Posted by Anastasia in Travel 162 Comments
I got to travel to Tequila, Mexico and visit the Casa Noble Distillery
I’ve been traveling all over the world, and one of my favorite places to visit is Mexico! One of my travel musts is checking out the local cuisine and food culture. That’s why I was so thrilled to partner with Casa Noble to visit their distillery for the chance to see for myself the art of hand-crafting one of the world’s finest tequilas.
The Casa Noble distillery is located in the beautiful town of Tequila, Jalisco (yes, it’s a real place!), the birthplace of the drink that bears its name. The locals were so friendly and helpful. When I go to Mexico, I never want to leave. We stopped for some of the best breakfast tacos I’ve ever had before starting our tour, where I got to see and experience the entire process of how triple distilled tequila is made. It was really interesting for me as a consumer (and avid tequila drinker) to see the blue agave native to this area become tequila from start to finish. What I found even more impressive was the personal passion Casa Noble’s team has for their product and process.
The distillery tour was followed by my first ever tequila tasting. I learned the differences and nuances to each tequila’s taste and the flavors associated with Crystal, Reposado and Añejo. After learning how to prep my mouth, and even lips, I could taste the smooth flavors of sweet vanilla and spices from the tequila being aged in French white oak barrels. My experience with Casa Noble was one-of-a-kind. If you have the opportunity, I highly suggest you make a trip down there for yourself. If not, at least pick up a bottle to try in the meantime!
The beautiful entrance to the barrel house and tasting room.
The French white oak barrels bring the tequila to life after 364 days (Reposado) or five years (extra Añejo)!
Carlos Santana’s signature barrels. He’s a brand partner.
Casa Noble is certified organic (fun fact) which was a lovely treat that paired perfectly with lunch and fresh watermelon margaritas.
Getting lost in the blue agave fields.
This post was developed in partnership with Casa Noble. All opinions are my own.