Browsing through the music venues for the Guiness Cork Jazz Festival 2022 Tequila Jack’s caught my eye.
It’s not often you get a bar namechecking Mexico’s famed beverage!
We duly ended up at the establishment!
An impressive display of Tequila & Mezcal graced the entrance foyer leading into a large & spacious central bar area surrounded by dining tables. Not partaking of food we sat on the comfy bar stools & selected suitable drinks from the well-presented Day Of The Dead themed Cocktail Menu and an extensive Tequila & Mezcal Booklet – ‘Vol 2’ I noted!
While my fellows went for differing cocktails, I choose a distinctively tall tequila bottle of Corralejo.
Tequila Jack’s specialise in cocktails & their friendly bartenders were kept busy entertaining the customers with their creations.
Meanwhile – I appreciate my tequila neat!
Corralejo Silver is a 100% blue agave unaged tequila presented at 38%.
It has that classic rich agave nose followed by peppery spice, a smooth & oily palate with loads of dry pepperiness on the rear.
While enjoying our drinks a very lively group of teenagers turned up with their brass instruments & proceeded to entertain us with their infectious interpretations of modern tunes!
Rebel Brass are certainly a group to catch live!
We decided to stay for another round.
Zignum Reposado Mezcal at 40% made my glass.
This was a richer, warmer caramelly kind of nose. Hints of woody sourness pulled me in. Mild & mellow palate opened up to soft woodiness with gentle wafts of smoke on the rear.
An unusual yet engaging mezcal which connected with me!
Loved my time at Tequila Jack’s – if only it was closer to home!
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival website here.
Tequila Jack’s website here.
Corralejo Tequila site here.
Zignum Mezcal here.
Rebel Brass Twitter site here.