|1921 Tequila Creme|
Unique and rich, 1921 Tequila Cream marries cream, coffee, and tequila in one bottle
(by Ryan Kelley, Examiner.com) Most cocktail fans are familiar with Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur (and the many knock-offs), but how about a cream liqueur that bottles the flavor of Mexico? 1921 Tequila Cream is a unique product, a liqueur that combines Mexican coffee and cream with the wonderful flavors of 100% blue agave tequila.
Little information about the manufacturing methods is in the press notes, but a key thing to note is that the base of this liqueur is the flavorful 1921 Tequila Blanco.
Light beige in color, the thick cream solidly adheres to the side of the glass. It has the scent of a creamy latte with added butterscotch, roasted nuts, and a very light sprinkling of cocoa. Explore the nose further and the coffee smell intensifies, with a hint of sweet agave. Upon entry, it is thick and oily, and the palate is covered with the rich flavor of a creamy cafe latte with just a dash of cocoa powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon. A nutty flavor takes hold as the cream hits the back of the palate, and there is a smooth, floral agave finish with a wonderful tequila, coffee, and milk chocolate aftertaste.
(From 1921 Tequila): 1921 Tequila celebrates the Mexican Revolution. Each of the hand-labeled bottles bears tribute to a Mexican hero. Every expression is made entirely from the finest blue agave, the most prized of all agave plants. It takes nine years for the blue agave to reach full maturity and be ready for harvest. After baking and fermentation, the agave syrup is carefully distilled two times in pot stills following the finest traditions.
"1921 is the original Tequila Cream. Using 1921 Tequila Blanco as its base, Tequila Cream combines the soft taste of cream with a touch of Mexican coffee. Its delicate flavor and subtle aroma is the perfect end to a wonderful meal."
1921 Tequila Cream won the 2009 Spirits of Mexico "Best of Category" Award in addition to a Gold Medal. It is available in 750ml (suggested retail $29) and 50ml bottles and is 15% alcohol by volume (30 proof).