Arta unveils triple-barreled extra añejo TequilaBy Melita Kiely
Arta Tequila has introduced its five-year-old Extra Añejo Tequila, which is aged in three different types of barrel, to Colorado in the US.
The new expression is triple-barreled, having been aged for three years in American white oak, before continuing the ageing process in French Cognac barrels and then finally Spanish Sherry casks.
“At Arta, we respect tradition but also think outside the box which has already impressed the palates of some of the most sophisticated Tequila aficionados and won some coveted awards,” commented Tony Mayer, Arta Tequila owner.
“Our Extra Añejo is aged for five years and our triple-barreled process creates complexity and a bounty of aromas that simply defies convention.”
Arta is made from agave gown on a single family-run estate and “hand-harvested” by eleventh generation jimadors.
The spirit is double-distilled and aged in 180 litre barrels to enhance the wood-to-Tequila surface area ratio to deliver a “richer wood flavour”.
The finished product is said to taste of toasted seeds, roasted cocoa, coffee, almonds, vanilla and oak, leading to jasmine and cinnamon flavours.
Arta Extra Añejo is available to purchase now from select retailers and carries an RRP of between US$99 to US$115 per 750ml bottle.