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Posts Tagged ‘Artisanal’

Review: Roca Patrón Silver Tequila 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 20, 2021

This year I am hoping to continue  update many of my tequila reviews, improving my suggested cocktails and where necessary editting my tasting notes and scores to be consistent with any changes which may have occurred that have affected the taste and quality of the agave spirit since my last review. I will also be adding new reviews to broaden the tequila category upon my website. Today I am looking at Roca Patrón Silver Tequila.

Patron currently sells three brands of tequila, their premium brand Patron , their artisanal brand, Roca Patron, and their luxury brand, Gran Patron. The company was created in 1989 when John Paul DeJoria, and Martin Crowley formed The Patrón Spirits Company with the stated singular goal of producing “the best tequila in the world.” 

Roca Patrón Tequila is a pure 100% Agave Tequila made from agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.  The spirit is bottled at 45 % alcohol by volume, and is made completely from agave juice which has been extracted using a stone Tahona Wheel.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Roca Patrón Silver Tequila

“… The fruity agave is understated and has an herbal quality with hints of heather and mint riding at the edges of my perception. If I take my time with the glass I can sense a few light citrus notes (particularly lime zest) and the sense of mint seems to build up very gradually.  I am loving the subtle nuances I have found in the merry little breezes above the glass …”

Please enjoy my review, and my cocktail suggestions, the Rum Howler Margarita and Metro Mexico.

Chimo!

 

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#Top100CanadianWhisky – #91 Shelter Point Artisanal Single Malt Whisky

Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 25, 2017

The 10th spirit revealed in my Rum Howler 2017 Top 100 Canadian Whiskies Countdown is Shelter Point Artisanal Single Malt Whisky which is distilled in small batches on Vancouver Island (British Columbia).

To make their single malt whisky, Shelter Point uses a single grain approach, and the Canadian barley used for distillation is grown right on their own family farm (in Oyster River) and never blended with other grains. The water source is the spring water that comes from the mountain-fed aquifer directly beneath the Island.

Perhaps the only things that aren’t sourced locally are the oak barrels, which were sourced from Kentucky bourbon distillers, and the massive copper pot stills which came from Scotland.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Shelter Point Artisanal Single Malt Whisky

“… The nose contains a light punky corn scent which indicates fresh bourbon barrels used to age the spirit. Alongside the corn I notice maple and wood spice, some musty burlap, almond and a few tinges of sour fruit. There is an herbal tinge in the air which hints at anise and licorice as well as a few hints of mint and menthol …”

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Note: As indicated earlier, I will not be creating a posting for every whisky in my countdown on this website; but I am going to try to highlight every Canadian spirit that I have not reviewed previously.

To follow the countdown list on a daily basis, you should follow me on twitter (Rum Howler on Twitter) using the hashtag #Top100CanadianWhisky. Alternatively you can view the  list as it grows by viewing my Reveal Page:

The Rum Howler – Top 100 Canadian Whiskies of 2017

The Reveal Page will be updated at least weekly through September, October and November and then daily in December.

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