Casamigos Reposado first graced the world of tequila with an artful video campaign featuring superstar George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and their respective partners Stacy Keibler and Cindy Crawford.
Since then, it has taken the world by storm. With its celebrity founders, its success does not come as a surprise.
But, is it worth the hype?
This review of the Casamigos Reposado aims to answer that question. Casamigos offers Casamigos Blanco, Casamigos Reposado, Casamigos Mezcal, and Casamigos Anejo, but this review focuses on Casamigos Reposado Tequila specifically.
We provide an overall assessment of the Casamigos Reposado and focus on aspects such as nose, palate, appearance, and price.
So, just how well does the Casamigos Reposado hold up? Let us find out.
Casamigos Reposado Review
Created in 2013 by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman, the Casamigos tequila brand started as a project between friends. It was something that they worked on together and enjoyed within the comfort of their own homes.
In recent years, it has grown from a home-brewed tequila shared among a handful of people, into one of the most luxurious tequila brands on the market owned by well-known names.
In 2020, the Casamigos Blanco Tequila was listed on Vanity Fair’s ‘Best Booze for Christmas 2020’. The Casamigos were also listed in People en Espanol ‘Luxury Liquors to Enjoy This Special Season’.
The Casamigos also won the 2020 Leaders Choice Awards by Market Watch and walked away with the title ‘Spirits Brand of the Year’.
After these waves of success, the Casamigos Reposado does not disappoint.
The Casamigos Reposado claims to be one of the best-tasting tequilas on the market. It is said to be smooth and lacks the afterburn most tequilas share.
Casamigos has an offering for each type of tequila. The Reposado shares these characteristics with its Casamigos siblings; the Blanco, Anejo, and Mezcal. Casamigos has also partnered up with Williams Sonoma to create a Casamigos Cocktail Mixer set.
The name Casamigos can be loosely translated to mean ‘house of friends’ and takes its name from the property shared by Clooney and Gerber in Mexico.
- Smooth finish
- Brand offers four tequila options
- Works well straight, on the rocks, or in a delicious cocktail
- Premium tequila with a premium price point
The Production Process
The main ingredient of the Casamigos Reposado is agave. The agave used is 100%, Blue Weber. The Blue Weber agave takes around 7 to 9 years to mature enough to be harvested and hails from the rich soils of Jalisco, Mexico.
The second main ingredient used is purified water. The water is obtained from the Casamigos own wells.
Once obtained, the agave pinas are slowly roasted over 72 hours. The cooking takes place in a traditional brick oven. This process enhances the taste of the agave,
The agave is then fermented slowly. The fermentation process itself takes over 80 hours.
A unique yeast blend is added. This produces a consistent, refined flavor and aids in creating that delicious, smooth finish.
The Reposado is then held in premium American white oak barrels where it is aged for at least 7 months.
Before being bottled, each tequila is personally tasted by George Clooney and Rande Gerber to ensure quality control.
The Casamigos brand makes quite broad statements regarding its taste and quality. Our only question now is whether it lives up to the hype?
Does it pass our taste test?
In this section we’ll be rating the Casamigos Reposado based on four criteria; appearance, nose, palate, and price.
In terms of appearance, the Casamigos Reposado is carefully held in a glass bottle and sealed with a wooden cork. The clear glass bottle allows customers to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous golden honey-colored tequila.
The label on the bottle is quite rustic and suits the relaxed, carefree vibe that Casamigos has cultivated. It is also signed by the founders, George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
The initial aroma that we found was notes of caramel with hints of cocoa. Upon further inspection and with a gentle swirl the Reposado holds a slightly smoked char with hints of peanut-shell.
The Casamigos Reposado also holds notes of vanilla maple with the slightest whisper of a spiced barrel.
Overall, the aroma is quite bright and lively with an undertone of agave.
It is quite pleasant and has a calming, homey nose that every home tequila should have.
The Casamigos brand is known for being incredibly smooth on the palate and, we must say, it does not disappoint.
The initial taste test revealed a lovely depth to its spiciness with touches of tobacco and leather. It has a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel.
This alone makes it the perfect sipping drink after a long day at the office.
We prefer to have the Reposado clean or on the rocks; however, after a bit of experimentation, we found that it works quite well in cocktails.
The only downside to using it in cocktails is that the wonderful undertones of the Reposado can get overwhelmed with other flavors.
The premium Casamigos Reposado comes at a premium price. The price of the Reposado, valued at around $45, increased our expectations. After all, if you need to drop almost $50 on tequila, it better make good on all its promises.
We are pleased to let you know that it does.
While pricey, the Casamigos Reposado is worth every penny.
Hollywood superstar, George Clooney, and his amigos, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman have truly outdone themselves with the Casamigos Reposado. Our review has revealed that the Casamigos brand lives up to the hype!
The Casamigos Reposado is beautiful golden honey and, with its luxurious glass bottle and rustic label, lives up to the homey, casual vibe that Casamigos is known for.
The Reposado sports the same smooth taste and finishes as the rest of the Casamigos siblings.
We would recommend the Casamigos Reposado to tequila lovers everywhere. It is a great option for a casual night at home or a relaxing dinner with friends.
Is Casamigos Reposado good?
Casamigos Reposado is a great tequila with caramel notes and a vanilla flavor. It’s also one of the smoothest tequilas we have reviews. We give it a 9 out of 10.
Is Casamigos a sipping tequila?
Casamigos makes a great sipping tequila because of its smoothness and lack of afterburn. No additions are needed to enjoy this tequila. We highly recommend Casamigos tequila to beginners.