I was out and about in Amsterdam to meet up friend from Oxford who was in town on business. The GLW (Good Lady Wife) fancied some tapas so we enquired about any restaraunts in the area that might foot the bill. Directions were recieved and we ended up at 'Los Pilones - Cantina Mexico' off one of the side streets. It's owned by a Spanish guy and the food, although not tapas, was damn fine! There were plenty of mexican beers on the menu....and...an entire wall of tequila!!!
Within the borders of Mexico this tequila goes under the name of Casa Real, outside we know it as Casa Vieja and, believe it or not, this tequila is Kosher.
I decided to take a crack at the Casa Vieja. I'm personally a huge fan of reposados and so I began there.
Brand: Casa Vieja (Casa Real) Reposado
Distillery: Grupo Tequilero Mexico, S.A. De C.V.
Region: Highlands - Los Altos
This tequila is golden in colour and has a sweet and yet spicy smell to it. It's an elegant drink with many fruity undertones to it. For me it seemed to be a blend of the caramel we've come to expect and hints of lemon (citrus fruits). I've got to say that I really enjoyed it....so my next choice was obvious!