Hood River Distillers has expanded their partnership with Mexico’s Orendain family by becoming the U.S. importer for Batanga Tequila.
Casa Orendain was established in 1926 by Don Eduardo Orendain. The Orendain family is one of the four founding families of the tequila industry, the company says, along with the Cuervos, Sauzas and Herraduras.
Batanga Tequila is distilled using 100% Orendain estate-grown agave grown in and around Tequila, Mexico. Batanga Tequila will be available nationally in both a Blanco, and Reposado, which is aged in bourbon barrels for three-to-six months.
“Batanga Tequila also comes with its own signature cocktail, aptly named ‘The Batanga’,” explains Chris Lowder, VP of sales and marketing, Hood River Distillers. “Created in Mexico in the 1950s by Don Javier Delgado Corona, of La Capilla, ‘The Batanga’ is a simple cocktail made with cola, lime, tequila and a salted rim, which allows the delicious notes of the agave to shine through.”
Batanga Blanco is 40% ABV. On the nose are earthy agave notes of citrus, herbs and mint, the company reports. The suggested retail price is $24.95 per 750-ml. bottle.
Batanga Reposado is also 40% ABV and $24.95 per 750-ml. bottle. It offers a nose of vanilla and caramel. Subtle oak complements hints of cinnamon and vanilla on the palate, the company says.
“Hood River Distillers has been working with the Orendain family for more than fifty years, and we are very excited to have been selected as the U.S. importer for Batanga,” says Ronald R. Dodge, president and CEO of Hood River Distillers. “Batanga is an exceptional 100% agave tequila that will appeal to all who enjoy tequila.”