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Experimental Cognac cask aged Tequila launches

Tequila Herradura has advanced its foray into experimental Tequila aging with the release of a Cognac cask finish Reposado.

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The Cognac cask finished Reposdo is the 2013 launch of Tequila Herradura’s experimental Coleccion de la Casa series

The new launch, part of the Coleccion de la Casa Reserva 2013 series, will roll out across the US from November.

Crafted by master distiller Maria Teresa Lara, the Tequila is matured twice, first in American oak barrels for 11 months and then again in French oak casks sourced from the Cognac region for an additional three months.

“The barrel is a key ingredient in the final ageing process of the Tequila and through cask-finishing our Tequila in two different types of woods, we are able to add a new layer of flavour and aroma to create a superb, multi-dimensional Tequila,” said master distiller Lara.

Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado is described as having “earthy and spicy notes” with “caramel and vanilla undertones”.

Ann Stickler, senior vice president and managing director of brand owner Brown-Forman Tequilas, said: “It is a formidable challenge to create a whole new style of Tequila and that is what we’ve been able to achieve with our limited edition Coleccion de la Casa releases.”

A new small-batch Tequila in the Coleccion de la Casa will be released each year. This recent addition follows the release of the 2012 port cask finish bottle.

The 750ml bottlings of Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2013 – Cognac Cask Finish Reposado will be available in fine wine and spirits stores throughout the US at an RRP of US$89.99.

Limited quantities will also be available in Mexico, Canada, Australia and El Salvador.

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