans For The Future

Hartle shares his vision for Titanium in the next five years.

Casey informs where Titanium can be found in Texas.

One Thing…

Casey Hartle expresses the one thing he’d like everyone to know about Titanium tequila.

Cleared For Landing

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Most commonly found in the working parts of private planes and palatial yachts, titanium has also been perceived as a symbol of luxury.

While the name fits quite well with Tijerina’s aviation background and jet-setting career, Casey Hartle advises that the luxury lifestyle can be affordably obtained simply by sipping Titanium tequila, whether at your favorite watering hole, nightclub, or with friends on a fishing boat or yacht.

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That makes Titanium tequila as versatile as its alloy namesake and luxury easily attained.

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Feeling lucky?  Enjoy this fun video from Titanium tequila.

 

Titanium Blanco Tequila Review

titanium_blancoTequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and M.A. “Mike” Morales taste and discuss Titanium Tequila Blanco and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. See why here.

Visit Titanium Tequila online here.

According to Titanium:

OUR LUXURY TEQUILA’S BEGIN WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST 100% TEQUILANA BLUE WEBER AGAVE GROWN IN THE HIGHLANDS OF JALISCO, MEXICO. EACH OF OUR AGAVE PLANTS ARE HAND SELECTED AT THE PEAK OF THEIR MATURITY FULL OF SWEETNESS AND ROBUST FLAVOR. AFTER HARVESTING THE AGAVE OUR JIMADORS CAREFULLY CUT THE AGAVE DOWN TO THE “PIÑA”, OR HEART, LEAVING ONLY THE PUREST PART OF THE AGAVE PLANT FOR OUR TEQUILA’S. OUR AGAVE IS THE HIGHEST QUALITY AGAVE FOUND IN THE WORLD CREATING A TEQUILA LIKE NO OTHER.

OUR PIÑA IS THEN SLOWLY ROASTED IN A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOCLAVE. THIS COOKING PROCESS IS IMPORTANT IN ALLOWING FOR A CONSISTENT, SWEET, AND RICH PIÑA READY FOR FERMENTING AS WELL AS ENSURING A CLEAN OUTCOME MINIMIZING ANY POSSIBLE BACTERIA BUILD UP. AFTER ROASTING THE PIÑA IS THEN SHREDDED AND JUICES EXTRACTED FOR FERMENTING.

NEXT IS THE FERMENTING WHICH IS DONE IN AN OPEN AIR ENVIRONMENT. THIS PROCESS IS UNRUSHED WITH A SPECIAL STRAND OF YEAST ADDED TO CONTROL AND CREATE A CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY SPIRIT. THE RESULT IS A LUXURIOUS, ROBUST TEQUILA READY FOR DISTILLATION. THE TEQUILA IS THEN TWICE DISTILLED IN POT STILLS CREATING THE FINEST SMALL BATCH TEQUILA AVAILABLE TODAY.

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