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Unveiling Excellence: Clase Azul Tequila Ultra

A five-year extra añejo marvel that’s perfect for tequila connoisseurs this holiday season.

Eliza Jordan

15 December 2023

A Holiday Spotlight on Clase Azul Tequila Ultra

Clase Azul Mexico has long been synonymous with luxury and craftsmanship. Consistently setting standards high with its exceptional offerings, the brand is highlighting a true masterpiece in its esteemed collection—Clase Azul Tequila Ultra. This extra añejo tequila undergoes an extended aging process of five years in a combination of American whiskey and sherry casks, resulting in a dynamic spirit that is nothing short of extraordinary. A perfect gift for the holidays, Ultra is sure to satisfy any taste palette.

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

An Extended Aging Process for Clase Azul Tequila Ultra

The hallmark of Clase Azul Tequila Ultra is its extended aging period, a testament to the brand’s dedication to producing top-tier spirits. The tequila rests for an impressive five years in carefully selected American whiskey and sherry casks. This lengthy maturation process imparts a depth of flavor and complexity that distinguishes Clase Azul Tequila Ultra from its counterparts.

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

Clase Azul Tequila Ultra Tasting Notes

The extended aging of Clase Azul Tequila Ultra contributes to its rich and nuanced flavor profile, with a full body full of fruit aromas, rich colors, and a toasted palette. At first, on the nose, is a delightful blend of dried plum, apricot, ripe cherry, maple syrup, and hazelnut. Due to the tequila being aged in sherry casks, a subtle sweetness clearly evokes its dried fruit notes, creating a symphony of aromas that captivate the senses.

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted with a velvety texture and an array of flavors—from vanilla, dried plum, cinnamon, and candied ginger to clove, caramel, and toasted oak. This is the result of the añejo aging in American whiskey barrels. Through this unique portfolio, the tequila showcases a harmonious balance of sweet and savory elements, with hints of dark chocolate and a touch of spice. 

Tequila and Food Pairings for an Enriching Clase Azul Experience 

Clase Azul Tequila Ultra’s complex flavors make it a versatile spirit that can be savored on its own or paired with gourmet dishes. For a complementary pairing, consider serving this extra añejo tequila with dark chocolate or a rich, creamy dessert to enhance its sweet notes. Alternatively, the spirit’s depth can be enjoyed alongside a well-marbled steak, bringing out the savory elements of the tequila. Whitewall recommends sipping the fine tequila between bites of aged goat cheese, black cherries, figs, or bitter chocolate. 

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

A Decadent Decanter Design for Clase Azul Tequila Ultra 

In true Clase Azul fashion, the Tequila Ultra is bottled in a gorgeous decanter that is a true work of art in itself. Adorned with the brand’s signature designs—a recreation of Clase Azul’s feathered motif—the handcrafted ceramic bottle features delicate details created in platinum brushstrokes, silver, and 24-karat gold. The attention to detail in the decanter design reflects Clase Azul’s commitment to both aesthetic excellence and the tequila within.

Clase Azul Tequila Ultra stands as a testament to the brand’s pursuit of perfection in the world of tequila. The aging technique in American whiskey and sherry casks results in a spirit that is unparalleled in its depth, complexity, and smoothness. From the first sight of the exquisite decanter to the last sip of this extraordinary tequila, Clase Azul Tequila Ultra is a true masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of luxury spirits.

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Eduardo Sarabia, courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

Launching a Limited-Edition Creation with Eduardo Sarabia

Timed to the holiday season this month, Clase Azul also launched a limited-edition bottle created in partnership with the Mexican artist Eduardo Sarabia. For the brand’s first publicly offered collaboration with a contemporary artist, a line of 450 unique pieces are offered, exclusively available at Clase Azul boutiques. 

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Eduardo Sarabia, courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

As a continuation of sharing innovative expressions of Mexican creativity, this product brings Clase Azul a new dialogue between craftsmanship and contemporary art. As an homage to the narratives that the artist’s work communicates, as well as the shared vision of Mexican culture, the joint creation is centered in what Sarabia calls a “spiritual connection” with the brand—one expressed with the artist’s playful, artistic language. 

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Eduardo Sarabia, courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

“Talking with Arturo Lomelí, the founder of Clase Azul México, about his philosophy for the brand and after hearing all the stories he had to tell, I really fell in love with the project,” said Sarabia. 

Art Elements by Eduardo Sarabia for Clase Azul

On its exterior, Sarabia decorated the decanter with folkloric characters and motifs that express personal and cultural importance, creating a harmony of his values and outlook on Mexican art. Its front shows crossed picks and spades, and the face of a two-peso coin in the year Sarabia was born, which are both elements in the artist’s typical work. On the back of the bottle, portraits of a parrot, a rooster, and a goat, are seen, as well as characters drawn from the folk and musical narratives of Sinaloa—his family’s native region.          

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Eduardo Sarabia, courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

The collaboration offers two variations of its decanter: Dorado, featuring decorative elements highlighted in 24-karat gold, resulting in a surface with a rich sheen; and Color, including animal motifs in green and red, as well as accents in 24-karat gold—all creating a vibrant play of color with the brand’s iconic cobalt blue.      

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

A Three-Tequila Blend for Clase Azul x Eduardo Sarabia

For the limited edition collaboration, Clase Azul’s Master Distiller Viridiana Tinoco used a blend of three tequilas. Joining an unaged plata is an añejo that was aged in Russian oak casks, as well as another añejo tequila aged in amontillado sherry casks. Joining to create an exquisite blend with aromas of walnut and tangerine peel, the blend is accented with herbal undertones and a palate including notes of agave nectar, spearmint, and ripe tangerine.                   

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

“With this tequila, I wanted to represent the artist’s expertise,” said Tinoco. “Eduardo’s family left Mexico for the United States and he grew up in Los Angeles and spent part of his youth in Russia, but in the end, he returned to the land of his forebears and came to Mexico to create his work and share it with the world.”

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Courtesy of Clase Azul Mexico.

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