Cascahuin 11 Brix Tequila is a 2022 special release that was followed by the coveted Aniversario and the Cerro de Luz releases.
11 Brix highlights (and celebrates) the most important part of tequila production: Fermentation. The expression’s emphasis on this step in the production process is what initially drew me in.
This tequila started out as the Cascahuin we all know and love: agaves from the valley, cooked in brick ovens, and then milled with a roller mill. When it came time for fermentation, maestro tequilero and owner Salvador “Chava” Rosales divided the cooked agave into the three fermenting tanks used at Cascahuin distillery: stainless steel, cement, and wooden.
After fermentation, each Mosto (the fermented agave juice in the tanks) contained 11 brix, which is a measurement of sugar levels. Hence, the name of the tequila is not a derivative of the brix of the agave- which would be much higher than 11- but rather, the fermented agave juice is where it gets its name from.