One&Only Palmilla and Clase Azul Unveil an Exclusive Limited-Edition Custom Tequila Blend

In Dine, Los Cabos by Suzanne Koch

Cabo’s most luxurious resort has teamed up with one of the most exclusive tequila brands Clase Azul for the ultimate libation collaboration. Inspired by views of the Sea of Cortez and beauty of One&Only Palmilla, the special edition custom blend is exclusive to the resort and limited to just 100 pieces. 

This special blend of Clase Azul tequila created specially for One&Only Palmilla’s special guests, combines the best of Clase Azul Plata and Clase Azul Añejo, the latter of which is aged 25 months in reclaimed bourbon barrels. Lastly, touches of the King of the family Clase Azul Ultra, boasting a five-year aging process in reclaimed sherry casks, is added. The result is a luxurious tequila with complex citrics, oak, caramel and cherry notes.

Like One&Only Palmilla, Clase Azul Spirits is rooted in the beauty of Mexican traditions, making them a natural collaboration for the resort brand. Not only was special attention paid to the tequila, but the stunning bottle, which takes about two weeks each to make, also received the royal treatment. The bottle is hand-crafted and hand-painted by a small community of indigenous artisans from the Mazahua culture. The bottles are crafted by more than 200 Mexican artisans in Santa Maria Canchesda, where they create each bottle, one at a time.

The tequila itself is 100-percent authentic tequila mezcal and made from organic Tequilana Weber Blue agaves, the only one that produces tequila. After it’s harvested, Clase Azul cooks the agave in old-fashioned brick ovens for 72 hours. Then, the cooked piñas are crushed for their juices and a special brand of yeast is added, before allowing the liquid to ferment. Lastly, the alcohol is distilled twice while maintaining the brand’s high quality.

Taste the new tequila during One&Only Palmilla’s July 4th events. Join the resort’s head mixologist Philippe Zaigue and Clase Azul’s tequila maker to get a taste of the new blend plus a full sampling of the brand’s family of tequilas and spread of canapés. A Taste of Clase Azul & One&Only Palmilla event will take place at Veranda on July 5 & 6 at 6 and 7 p.m.

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