El Mayor Tequila has launched two new limited-release editions – El Mayor Cask Finish Limited Release, and El Mayor Single Estate Blanco Limited Release.
The El Mayor Cask Finish Limited Release is a reposado tequila, distilled from estate-grown Blue Weber agave and aged for nine months in French oak chardonnay casks. This tequila is made from agave slow-cooked for 28 hours and pressed before double distillation, and then rested for nine months in the French oak barrels in the back of the hacienda.
The El Mayor Single Estate Blanco Limited Release is sourced from the Los Lobos Plantation in Jalisco, Mexico. This tequila was created from 3,500 agave plants that were tended for seven years and harvested by hand. This expression has notes of agave and wild herbs on the nose, the company says, and a full bouquet on the palate. This tequila is unaged.
“For the Single Estate Limited Release, we chose agave plants from a plantation very special to my father and only the agave that grows between the rocks and on the hills, tricky terrain that allows it to develop higher sugar levels,” says Graciela González, fourth generation distiller and daughter of master distiller, Rodolfo González, at Destiladora González González, which produces El Mayor tequila. “Growing up in the tequila industry, I have developed a great interest in creating different spirits and bringing together two of my favorites, tequila and wine, was the inspiration behind the Cask Finish Limited Release.”
The Limited Release editions will be available nationwide in limited quantities – less than 5,000 bottles for each variant. The pricing for these products will fall within the ultra-premium tequila pricing, between $59.99 and $99.99. Both variants will be available in 750-ml bottles and are 40% ABV.