This tequila was aged for 19 months in former Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye barrels. Bottled at 80 proof.
Corazon De Agave Expresiones Anejo Tequila has complex notes of red pepper and cinnamon spice, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, and smoldering oak.
Corazon Tequila is part of the Gemini Spirits & Wine Company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sazerac. Corazon Tequila utilizes ex-bourbon barrels from some of the most in-demand whiskey to explore the relationship between aged tequila and the whiskey that was initially used in that barrel.
In May 2010, expert jimadors from the Corazon Distillery began harvesting agave from the rolling hillsides of Arandas, which is situated in the Jalisco region of Mexico. Rather than clear-cutting the fields from the outset, the jimadors employed scientific tools in order to analyze the precise sugar content of the 80 tons of agave plants in Arandas.
Once the sugar content had been determined, the jimadors combined agave with a low sugar content (a low sugar content will produce tequila with a drier, more mineral flavor profile) together with an agave with a high sugar content (a high sugar content will produce tequila with a sweeter and bolder flavor profile) in order to produce a unique Blanco tequila.
Once the tequila had been produced, it was fractionated and matured in three unique types of casks: casks that had been previously used to mature Buffalo Trace Bourbon, casks that had previously been used to mature George T. Stagg Bourbon, and casks that had previously been used to mature Sazerac Rye.
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