I spent some time yesterday with Nikhil Bahadur, co-founder of Blue Nectar Spirits company, which makes Blue Nectar Tequila. I had the opportunity to learn a little more about the history behind Blue Nectar, which Nikhil founded with his father in 2011 after they realized their shared love of tequila could become a business.
The company’s agave is grown in the Mexican lowlands in Amatitan, not far from Guadalajara and the tequilas are triple-distilled. The company’s portfolio includes a blanco (in a blue bottle), Reposado and a Special Reserve Reposado. Bahadur says Blue Nectar will also be releasing an Anejo in the future.
During our meeting I also tasted all three juices. I’m by no means a tequila expert, but the Special Reserve was my favorite of the three. It’s the company’s Reposado, infused with natural spice flavors that enhance the tastes added by barrel aging. It’s a very sweet spirit, and I could definitely taste the vanilla and nutmeg flavors. I’m not normally a tequila drinker and prefer Bourbon, but I could see myself sipping the Special Reserve instead of whiskey.
For now Blue Nectar is only available in Michigan, Colorado, Texas and a few other U.S. markets, but Bahadur has been expanding distribution and the tequila continues to win awards like Best in Show at the 2013 WSWA, increasing the brand’s visibility.
For more information on Blue Nectar Tequila, visit www.bluenectartequila.com.