Corralejo Tequila, imported by Infinium Spirits, has released its limited-edition 25th Anniversary Extra Añejo Tequila.
There are only 1,600 bottles available of this liquid, aged five years in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels.
Corralejo Tequila is produced at Hacienda Corralejo, the birthplace of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo, known for launching the Mexican War of Independence and leading his people to victory. Located in Guanajuato, Mexico, Hacienda Corralejo became the first estate in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture in 1755, the company says, and remains among a few distilleries granted the right to craft tequila outside of Jalisco.
In 1996 Don Leonardo Rodriguez Moreno took ownership of the Hacienda.
“It is an honor to celebrate 25 years of Corralejo Tequila with such a rare and delicious liquid,” says Moreno. “This 25th Anniversary Extra Añejo celebrates and pays homage to the history, culture and heritage the Corralejo Tequila brand was built on, and that to this day remains within the Hacienda’s community.”
On the nose this tequila has a smoky aroma featuring toasted oak combined with soft-cooked agave, sweet vanilla and brown sugar, the company reports, with lightly spiced notes of cinnamon, cloves and pepper. The palate is cooked agave with notes of rye cereals, sweet hints of vanilla, caramel and brown sugar, and a buttery finish.
The 25th Anniversary Extra Añejo Tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber agave, hand-harvested from the Hacienda’s fields, slow-cooked the old-fashioned way in stone clay ovens for 36 hours, then fermented with a specialty strain of yeast developed in-house.
Each tequila goes through a double distillation process, using column stills and Alembic copper stills imported from Spain, in the 400-year-old Charentais method.
The limited-edition 25th Anniversary Extra Añejo is now available at select retailers at an SRP of $349.99 and an ABV of 40%.