Tequila, the iconic spirit of Mexico, has been captivating palates worldwide for centuries. Its rich history and diverse production techniques have given rise to a plethora of tequila variations. In this exciting realm of experimentation, El Tequileno has emerged as a revered name, renowned for its dedication to craftsmanship and innovation. With their latest creation, The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado, El Tequileno once again pushes the boundaries, fusing tradition with innovation to offer a truly exceptional tequila experience.
A Marriage of Distinctive Flavors
The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado is an extraordinary expression that combines the art of tequila making with the influence of Scotch whisky. This unique fusion begins with the selection of premium 100% blue Weber agave, hand-harvested from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agaves are carefully cultivated for a minimum of seven years, allowing them to reach optimal maturity and develop their unique flavors.
The production process continues with traditional cooking in brick ovens, followed by slow fermentation using natural yeast. The resulting agave juice, or mosto, is double-distilled in copper pot stills, ensuring the preservation of the agave's natural character. This traditional approach is a testament to El Tequileno's commitment to honoring the heritage and authenticity of tequila production.
Innovative Aging Techniques
What sets The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado apart is its aging process, which involves a fascinating journey through two distinct wooden barrels. Initially, the tequila is aged for a minimum of eight months in American white oak barrels, imparting classic vanilla and caramel notes to the spirit. Following this maturation period, the tequila is transferred to rare single malt Scotch whisky casks for an additional 4 months.
This second aging stage introduces a delightful complexity to the tequila, infusing it with nuanced flavors reminiscent of the Scottish highlands. The interaction between the tequila and the whisky casks results in an exquisite blend of agave sweetness, fruity undertones, and subtle hints of oak and spice.
The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado captures the essence of two distinct spirits, harmoniously combining the boldness of tequila with the refinement of Scotch whisky. This innovative approach not only showcases El Tequileno's passion for experimentation but also pays homage to the rich traditions of both Mexican and Scottish spirits.
Unparalleled Taste Experience
The result of El Tequileno's meticulous craftsmanship and the double wood aging process is a tequila that entices the senses and captivates the taste buds. The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado boasts a beautiful golden hue and a remarkable bouquet, enticing with notes of cooked agave, vanilla, honey, and a hint of citrus.
On the palate, this extraordinary tequila presents a symphony of flavors, with initial bursts of caramel and toffee giving way to a delightful interplay of oak, agave, and subtle spice. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering warmth and a touch of smoke that beckons to the whisky casks' influence.
El Tequileno's The Sassenach Select Double Wood Tequila Reposado is a testament to the boundless creativity and commitment to excellence exhibited by the brand. By merging the worlds of tequila and Scotch whisky, El Tequileno has crafted a truly unique spirit that showcases the beauty of tradition and innovation.