Oh good gracious, doesn't Brown-Forman own the company that makes those barrels? We may as well say they were designed for that World Famous Bourbon, Early Times.
Summer has me craving tequila so I ordered ArteNom 1146 Anejo and 1414 Reposado. Seems to be a lot of good words written about these.
Your site helped me decide Max. I also used your recipes for the basic margherita and paloma. How is the ArteNom blanco?
ArteNOM blanco is pretty darn good. NOM 1079/1580 - they changed NOM #s after a couple of brands left the distillery, but they have said that nothing has changed in the production at NOM 1580 from what was done at 1079. It's a blanco that has a good amount of earth & wet cement type flavors, but in good balance without being overly bitter. It's not necessarily my favorite profile of blanco, but NOM1079 does it as well as anyone. For, the $40 price tag it's a good value if you like that profile in a blanco.
I keep seeing 1921 popping up. At first I was quite excited, as that used to be on my must-try list, but I suspect the NOM switch signals a very different, inferior product.