The foundation of Komos XO is elemental: handmade, double pot-distilled tequila. The agave is hand-harvested from both the Highlands and Lowlands of Jalisco to increase the complexity of the blanco tequila base. Through an exacting and complex aging process, our tequila is then aged in American oak bourbon barrels and French oak red and white wine barrels. Throughout this process, only the very best barrels are selected. Each barrel is completely unique, and individually assessed over time, with the youngest barrels aging for a minimum of three years and the oldest aging for up to 11 years.
At the exact right moment, we take the tequila out of the barrels and transfer it to Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks. These casks are specifically selected to highlight the beauty created thus far while also building upon it further, thereby creating deeper flavor and refinement. The result is a varied and beautiful tapestry that only the finest craftsmanship can achieve.
The result of this meticulous approach is a tequila that has taken on a symphony of complexity, beauty, and most importantly, a patina that only time can provide. The Japanese have a term Shibui which embodies the essence of this masterful blend: it's about being balanced, nuanced, subtle, not obvious, deep, detailed and, ultimately, very compelling.
Komos XO is presented in an elegant etched crystal decanter. The clear bottle showcases the rich, opulent color of the liquid while maintaining the iconic Komos shape. Each bottle is marked as Batch no.1, making it a must-have for any tequila aficionado. It is housed in a luxurious, custom-fit box, perfect for gifting.
Komos XO is a true single batch: blended only once, never again to be replicated. Komos will release a new edition of XO when the next barrels have reached their peak maturity to create the ultimate, unique blend.
The Komos XO tasting experience is supremely expressive and powerful. Its aromas are very rich and forthcoming, with notes of chocolate, vanilla, toast, smoke, and dried fruits. The taste is full, sumptuous, and luxurious, with a seemingly endless finish. It is best enjoyed neat or over a large rock to ensure the rich structure remains intact.