Sierra Milenario adds smoky Tequila to portfolioBy Nicola Carruthers
German spirits producer Borco has expanded its Sierra Milenario Tequila range with a new smoky expression, made using a “unique” ahumado process with mesquite wood.
Created at the family-owned distillery Sierra Unidas in Jalisco, Sierra Milenario Tequila Fumado is said to have “exceptional notes of smokiness” due to the unique process.
After slowly cooking the agave in stainless steel ovens for 24 hours, the cooked agave is placed in a lidded stainless steel container with a double base containing perforations.
A fire of mesquite logs and Mexican oak is lit under the container and the perforations allow the interaction and infusion of the smoke onto the agaves for eight hours.
Bottled at 41.5% abv, Sierra Milenario Fumado Tequila has a “clean and crisp” agave aroma with a “fruity, smoky taste and a hint of chilli”.
It is described as having “powerful notes of roasted delights with soft and elegant agave undertones”.
Created by master distiller Rodolfo Gonzalez, the 100% de agave Sierra Milenario range includes Añejo, Extra Añejo, Blanco, Reposado, and Café.
In April this year, Borco unveiled two digital campaigns for its Sierra Tequila and Sierra Milenario Tequila labels, as it seeks to “strengthen” their position as category innovators.