Let There Be Rock!
I’ve been enjoying AC/DC’s brand of rock from the mid 1970’s.
Bon Scott was the singer back then – for the last live shows Axel Rose was fronting – but Brian Johnson is back for their latest release – Power Up.
I’ve been enjoying Tequila ever since encountering it on a WSET course.
Exploring the different flavours & heritage of Mexican Tequila has expanded my knowledge & appreciation of distilled spirits.
Combining music & drink together just seems natural – so sipping on Thunderstruck Tequila while strolling down memory lane listening to early AC/DC was a joyous interlude in an otherwise chaotic world.
Tequila is a highly regulated industry.
It can only be made in certain areas of Mexico from blue agave – 100% in Thunderstruck’s case – and always shows the distillery of origin on the bottle – NOM 1472 here – allowing you to look up what other brands the distillery makes – over 20!
Thunderstruck comes in several varieties – I went for the Blanco – or unaged – looking for the influence of the raw ingredients on the distillation process. When you start maturing in wood – Reposado & Anejo – the cask influence can often impart flavours similar to that found in aged whiskey – and I was looking for something different.
The bottle is suitably chunky & solid – much like the music.
The liquid is clear & colourless – as expected.
The nose is rich & pungent – redolent of agave – earthy with a touch of pepper on the back.
An oily mouth coating palate.
The peppery spice gradually bursts through – much like Angus strutting his heavy guitar solos from the solid back beat of the rhythm section.
This is no nonsense Tequila from a no nonsense rock band!
I think I’ve just been Thunderstruck!