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Tequila Herradura Releases Port Cask Finished Reposado

tequila herradura port cask finishSome news today on the tequila front. Tequila Herradura just announced the release of Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2012, Port Cask Finish. This is the first in a series of small-batch tequilas that will feature one new release each year. This inaugural product is a reposado tequila that’s rested in American oak for 11 months before being moved to vintage port casks for a further two months of maturation. The double-aging process accentuates the notes of cooked agave, increases complexity and delivers a nose of dried fruit and ripe plum, cinnamon, caramel and chocolate.

“The first of our innovative barrel finish concepts, Port Cask Finish, complements Tequila Herradura Reposado’s award-winning taste profile while adding a new dimension of flavor. The result is a perfectly balanced blend and a new style of tequila,” said Tequila Herradura’s Master Distiller Maria Teresa Lara.

Only 2,000 cases of Tequila Herradura’s Colección de la Casa-Port Cask Finish will be available, so if you’d like to score one for yourself, don’t delay. Bottles are hitting select stores this month with a suggested retail price of $89.99.

And, until we sample it for ourselves, here are some tasting notes courtesy of Herradura —

Color: Amber with shades of rose and copper

Aroma: An enticing balance of sophisticated smoky notes, warm tobacco, dried fruit, and a hint of spice.

Taste: The distinctive taste of oak aged agave complimented by hints of rich port, plum, and pepper.

Finish: Finishes smooth with the familiar taste of Herradura tequila and with undertones of dark chocolate.

Written by Kevin Gray

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