In January George Clooney and longtime friend, bar and restaurateur Rande Gerber, partner with Discovery Land Company CEO & founder Mike Meldman launched Casamigos Tequila. Casamigos Tequila with select nationwide distribution.
Casamigos Tequila is a small batch, ultra-‑premium tequila made from the finest, hand-‐selected, 100% Blue Weber agaves, which are grown in the rich, red clay soil and cool climate of the Jalisco Highlands of Mexico. Our agaves are harvested after maturing for a minimum of seven years, and are hand chosen for size and quality. They are then taken directly to the distillery and processed within 48 hours so as not to lose any of their properties. Our master distiller use a proprietary yeast blend to ensure the most refined tequila. Following that is an extra slow fermentation process, which takes 80 hours to complete (and is double the industry standard), and the use of bagasse from our agave, which results in a deep, rich flavor, and produces a tequila that is smooth with no burn.
In their late night “research sessions,” Gerber and Clooney preferred a sipping tequila known as Reposado, a term referring to the aging period when the spirit rests in oak barrels. This inspired the notion: “What if we made this stuff ourselves?”
“Casamigos Reposado is smooth and clean with hints of caramel, while Casamigos Blanco is crisp and clear, with subtle hints of vanilla and a smooth finish. Both are great served neat or on the rocks, and are the perfect base for premium cocktails,” says Gerber.
“We worked on the creation of Casamigos Tequila with our master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico, for years and held many blind tastings until we knew we got it right. We’ve been drinking Casamigos with friends and family for over five years,” says Clooney. Tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born. “Our idea was to make the best tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste we didn’t have to cover up with salt or lime.”
Their tequila was always intended for personal use, to be shared with family and friends, and now you can sip the tequila tonight at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown from 8 to 10pm. Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 3232 McKinney Avenue in Dallas.