Tequila Herradura has just announced the release of its second in a series of small-batch tequilas, Tequila Herradura Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado.
The tequila gets it start using traditional production methods and a proprietary fermentation from naturally occurring wild yeast before being aged in American oak barrels for 11 months. It is then transferred to French oak casks sourced from the historic Cognac region for an additional three months.
The Colección de la Casa series was developed to show how each of the sources of flavor – agave, water, fermentation, distillation, and maturation – impacts the character of the final product.
“The barrel is a key ingredient in the final aging process of tequila and through cask-finishing our tequila in two different types of woods, we are able to add a new layer of flavor and aroma and create a superb and multi-dimensional tequila,” said Tequila Herradura’s Master Distiller Maria Teresa Lara.
Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado will be available throughout the United States at fine wine and spirits stores in November. The 750ml bottles will be available with a suggested retail price of $89.99. A limited quantity will be available in Mexico, Canada, Australia and El Salvador.