Clase Azul takes National Tequila Day seriously—it’s not just an excuse to enjoy the spirit, but an opportunity to celebrate the cultures and traditions that inspired the brand’s creation.
"At Clase Azul Mexico, we exist to captivate the world through the magic of Mexican culture while transforming ourselves into better human beings, so this is a perfect day for us to celebrate and honor our roots and traditions," said Master Distiller Viridiana Tinoco.
Clase Azul’s tequila, and the iconic ceramic decanters in which it comes, took center stage in this year’s celebration, which featured a five-course dinner paired with different offerings from Clase Azul.
The meal began with esparragos blancos pochados—white asparagus with mole verde, toasted pumpkin seeds and lemon zest—paired with Clase Azul Tequila Plata, a bright, crisp spirit with aromas of citrus and mint. Next came sopa de hongos—soup with masa dough, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, mushroom sauce and black truffle—accompanied by Clase Azul Tequila Reposado, the brand’s signature artisanal spirit (the hand-painted decanter, featuring a cobalt blue feathered design, is Clase Azul’s most recognizable design).
This was followed by poached lobster with vermicello pasta and chorizo sauce, or langosta pochada con fideos, alongside Clase Azul Tequila Gold. The brand describes this spirit as “an incomparable tequila joven, a blend that combines Clase Azul Tequila Plata with a special reposado tequila matured in French oak casks and an Extra Añejo aged in American whiskey casks and finished in sherry casks.”
Pollito en mole—braised chicken thigh with mole poblano sauce and camargue rice—paired with Clase Azul Tequila Anejo finished the savory portion of the meal, while a pecan tart (tarta de nuez) with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis topped off the gastronomic experience.
For their final sip, guests, including model Ashley Graham, enjoyed Clase Azul Tequila Ultra, which is 14 years in the making and spent five years aging, first in American whiskey casks, then in Spanish casks that previously contained sherry. The glossy black decanter features a hand-painted design in platinum, silver, and 24-karat gold, making this a collector’s dream.
The soiree was held at the exclusive, invitation-only Clase Azul Loft in Dumbo, Brooklyn, but those seeking a similar culturally immersive and sensorial experience can visit Clase Azul La Terraza in Los Cabos, Mexico. The destination features a boutique, two dining options, a tasting experience and bar, with culinary creations from Creative Chef Iván Arias, who draws inspiration from La Baja to create a menu from regionally sourced ingredients.
To learn more about Clase Azul Mexico, visit claseazul.com/.