El Espolón Tequila is produced in Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico by the Master Distiller Cirilo Oropeza at Destiladora San Nicolas (NOM 1440). The company was founded by Ramon Valdes former president of Casa Herradura.
The agave for El Espolón is grown in the highlands region of Jalisco. They cook the agave for 18 to 20 hours. After the juice is extracted it is double distilled for five and half hours and then the tequila is filtered.
The tequila is crystal clear with medium spaced, medium paced skinny legs. The nose is ripe fruit, mild agave, and alcohol. It has a smooth mouth feel - slightly sweet, agave and ripe fruit towards the end. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, hot and leaves your whole mouth a with a nice numb tingle.