Nosotros is a small-batch tequila brand based in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, and produced in Mexico. Co-founded by Carlos Soto and Michael Arbanas in 2016, La Historia de Nosotros, meaning “The Story of Us” in Spanish, was created with the vision of bringing people together to enjoy tequila with family, friends and loved ones.

What started as Soto’s school project at Loyola Marymount University in 2015 turned into reality in October of 2016 when Nosotros Tequila was officially founded and initiated their first small-batch production of 168 cases, amounting to 2,016 bottles. Shortly after receiving the first batch of tequila, the team began trying to distribute — not without challenges. In early 2017, down to the last few hundred dollars of their bank loan, the team submitted their tequila blanco on a whim to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. At the 2017 competition, it was named “The World’s Best-Tasting Tequila” and was awarded a Double Gold, becoming the first tequila ever to do so after only one year on the market.

Nosotros is currently producing a reposado and a blanco at a distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, carefully selected by Soto on a solo distillery scouting trip to the region. The tequila is a result of the 50/50 blend of sustainably sourced sweet highland and peppery, earthy lowland agaves. Although Nosotros Tequila is not yet available world wide, the team reaches a global community through a 1% donation of all revenue to Waves for Water, an NGO focused on disaster relief by providing clean drinking water to those in need.

Note: GSN was only sent a sample of the blanco for review.

Nosotros Tequila Blanco (80 proof)
Visual: Clear, as blancos should be.
Nose: A hint of cooked agave, faint pepper and distillate.
Taste: The distilled agave flavor is the most notable part.
Finish: Mostly a clean alcohol finish, with hints of agave and a mild sweet aftertaste. Leaves a lingering warmth on the tongue.
Overall: This is a straight forward blanco best enjoyed in your favorite mixed drink, simple or complex. My appreciation for this spirit grew as I kept sampling it.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Nosotros Tequila

Review by Travis Owens for Good Spirits News