Review: AsomBroso Ultrafino The Collaboration Barrel 1

Review: AsomBroso Ultrafino The Collaboration Barrel 1

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It’s been years (eight, actually) since we checked in with the exotically-bottled AsomBroso. These days you’ll find this high-end tequileria churning out luxe bottlings like this one — an 11-year-old French-oak-barrel-aged extra anejo that is finished in Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon casks, making it an awfully rare bottling in a world where 3-year-old spirits are considered ancient. And yet, as owner and master distiller Ricardo Gamarra tells me, “We are just a small family tequila company with my son Jarrett and myself running it.”

Gamarra sent along a small sample of The Collaboration for review, and it’s quite an exciting spirit. On the nose, a bouquet of almonds, cherries, and vanilla hit first — then a bouquet of milk chocolates fills the air. Lush caramel notes are followed by a lick of Christmas spices — ginger and cinnamon — and that’s all before taking a sip. On the palate, The Collaboration makes it clear at first that you’re sipping tequila. Agave, chewy and vegetal, strikes at the tongue, then the sweeter and more sultry elements make a reprise appearance. The finish layers on the marzipan, chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon notes, jumping among them for ages before finally settling into a cocoa-laden groove. The finish goes on and on, and it’s a tragedy when it finally fades away.

$1600 is a fortune to pay for a tequila, and it pains me to actually type this, but this is one time it might actually be worth it. It’s an incredible triumph.

80 proof.

A+ / $1600

AsomBroso Ultrafino The Collaboration Barrel 1

$1600
10

Rating

10.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

4 Comments

  1. Flint on March 14, 2016 at 5:34 am

    But…. the bottle looks like a really expensive buttplug

  2. M on April 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I hate to state the obvious about the bottle’s shape, but you know what, it’s so obvious I’m just not going to state it

  3. Dan on December 24, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Where’s a good place to sell this?

  4. Scott Smeaton on January 19, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    The bootle design is brilliant! An it doesn’t hurt containing one of the best tequilas on the market!

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