Mexico is always a good idea, and when in Mexico, indulging in tequila is an even better idea. Like most people, my knowledge of tequila is limited to a few big brands and bitter $10 shots with friends during a night out at the bar. That’s why during my stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita I decided to step my tequila game up and enroll in the resort’s tequila tasting and blending experience.
The experience offers tequila aficionados a highly customized way to sip their favorite spirit, and offers shot drinkers like myself a chance to get a deep glimpse into the complexity of this underrated drink.
The hands-on tequila tasting and blending experience is hosted by the resort’s Cultural Concierge Enrique Alejos, and let me tell you, this man really knows his stuff. During the experience Enrique meticulously guides you through the history and making of tequila, and teaches you how to properly identify the myriad of flavors and aromas tequila has to offer. When you’re not taking shots of it to the head, tequila offers a range of scents and flavors from woody and floral, to smokey and fruity.
Once Enrique has finished training you in the ways of tequila, the real fun begins. Guests take their newfound knowledge and apply them to create a unique tequila blend from four different barrels of Orgullo Tequila.
Your customized blend is then placed in a handmade Damajuana bottle, sealed with wax, numbered signed by you and registered in the logbook of Casa San Matias Tequila Factory. The best part is, once you’re done indulging in your tequila from the class, you can call up the resort and reorder your personal blend whenever you like.
The cost for the Tequila Tasting & Blending Experience is $150 USD and well worth the price. Tequila has always been a favorite of mine, but taking this class really opened my senses to its body for flavors, and helped me gain a new appreciation for an old favorite. I highly recommend taking this experience during your stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, besides, you can never go wrong with tequila!
Four Seasons Punta Mita
Punta Mita, Bahía de Banderas
Tel: +52 (329) 291-6000