Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Partida Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila
One of the Partida slogans has been that they fuse tradition with tech. What this means is that they cook their mature agave piñas (7-10 years old) in state-of-the-art stainless steel ovens rather than the old stone ovens in order to preserve pure and clean flavors. This is surely evident in the glass. The Partida Blanco while being a great primary ingredient in cocktails is a great sipping Tequila. It is so incredibly balanced and silky on the palate that it's a pure joy to drink.
Tequila Partida is authentic estate-bottled premium Tequila, made from 100% blue agave in the heart of Mexico’s historic Tequila region. The brand was founded in 2001 by Gary Shansby, a marketing pro who helped make brands like Vitamin Water and Famous Amos Cookies household names. But don’t think for a second that this is a brand built on slick marketing. Partida is consistently among the top-ranked Tequilas by aggregate scores from the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico.
Brilliant crystal clear with many thin legs on the glass showing its viscosity.
The nose is amazingly complex offering rustic notes of baked agave with loads of salty aromatics ranging from green olives to pickles and capers with hints of earth and pineapple skins.
The palate delivers a silky entry with dry tropical fruit on the mid-palate with loads of black and white pepper, lime zest, and sea salt. The second sip is far more rich and elegant with flanking notes of spice, honey, and dried herbs.
This blanco is wonderfully intense while vibrant and refreshing as well. It walks the line between delicate and rustic in the best possible way.
How to Serve
This Tequila is great in all of your traditional Tequila based cocktails. The Partida Margarita skips the usual addition of an orange liqueur in favor of agave nectar. It's delicious. Again, I am a huge fan of sipping the Partida Blanco straight. In the hot summer months give it a quick chill with fresh ice and strain into a rocks glass.
Price: $ 45