Tequila Herradura, crafted by the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, announces the release of the fifth Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado, a reintroduction of the critically-acclaimed Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2012. The ultimate holiday gift for tequila aficionados, Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado is made from 100% blue agave, aged for 11 months in medium-char American oak casks, and then aged for an additional two months in hand-selected vintage port casks from the renowned Duoro Valley in Portugal. This process provides a complex body and extraordinarily smooth taste. Paying homage to the first of its series of small-batch tequila experiences, Tequila Herradura maintains its commitment to discerning spirits drinkers who appreciate hand-harvested artisanal tequila with the re-release of this limited edition expression.
"We are delighted to re-introduce Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado to our loyal fans and Tequila enthusiasts in the United States just in time for the holidays," said Jennifer Simmonds, Brand Manager for Tequila Herradura. "The fifth edition in Tequila Herradura's small-batch tequila series is a reminder of one of the brand's most successful innovations, the first Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2012 – Port Cask Finished Reposado. This is a true exemplification of the brand's pioneering and experimenting with small-batch concepts that complement our traditional production methods credited for crafting the finest tequilas and surpassing industry standards with barrel aged expressions."
Crafted by Master Distiller Maria Teresa Lara, one of the only female Master Distillers in the tequila industry, this small-batch tequila is produced using only the finest blue agave plants, harvested at the peak of perfection. It is then fermented with natural yeast amid the warm breeze and citrus trees of Casa Herradura, a process entirely unique in the industry. The double-maturation process accentuates the notes of cooked agave, increases complexity and delivers a nose of dried fruit and ripe plum infused with hints of cinnamon, caramel and chocolate. Bottled at 80 proof, Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado is a gorgeous expression for true tequila lovers.
"I am excited to share Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado with consumers throughout the United States," said Ruben Aceves, International Director for Brand Development and Tequila Herradura'sMaster Taster. "The 2012 expression was our first innovative barrel finish concept and one that resonated well with fans of Tequila Herradura. In many ways, the initial introduction of this expression was a milestone for the brand, consistent with our heritage as an industry innovator, introducing the first-ever Reposado in 1974 and Extra Añejo tequila in 1995."
Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 – Port Cask Finished Reposado will be available nationwide for a limited time beginning this month at a suggested retail price of $89.99.
Tasting Notes for Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2016 –Port Cask Finished Reposado
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 complemented by hints of rich port, plum, and pepper.
Finish: Finishes smooth with the familiar taste of Herradura tequila and with undertones of dark chocolate.