Dulce Vida Spirits has recently announced the release of Dulce Vida Lone Star Edition Tequila, the world’s first USDA certified organic, 100 proof tequila. Dulce Vida, an Austin, Texas headquartered company, uses only 100% organic agave from the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. The unique characteristics of the climate, air and soil help produce larger, fruitier agave, ideal for tequila, which is then made into 100 proof tequila, a proof which founder and master distiller Carlos Jurado feels captures the purest form of tequila with minimal dilution.
The Lone Star Edition Tequila is an añejo tequila aged in once-used Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey barrels. According to Dan Garrison, proprietor and distiller at Garrison Brothers Distillery, “Our bourbon barrels are handmade to our specifications – extra thick staves, toasted first and then charred to our proprietary specifications, and then they soak in our rich bourbon under the Texas sun for years before we set them free.” The resulting tequila is exceptional, and the bourbon and barrel character comes through really nicely and is slightly more apparent than you would find in other tequilas.
Dulce Vida’s Lone Star Edition Tequila is limited to just 600 cases and available only in the Lone Star State. It costs $75 per bottle.