Rising star in the Reposado Tequila game.
Casamigos — roughly translated as "house of friends" — was founded by Rande Gerber in 2013 in partnership with actor George Clooney. You might remember Rande Gerber as the husband of model Cindy Crawford, but he is also a serial entrepreneur in the restaurant and Spirits business. The entire Casamigos line of Tequilas and Mescal are made the right way at the Productos Finos de Agave Distillery in Jalisco along with many other premium brands. That means the products are the "real deal." Sales have taken off and the brand is now owned by Diageo.
Casamigos Reposado is everything that you expect in a rested Tequila. It’s made from 100% Weber Blue Agave raised in the red clay soils of the Jalisco highlands. The piñas are slow-roasted for three days in traditional brick ovens and crushed. Importantly, the agave juice is fermented for eighty hours using a proprietary blend of yeast strains … and yes, it’s a closely-held secret. It’s aged for seven months in “reconditioned” ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 40% ABV.