Solento Organic Tequila

Solento Organic Tequila Private Tasting at Athletic Club & Social, Cape Town

In the heart of Cape Town, at the trendy Athletic Club & Social, a select group of tequila enthusiasts gathered for an exclusive private tasting event featuring the exceptional offerings of Solento Organic Tequila. Founded by the legendary filmmaker Taylor Steele, Solento has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most enjoyable tequilas to grace South African shores.

The intimate evening began with the spotlight on Solento Añejo, a tequila that had been patiently aged for 18 months in American Oak barrels. This meticulous aging process resulted in a tequila that presented a symphony of flavors. Smooth notes of buttery maple, toasted hazelnuts, and a subtle hint of oak danced on the palate. Made exclusively from 100% USDA certified organic blue agave, Solento Añejo is a testament to the brand’s commitment to quality, utilizing no additives and harvested in small batches from a single estate. Connoisseurs were encouraged to savor the award-winning Añejo neat to fully appreciate its rich aroma of maple, toasted hazelnuts, and winter spice. The taste unfolded with nuances of cooked agave and warm maple syrup, offering a velvety mouthfeel, and concluded with a finish of ruby grapefruit and lingering butterscotch.

Solento Organic Tequila

Transitioning to the next contender, the Solento Reposado, the evening continued its journey through the diverse offerings of Solento Organic Tequila. Aged for nine months in American oak barrels, the Reposado boasted slightly sweet notes of caramel and citrus. Mirroring the brand’s commitment to purity, Solento Reposado is also made from 100% USDA certified organic blue agave, absent of any additives, and crafted in small batches from a single estate. The recommended method of enjoyment for this award-winning reposado was simple yet effective – served over ice. The aromatic experience was a blend of caramel, mandarin, and ginger lemon tea. On the palate, homemade caramel and brioche mingled with agave, offering a bright and buttery body. The experience concluded with a finish featuring hints of honey and pink peppercorn, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Solento Organic Tequila

And just when you thought the party was winding down, we cranked it up with a cocktail that teleported us to this hip beach bar in Cancún. It’s the Spicy Paloma Cocktail – featuring Solento Organic Reposado Tequila, a splash of Sanpellegrino Pompelmo, and a sprinkle of Tajin Spice for that sassy kick. It’s basically a tropical vacation in a glass, and who wouldn’t want that for a nightcap, right? Cheers to flavor-packed escapades!

As the evening unfolded, guests were not only treated to exceptional tequilas but also gained insights into the meticulous craftsmanship and commitment to organic excellence that defines Solento. The private tasting at Athletic Club & Social became an unforgettable experience, celebrating the artistry of Solento Organic Tequila in the vibrant atmosphere of Cape Town’s social scene.

Solento Organic Tequila

Spicy Paloma Recipe:


  • 60ml Solento Organic Tequila Respasado
  • 45ml Sanpellegrino Pompelmo
  • 30ml Lime Juice
  • Tajin Spice
  • Ice


Rim a tall glass with Tajin spice. Add all ingredients to a shaker, shake and then strain into the salt-rimmed tumbler glass. Garnish with grapefruit slice. Enjoy!