Frida Kahlo Tequila is produced by Fabrica de Tequila El Eden, S.A. de C.V., NOM 1465, in Arandas, Jalisco. This tequila pays respect to legendary Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. After being badly crippled in an accident, Frida learned to paint from her hospital bed. Her passion for life was reflected in her iconic paintings as well as her colorful lifestyle and clothing. She was a true original that continues to inspire the spirit that bears her name and captures the taste and traditions of Mexico.
The Frida Kahlo product line uses mature agave harvested from the highland region of Jesus Maria. The piñas are slowly baked in brick ovens. The cooked agave is crushed and the resulting juice and fibers are fermented naturally (no additives, 100 % agave). Distillation is performed using copper pot stills. Their Reposado and Añejo expressions are comprised of a blend of tequilas aged in two types of barrels (new American oak barrels and used whiskey barrels). Special attention is given during each step of the process to achieve a line of premium tequilas.
Frida Kahlo Blanco is a crystal-clear tequila. It has a robust vegetal aroma with an herbal touch. It has a light-oily consistency. Upon tasting, we found a hint of sweet cooked agave up front. The mid palate offered a briny character with hints of bell pepper, green olives and celery. The finish was clean and dry with a sensation of white pepper. It has a pleasant saltiness reminiscent of the ocean air.
The Reposado rests in oak barrels for 364 days. This tequila has a pale-gold appearance and an oily consistency. We experienced the same aromas of the Blanco along with hints of smoked almond, spice and toasted oak. Similar flavors of the blanco (cooked agave, salty vegetal) came through with the introduction of spice (clove). As the spirit dries on the tongue it fades into an enjoyable slightly-bitter finish.
The Añejo is aged for a minimum of 3 years. It has a light-gold appearance and a lightly-creamy consistency. We found aromas of caramel, fresh-cut wood, and sugar cane. Upon tasting, we experienced sweet flavors of stone fruit (apricot / cherry) and a solid presence of caramel. The lingering finish was spicy with oak overtones. We really enjoyed sipping this well-balanced and complex tequila.
Tequila Connection greatly appreciates the small-batch quality resulting from the production process used to create Frida Kahlo Tequila! We highly recommend you give it a try!
For more information about Frida Kahlo Tequila, visit their website: http://www.dpsons.com/fridakahlotequila/