Pura Vida Tequila is produced at the FELICIANO VIVANCO Y ASOCIADOS distillery (NOM 1414, DOT 129) located in the town of Arandas, in the highlands of Jalisco.
Special care is taken during each step of the production process to attain a tequila of high quality and insurmountable flavor. Stewart Skloss, founder of Pura Vida, and the Vivanco family are dedicated to creating a handcrafted product with the highest standards of craftsmanship. Pura Vida is made from 100% estate-grown Weber Blue Agave. The agave is slowly steam-baked in traditional stone ovens. Classical music is played during the fermentation process. Tripple-distillation is performed using copper pot stills. And finally, the aged tequila spends time in American oak bourbon barrels. The production process is monitored closely throughout to achieve the desired flavor profiles.
Pura Vida Silver has a crystal-clear appearance, a crisp agave aroma and a full-bodied consistency. There is a bold agave flavor up front. The finish is long with hints of citrus and mint. It is very refreshing and unusually smooth for a blanco. Tequila Connection gives the Silver a very respectable score of 9.0, converting to a Rating of "Great ++".
Pura Vida Gold has pleasant aromas of agave and spice with hints floral and citrus. This full-bodied reposado offers up flavors of agave, sweet fruit (apple and pear) and spice. The finish is medium dry with wood notes. This tequila is slightly toned-down yet more complex than the blanco. With a score of 9.0, the Reposado also receives our Rating of "Great ++".
The Añejo has a light-gold color and a pleasant aroma of citrus, wood and agave. It is also full-bodied, but with flavors of sweet citrus, agave, chocolate, vanilla and wood notes. It has a nice finish with a slight bit of peppery spice. Tequila Connection gives Pura Vida Añejo a score of 9.18 converting to a rating of "Excellent --". Great job.
Tequila Connection highly recommends you give Pura Vida Tequila a try!
For additional information about Pura Vida Tequila, visit their website: http://www.puravida.mx/tequila.html