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November 11, 2013

An Exceptional Sipping Tequila

By Ingrid Skjong | Drinks

An Exceptional Sipping Tequila
Courtesy of Casa Dragones

As if an elegant bottle of Casa Dragones tequila isn’t enough, the exclusive spirit meant for sipping (not shooting) is offering even more this holiday season. Its special gift box ($275), packaged in the brand’s signature blue, contains a bottle of the 100-percent blue-agave Joven tequila along with a pair of custom Riedel glasses—hand-engraved in traditional Mexican pepita style—made especially for tasting.

Produced in small batches, Casa Dragones was founded in 2008 (CEO Bertha González Nieves is the first female maestra tequilera) and begins with silver tequila, which is finished with a touch of extra añejo that has mellowed in American oak barrels for five years. The result is a superbly smooth flavor (the expected bite is nearly nonexistent)—and a perfect addition to any collection. casadragones.com/gift.