Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin
If you’re not in the mood for bourbon and wine, why not try tequila this time?
For those looking for a temporary change and wanting a good glass of tequila, check out our Casamigos Reposado review today.
For sure, you’ve heard of this spirit as it’s quite popular today. So, let’s see if it’s worth the hype or just another bottle to pass by.
Is Casamigos Reposado Tequila Worth the Hype?
Considering the overall character and profile of this agave spirit, it’s worth the hype, and it’s one of the best-selling reposados to date.
It is known that Casamigos tequila has strong ties with celebrities and well-known personalities as the founder himself is a very popular actor George Clooney with his buddy, Rande Gerber.
Although it’s quite pricey for a bottle of similar types, the experience it delivers is enough to make up for the money spent on this bottle.
However, some drinkers are just not fans of the taste of this agave spirit as it tends to be overly sweet for some.
|Company & Distillery||Diageo & Diageo Mexico Operaciones S.A. de C.V.|
|Classification & Region||Reposado/Jalisco|
|Cask & Still Type||Ex-American white oak barrels & Stainless steel pot still (with copper coil)|
|Mash Bill||100% blue weber agave|
|Age Statement||7 months|
|Release Date||2013 to present|
|Average Price||$73 per 750ml (MSRP)|
An Overview Of Casamigos Reposado Tequila
Casamigos Reposado is a radiant, 100% agave-based tequila  that tastes similar to Añejo. Its flavor profile is dominated by oak, tropical fruit, and vanilla flavor.
It has a short to medium finish, but everyone will surely like its sweet aroma, which is soothing to the nose.
This Casamigos tequila is on the sweeter side with rich vanilla notes–perfect for sweet tooth drinkers.
With 40% alcohol, aged for around 7 months in ex-bourbon barrels, this tequila is an easy sipper that mixes well with any cocktail.
“All expressions are great served neat or on the rocks, and are the perfect base for premium cocktails.”— George Clooney, Founder
This tequila reposado is one of the expressions from the Casamigos line, founded by Rande Gerber and George Clooney in 2013. Other variations include:
- Casamigos Silver/Blanco
- Casamigos Mezcal Joven
- Casamigos Añejo
Casamigos Reposado Tasting Notes
It has a noticeable sweet aroma with an oak-forward hint along the tropical fruit, sweet agave, and vanilla flavors.
The palate shows this tequila’s 100% agave character but with a blend of caramel, fruit, grass, and oak spice notes.
It’s medium-bodied, and as it stays on the tongue, the flavors transition to include pineapple and vanilla notes.
It lacks the finish, just short to medium, but it’s smooth. There are oak, white pepper spice, and tobacco hints.
The bright sweetness slowly fades on the finish, leaving the right oakiness with a hint of alcohol.
It looks unattractive due to its color’s paleness, but when the aroma opens, it’s appetizing as the sweetness of vanilla, agave, and oak welcomes the experience.
When the taste of caramel, fruit, grass, and oak spice notes coats the mouth, it’s savory and well-rounded, but the finish ends the experience quickly.
The nose stays still, but the palate develops with pineapple and vanilla hints. The finish remains as is, and the second sip gives the same feel.
The only thing different is that the tongue recognized the spices already. But as we sip more, its character and flavor get more soft and seamless.
Why We Like It
- In just seven months of barrel aging, it already delivers tasting notes with an oak dominance noticeable mostly on spirits aged for years, like Añejo.
- The candied reposado is rightfully balanced– one of the best-tasting we’ve tried among agave spirits so far. The taste is perfect for sipping and making a cocktail like Margarita or Negroni.
- It gives the feeling of drinking Anejo and reposado at once due to the flavors.
- This tequila is quite pricey than other comparable reposados.
- The longer this tequila sits, the less complex it becomes due to its fermentation process with a blend of yeast strains.
- For some drinkers, you’ll find the sweetness of vanilla and the caramel notes too much to enjoy. (So this depends on the drinker’s preference)
- The dissipating complexity could mean there are additives releasing away the longer it sits as you drink.
Casamigos Reposado Tequila Rating
Casamigos reposado is a top-shelf bottle, and we rate it 4 Stars. It’s a premium quality agave-based spirit perfect for special occasions and events.
Yes, it’s quite pricey, but the overall profile and character make up for the cost. It’s not a perfect agave spirit, but it fits right on the top of liquor shelves.
Casamigos Reposado Tequila Alternatives
If Casamigos isn’t your style or you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, we recommend the following agave-based spirits:
- Siete Leguas Reposado
- El Tesoro Reposado
- Don Julio Reposado
- 123 Organic Reposado (Dos)
Is Casamigos reposado smoother than Casamigos Blanco?
Does Casamigos reposado tequila contain additives?
Casamigos reposado may contain additives, at least 1%, based on reports. Additives, like sugar or colorings, are not illegal as long as they’re not over 1% of the total liquid.
Is Casamigos reposado tequila better for sipping or cocktails?
Casamigos reposado is better for sipping and a cocktail drink. It’s a smooth and versatile aged tequila you can enjoy in many ways, even over ice.
Casamigos Reposado is an excellent entry from the brand to the tequila world. It’s interesting to experience how diverse the notes are in this spirit, given its 7-month aging process.
If you don’t mind the sweeter notes, this is a good tequila to enjoy. It tastes sugar but goes well with oak and vanilla, making an enjoyable spirit.
However, it’s pretty expensive. There are also good alternatives with a much lower price range. But if you have the extra money to spend on this bottle, why not? This is good, so it’s worth it.