*yawn* It was a lazy day in the Mighty Man-Cave, so Th’ Lip decided to choose this episode’s tequila brand in accordance with his overall feeling after the big Holiday Season. Introducing Manana tequila: The lazy, hammock-swinging, kinda sleepy, agave juice that’s just right for kickin’ back!
Manana is yet ANOTHER tequila brand from the mighty NOM (distillery) 1414, home to many of Lippy’s favorites like, Buscadores, Yeyo, Muchote, Viva Mexico, and others. How will Manana differentiate itself from these other “sister” brands? Or WILL it? Watch and see!
AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS
GENERAL TASTING NOTES:
Manana as an overall brand description, is a light tequila. While it packs a lot of complex flavors in its taste profile, it truly feels a bit more refined than many of the more “fuerte” brands. This Highlands tequila is aged in Jack Daniels barrels and features some nice anise on the blanco’s nose and varying degrees of heat in the different ages – with the anejo being quite a bit hotter and rougher than the reposado! The blanco brings loads of deep sugar-cook on the bottom end of the flavor spectrum while the anejo is a bit too larded up with oak. The reposado was easily the most finely balanced age of the three with a long lasting finish and a completely integrated flavor appeal. You won’t be looking for anything missing in the repo. It is true to its own light self.
FLAVOR Profiles for MANANA Reposado (out of a possible 4 points)