As a general rule of thumb, tequilas are double distilled and aged in ex-bourbon casks. Casa Noble breaks both of these standards by triple distilling and aging in new French oak. The Cofradia distillery also uses 100% organically grown Blue Weber agave grown in the Uzeta region of Nayarit, near Jalisco for their product. All of these variables create a tequila that is instantly recognizable and unique.
Not only this, but Casa Noble is certified as “green”. Green tequila? Well, not in color, but Casa Noble is USDA certified and is one of the few products in Mexico that has received the highest official government green certification by the Mexican Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. So, if the environment is important to you, feel free to drink up!
Casa Noble also craft a reposado, añejo, five-year añejo and a Joven in their portfolio, but the GSN desk only received the blanco for review.
Casa Noble Blanco Tequila (80 proof)
Nose: Very agave heavy with a slighty smokey and fresh crushed pina overtone.
Taste: Sweet with a kind of lime presence. At first it seems quite sweet, but then a lot of peppery ginger hits towards the back of the palate, leaving a mild chili pepper impression. The body is impressive as well with a rich substantial mouthfeel.
Finish: Quite long with tingling spice notes popping all over your mouth. It also ends dry and with some oak tannin.
Overall: A tequila that works well on its own, especially in the traditional way of a lick of salt, a bite of lime and a shot of tequila. But, it is also quite mixable with anything you throw at it. This holds its own in a cocktail and supports the rest of the players.
GSN Rating: B+
For more information go to: Casa Noble