Region: Jalisco, Mexico
Master Distiller Sophie Decobecq is something of an anomaly in the world of tequila, not just for being a woman in a male-dominated industry, but for her application of science to tequila production. She graduated from an eminent university in her native France in 1999 with degrees in biochemistry and engineering. After graduating she moved to Mexico where she studied the science of fermentation at the Polytechnics Institute of Mexico City. As part of her research she visited tequila distilleries in Jalisco, where a passion for the culture, people and tequilas of the region took hold. In 2003 she established a company, Imex International, with the goal of creating some of the finest tequilas in the world.
The Tequila - Double distilled in traditional pot stills. Matured for 16 months in ex Bourbon oak casks to produce a smooth, clean and vibrant flavor with a hint of smoke.
Lovely oak aromas marrying together with a rich touch of light vanilla and coffee. Seductively aromatic, with sense of herbs and spices. On the palate, great aperture of wood, surrounded by multiple taste evolutions in your mouth, with expressions of cracked coffee and tobacco among them. Perfect balance between agave oak, vanilla and coffee notes.