Legendary rocker and tequila aficionado, Sammy Hagar, and culinary icon and restaurateur, Guy Fieri, introduce Santo Reposado, the newest tequila to join their Santo Spirits portfolio.
Following the success of the award-winning Santo Blanco, and the world’s first and only Mezquila, Hagar and Fieri set out to create a genuine, old-world style Reposado. Artfully balanced and sinfully smooth, the expression uses 100% certified Blue Weber Agave from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico resulting in a more mature and fuller expression with a long finish on the palate.
“I have been in this business for over 30 years and if anyone knows good tequila, it’s me. I live and breathe tequila. I am really proud and impressed by what we have been able to accomplish with Reposado and I can’t wait for the Santo Spirit fans to finally taste what we have been working on for so long,” said Sammy Hagar. “We are using premium ingredients and traditional processes that have given us a product that is going to shake up the tequila world.”
Utilizing traditional methods, the agave is steamed in traditional stone ovens for 17 hours, rested for four hours and then steamed again for another 12 hours. After approximately four days of fermentation, the tequila is double distilled in copper pot stills.
The liquid is then rested for five months in charred American oak bourbon barrels, giving it distinctive notes of smoke and vanilla-maple, finished with a satisfying, peppery kick.
“Sammy is the godfather of tequila and really taught Americans what real deal agave spirits should be. So, for me to be able to join forces with him in Santo and bring the world our premium tequilas and the world’s first Mezquila, it’s about as good as it gets,” said Fieri. “With our newest expression, the Reposado, we’re bringing a perfectly aged version of our Blanco that I know folks are gonna dig.”
Santo Reposado is displayed in a stunning and eye-catching matte-blue bottle to honour to blue-green colour of natural agave and modelled after the shape and style of the original clay bottles used in authentic tequila making.
For more information, go to santospirit.com