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Arette Blanco Tequila is made at Tequila Arette de Jalisco from estate grown agave and water sourced from the Tequila volcano springs. Arette is named for Arete, a horse who won a gold medal for Mexico in the 1948 Olympics in England. Eduardo and Jaime Orendain, the great grand sons of the legendary Don Eduardo, returned to El Llano Distillery, the original building where Don Eduardo first starting crafting tequila in 1900. They rebuilt the distillery in 1978 and Tequila Arette was introduced in 1986. Once harvested and trimmed the agave is slow cooked for 15 hours in autoclave ovens then rested for 15 hours in a stainless steel autoclave. The pinas are shredded and the extracted juice is fermented for 4 days is stainless steel vats with natural house yeast. It is small batch double distilled in stainless steel pot stills with copper coils and carbon filtered. The aroma leads with cooked agave, smoke, and bell pepper. Additional time brings out herbal, alcohol, black pepper, lemon, and roasted pineapple notes. The sweet agave entry is joined by herbal, bell pepper, and fruit building to a vanilla, tropical fruit, and citrus peak. It fades with agave and fruit. The finish leaves mineral, orange peel, roasted agave, and sprinkle of black pepper. Priced to be mixed in your favorite tequila cocktail Arette Blanco is smooth and interesting enough to sip straight with ice. besttastingspirits.com