In Tequila’s fascinating and aromatic world, there is an experience that captivates the senses and awakens the curiosity of spirit lovers: the Tequila Masterclass. This captivating ritual invites us to explore the different varieties of this iconic Mexican beverage, taking us on a sensory journey filled with flavors, aromas, and subtleties. Prepare your taste buds and sense of adventure because a unique experience awaits you in a luxurious setting with the unmistakable flavor of Mexico.
If you have an unwavering passion for good Tequila, this experience is simply a must. At our exclusive All-Inclusive Resort, ATELIER Playa Mujeres, we offer you an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in a sea of knowledge and distilled pleasures. Our experts will guide you through a tasting held in our cozy Bar La Cantina. In this intimate and sophisticated corner, you will uncover the best-kept secrets of this spirited beverage that has conquered the palates of connoisseurs worldwide. The sensory journey that awaits you is unparalleled. From the first sip to the last, you will discover captivating nuances of flavors and aromas that make Tequila an authentic liquid gem. Every note, every nuance, every glimmer of blue Weber agave will unfold before your senses, awakening a deeper appreciation for this ancestral beverage. But the experience doesn’t end with the tasting alone. Immerse yourself in a relaxed and welcoming ambiance, where the hospitality of our ATELIER Playa Mujeres resort will envelop you. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel how luxury and comfort blend perfectly with warmth and authenticity. Our Barefoot Luxury concept invites you to enjoy every moment carefree, where your desires and needs are our priority.
A Tequila Tasting is a process of evaluating and appreciating the sensory characteristics of Tequila. It is a guided experience where participants can discover and enjoy this iconic Mexican beverage’s different aromas, flavors, and nuances. The Tequila Tasting allows us to learn and explore its qualities using our senses: smell, sight, and taste. The color can tell us a lot about its age and aging process, each sip is a new flavor adventure, and the aromas are as varied as the flowers in a garden, so let your senses guide you and your imagination soar.
Tequila, known as Mexico’s golden liquid, is a distilled spirit with history, tradition, and a distinctive flavor that captivates palates worldwide. Produced from blue agave, Tequila offers a wide range of tastes, from the freshest and herbaceous to the most complex and aged. This spirited beverage symbolizes identity and pride for Mexico, transporting us to agave landscapes and inviting us to enjoy special moments among friends. Whether you taste it neat, in cocktails, or with delicious dishes, Tequila always leaves a lasting impression and a desire to continue exploring its fascinating flavor profiles.
Over a period lasting between 7 and 9 years, Tequila is made from blue Weber agave, the raw material used for its production. Once the agave reaches maturity, the non-usable part of the leaves is separated, a process known as Jima. Hydrolysis is carried out in masonry ovens, raising its temperature to 100 – 110°C to ferment the agave properly. Subsequently, the fiber is separated, and fermentation begins. In this process, the yeast transforms the sugars, and then the Distillation continues. By this point, the musts contain a significant amount of alcohol (between 4% and 10%). This process takes place in instruments called Copper Alembic. During Distillation, the remaining water in the liquid evaporates, and at the end of this process, Tequila can be aged, obtaining better sensory qualities for the moment of tasting. The minimum aging time is two months and must be carried out in oak containers. For an Añejo Tequila, the minimum aging time must be one year, and for an Extra Añejo Tequila, a minimum of three years.
The Tequila Tasting is a rewarding experience that connects us with Mexico’s rich tradition and culture. We delve into a world of captivating flavors and aromas through observation, aromatic appreciation, and tasting.
At the end of the Masterclass, you will have a greater understanding and appreciation for Tequila, a beverage that transcends geographical boundaries and provides an unparalleled sensory delight.
Apart from the tasting itself, there are many ways to enjoy Tequila. Did you know you can prepare delicious and refreshing cocktails with this unique beverage? From the classic Margarita to the daring Tequila Sunrise, a wide range of cocktails will allow you to experience and combine flavors creatively. Ultimately, the Tequila Tasting is a personal journey of discoveries and surprises. There are no right or wrong answers, only your preferences and emotions. So have fun, experiment, and explore. Tequila is here to delight your senses!