I remember clearly going Fridays night with my friends -yes...back then I had friends- and everybody would ask, most likely for a Cuba Libre (Rum with Coke) but I always asked for tequila. My friends always thought that I was just being eccentric and the waiters though that I was cheap. I was neither. I just liked tequila.
What was poor man drink 40 years ago...now is a fashionable drink and, if you have the money, then you can easily pay hundreds of dollars for a tequila shot. Hundreds! I don't though, I drink good tequila and sometimes what I drink is a bit expensive and some other times it is not.
I just finished a tequila given to me by my mother in law (my biggest supplier) during my last trip to Mexico. It was a Tres Generaciones Reposado. I opened the bottle yesterday and today is gone (just Kidding!!). This was a good tequila. I would say a great tequila.
This particular tequila has been distilled three times (the norm for a Reposado is two) and it has been aged for at least 4 months in oak barrels. It is soft, nice to the palate. I did really enjoyed quite a bit.
The flavor is defentely agave with a tone of oak and pepper...I would say a bit sweet. definitely doesn't have the kick that other tequilas have. As I drink it only straight, I appreciate the silky and smooth experience.
If I were to give stars I would give Tres Generaciones a 7 stars out of 10.