Christmas comes but once a year, well in December of last year it came twice for me. I returned home from work one evening to find a parcel from Voodoo Tiki Tequila on my doorstep with a bottle of their reposado in it. I'd been itching to try this for ages as I do love an over the top bottle. C'mon it's got a Tiki idol in it, how can you not want to try it?! After a short battle with the wax seal that blocks the agave juice from escaping, the review was underway.
Sometimes curiosity gets the better of me, and I just have to find out if something is worth drinking. That's how it went with Yeyo. During 2011 the web was alight with talk of a new tequila on the scene, stimulated by a very heavy social networking presence. Boasting modern design and with high praise being thrown from pillar to post I quite simply had to find a way to get my hands on a bottle and try it. Luckily Jon Bullinger himself was kind enough to send us one to taste, although to be honest I wasn't that much against having to jump the pond and head State-Side at some point this year to pick one up. Either way we finally got a chance to see just what all the fuss was about.
Another newcomer to the scene has made its way in to our review section. Well newcomer is perhaps not the most apt word to describe this tequila as there’s quite a bit of history behind how this brand made it to the market, tracking all the way back to 1923 where Feliciano Vivanco tended his agave field and became somewhat of a local hero. Under his watchful eye and loving care, his fields of beautiful blue agave became known, far and wide, for their exceptional quality and sugar content. But you're not here for a history lesson...
Yes, we got our hands on the Gold as well. Don’t we mean Reposado? Well no actually, this one’s being marketed as a Gold. Don’t panic it’s still 100% agave, the Gold classification can also be the result of blending a Silver Tequila with a Reposado and/or Añejo Tequila, whilst keeping it 100% agave. That or it's been kept not quite long enough in the barrel to warrant the Reposado classification.
Aye, Pura Vida sent us all three for review. If you’ve not read the reviews for both the silver and gold versions of this brand then hit up the links, or jump into the search function and check them out. Pura Vida Añejo is aged for a minimum of one year in high quality, American oak bourbon barrels which promises to be an ultra premium tequila for aficionados who value exceptional quality, old-world craftsmanship.