Description/ Tasting NotesTry this tequila; golden amber in colou,r due to the American charred oak barrels it was matured in. The aging adds a light bitterish-sweet subtone to its taste.
Winery Info/ Brand
The name ‘Camino Real’ translates to Royal Road in Spanish, also a King’s Highway, 600-mile trail connecting all the California missions from Baja California, Mexico to Mission San Francisco in northern California, US. The agaves used in making Camino Real tequila grow in fields at 2,000 metres above sea level, hence the name Camino i.e. “high” in Spanish.
Region Info/ Origin
Tequila is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco. Although tequila is a kind of mezcal, modern tequila differs somewhat in the method of its production, in the use of only blue agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity. The red volcanic soil in the surrounding region is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. Agave tequila grows differently depending on the region. Blue agaves grown in the highlands Los Altos region are larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agaves harvested in the lowlands, on the other hand, have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor.