Decada Silver Tequila is produced at Tequila Quiote S.A. de C.V. This distillery has been owned and operated by the same family for over 150 years. Decada Silver Tequila is made from 100% Blue agave grown for 10 years in brick red soil, 10,000 feet above sea level on a single 1000 acre estate.
Once harvested the agave are steam roasted in steel ovens for 8-11 hours. The pinas are slow crushed and shredded to extract the juice. The agave juice is fermented with yeast from the leaves of the agave in stainless steel vats for 3-5 days. The tequila is twice distilled in copper pot stills. A 60 hour aeration follows where pure oxygen is circulated through the tequila. Pure water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to 80 proof. The tequila then rests for 48 hours in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling in their distinctive X shaped .
The aroma is vanilla, sweet agave, banana bread, zucchini, and jalapeno. The sweet agave entry is joined by creamy vanilla flavor. The 25 brix count, (sugar content) required before each agave is hand harvested is quite evident here. Citrus arrives at the midpoint building to a fresh zucchini, pineapple, and citrus zest peak. The finish is smooth, warm, and semidry with a mild peppery sting. Decada Silver Tequila lives up to the hype their French made, X shaped bottle created.