Uno, Dos, Tres, Tequila!

Uno, Dos, Tres, Tequila!

Winning Bid: $190
Value: $200
Item #: 304
Bids: 4
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This elite upscale tequila is a rare extravagance worth adding to you refined liquor collection. Included in this basket is:
  • One bottle of 123 Organic Blanco (Uno) Unaged and clean with intense aromas of fresh agave. Vibrant with lemon peel, black pepper, and minerals.  Smooth as silk with a slight sweet kick on the lengthy finish, which is so easy its criminal.
  • 1 bottle of 123 Organic Reposado (Dos) Aged six months in oak with alted caramel creme brulee, and toffee notes.  There's agave on the nose, but it quickly dissipates as you head for a light dessert course, complete with minty anise finish.
  • 1 bottle of Organic Añejo (Tres) After eighteen months in oak, Tres' wood character is more prominent, and it's heady on the nose with tannin and wood oil notes.  This fades, revealing rich caramel and some chocolate notes.  A lovely añejo, it really opens up when you give it time.
  • Complimented with Williams Sonoma Lime Margarita Salt, 123 Organic Tequila logoed coasters and lime squeezer.
123 Organic Tequila was so generous with DEFHR this year in honor of our 30th Anniversary that they donated 4 additional bottles of their incredible tequila for the Liquor Wagon.  So if you miss you chance to score this basket make sure you bid on the Liquor Wagon!

More about this exclusive tequila:
When tequilero David Ravandi envisioned 123 Organic Tequila, he was inspired to design a brand specifically with wine enthusiasts in mind. The delicate floral aromas and complex mineral flavors found in 123 Organic Tequila are the result of artisanal, small-batch distillation and estate hand bottling.

From pristine agave plantations to iconic bottles that are hand-blown from recycled glass and labeled with recycled paper and soy inks, sustainability is the hallmark of this exceptional brand. Explore the connection between tequila’s cultural heritage and the pure expression of terroir that is found in 123 Organic Tequila.

123 Organic Tequila begins its journey to your glass as sweet juice pressed from the roasted heart of the Blue Agave. Like pulque, the sacred ceremonial drink of the Aztecs, this sweet mosto is fermented and then transformed by the careful art of distillation into the purest 100% Blue Agave tequila. Grown on the same ancient volcanic soils that once sustained the Aztecs, the agave plantations that flourish on our hacienda near the town of Tequila have been sustainably cultivated for centuries and from these pristine estate fields comes the expressive character of 123 Organic Tequila (Uno Dos Tres).

The origins of tequila can be found in the legend of the Aztec goddess Mayahuel and you will find her story depicted on our labels. Mayahuel dwelled in the sky with the star demons, the Tzitzimime, that are said to battle the sun each dusk and dawn. When it was discovered that Mayahuel had eloped with the feathered snake God Quetzacoatl, the Tzitzimime descended to earth in pursuit. In an effort to escape, the couple disguised themselves as the forked branches of a tree but Mayahuel’s hiding place was revealed when the tree split in two and its branches fell to the earth. Mayahuel could not escape the wrath of the Tzitzimine and with a heavy heart, Quetzacoatl buried her where she fell.

As in the ancient legend, the snake that adorns the seal on every bottle of 123 Organic Tequila serves as a symbol of protection both for the sacred field where Mayahuel was laid to rest by her lover and the agave plants that sprang forth there. From the milky sap of the first agave plants, the Gods created the fermented elixir pulque which they gave as a gift of comfort to Quetzacoatl for the loss of his ill-fated Mayahuel. From that time forward, legend attributes the origin of agave and the creation of pulque to this fertile goddess.

Mayahuel’s offspring, the 400 tipsy rabbits, serve as a reminder to consume 123 Organic Tequila in moderation.
Donated By: 123 Organic Tequila
Otto Hoernig