Codigo Reposado Single Barrel Tequila – JJ’s 1st Edition
About five years ago I was given an opportunity to purchase a barrel of Codigo tequila. We received the sample kit and got set to make the selection, then the program was halted for a reason we don’t know to this date. Fast forward to earlier this year, we were presented with an opportunity to purchase another barrel of Codigo tequila, and we jumped on it as quickly as we could.
Why Codigo? Why now? Why Codigo is easy. Because it’s delicious. We have turned most folks we know on to Codigo tequila, mostly through JJ’s Bar as it is the only tequila we will use for making our 2nd best-selling cocktail. It’s fairly simple. Codigo distills their agave to 90 proof before it goes into a Napa cabernet French wine barrel for six months. Why is this important? Because when it is proofed down to 80 proof, you still get a lot of the character of the individual barrel in the flavor profile.
Why now? Because we wanted to be first. We were the first Midwest account outside of Kansas City and Minneapolis to pull the trigger on the Codigo single barrel program. That’s important because it shows that we care about the quality of the barrels we select as Codigo is significantly more expensive than any of the other tequila programs out there. We could have done as others in our market have gone and gotten barrels from other distillers, but nothing compares to Codigo.
- Name: Codigo Reposado Single Barrel Tequila – JJ’s 1st Edition
- Country of Origin/Locale: Jalisco, Mexico
- Proof: 80.0
- Glass: Double Old-Fashioned Glass
- Temperature: Room, or with ice. Try it at room first
- Cocktail Options: Makes THE best margarita on the planet. See below for recipe.
- Available: Yes. Retail and in JJ’s Bar
- Price: List Price – $92.49 JJ’s VIP Price – $73.99
Tom’s Tasting Notes: Where do you start? The aromas are heavy on vanilla, orange peel, pepper and toasted caramel. The flavor is intense. Rich, mouth filling flavors of vanilla, caramel, cocoa and cayenne pepper. The finish is dry and memorable.
JJ’s Codigo Single Barrel Margarita
There have been TWO cocktails consistently present since the beginning on our Signature Cocktail menu. The 3.0ld Fashioned and the Codigo Reposado Margarita. It didn’t take us long to change the margarita to the Codigo Single Barrel Margarita once our barrel came in…
- 2oz Codigo Single Barrel Reposado Tequila – JJ’s 1st Edition
- 1oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 3/4oz Magdalla Orange Liqueur
- 1/2oz Organic Agave Nectar
Mix all ingredients in a shaker and shake for about ten seconds. Strain the contents into a salt rimmed double old-fashioned glass filled with ice.