As we get closer to Cindo de Mayo … more tequila!
Casa Herradura’s Colección de la Casa is a limited edition line of tequila that deviates from what is considered normal and offers tequila connoisseurs something unique. Each year, the recipe is modified by changing one key element to what is their normal tequila. By altering just one of the five sources of tequila flavor – agave, water, fermentation, distillation, and maturation – the end result is entirely different.
For 2012, Casa Herradura has offered Colección de la Casa Port Cask. Just 2,000 cases of the Port cask finished reposado tequila will be offered, available nationally for $89.99. The tequila is first rested in medium-char American oak casks for eleven months, and prior to bottling it is finished in hand-selected vintage Port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal for two additional months of aging. The Port cask contributes hints of port, plum and pepper, with undertones of dark chocolate.