VETTED X Clase Azul:
The Ultimate Tequila Tasting Experience
Picture this: a luxury, apartment-like showroom with copper-accented furniture, architectural lighting and unorthodox design. Situated along a table that spans over 25 feet are glistening glasses of tequila paired with artful cuisine, handwritten name cards, a delicate flower for each guest and luminous candles.
Throughout the five-course meal, we enjoyed Clase Azul’s Plata, Reposado, Anejo, Mezcal and Ultra Tequilas. Inspired by traditional Mexican values, each bottle is handmade and hand-painted by artisans in a small village in Mexico, so each one is a unique piece. Here’s a little bit about each of the tequilas we tasted…
Clase Azul La Pinta: This pomegranate liqueur made with 100% Blue Agave tequila is both sweet and tart and mixes beautifully into a number of cocktails. Create the perfect dinner party welcome drink by simply pairing with Prosecco.
Clase Azul Plata: Plata is an ultra-premium tequila made from Tequilana Weber Blue Agaves. This silver tequila offers a surprising hint of sweetness and completely smooth flavor profile that makes it perfect to drink neat or in premium cocktails. The bottle is hand-blown glass with a pewter cap.
Clase Azul Reposado: Perhaps their most renown tequila, recognized by its white and blue ceramic bottle, handmade and hand-painted in Santa Maria Canchesda, Mexico, and pewter cap that doubles as a bell, this reposado is aged in American white oak barrels giving it its beautiful woody and vanilla, yet fruity aroma and taste.
Clase Azul Anejo: Made in the highlands of Jalisco, Clase Azul Anejo’s intense amber color and exquisite aromas are the result of an extended period of aging. The decanter sports a 24-karat gold medallion and each bottle is signed by the artisans who made it.
Clase Azul Durango: Also known as El Vieho (“The Old Man”), this Mezcal is made from Canizo Maguey, which grows wild (not farmed) in the State of Durango, where the extreme climate, rich soil, and natural springs, give particular force and complexity to its notes, making it an entirely different mezcal than what is produced in the rest of Mexico. The hand-carved black clay decanter is representative of Mexican folk art and the colorful cap is crafted by artisans from the Wixarika or Huichol culture using beeswax, a needle and individually placed beads.
Clase Azul Ultra: This extra-anejo tequila is the crown jewel of Clase Azul. Produced in limited quantities, this exquisite, deep amber tequila is a world-class spirit. It’s decanter is adorned with three precious metals: pure platinum decorations, a .925 sterling silver agave medallion and a 24-karat gold label.
Following dinner, our guests moved to the salon for an intimate performance by Fatherdude. He serenaded us with covers of familiar tunes such as Childish Gambino’s “Same Drugs” and John Legend’s “Open Your Eyes” along with some incredible original music. We highly recommend seeing him perform live: He’s playing at Baby’s All Right on August 29th!
In true VETTED fashion, we couldn’t let our members go home empty handed. Along with the meaningful connections made with one another throughout the night, we wanted each guest to walk away with something personal (in addition to more Clase Azul and VETTED glassware) as a token to remember the experience. We partnered with talented graphic designer and VETTED member, Charles Bentley, to create unique portraits for everyone in attendance.
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