Herradura

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1119

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Chiharu Ono
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Boss
540 ratings

Chiharu Ono
Tequila Savant
220 ratings

Rolando N
Tequila Savant
163 ratings

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
383 ratings

So smooth, so soft, so delicious! Still has s touch of agave left but this is really about barrel manipulation and how it can be soooooo great of done correctly. This is the first XA I ever loved and nothing has changed over the years, it’s friendly and familiar.

I’m so happy that Herradura gave the port cask a second go, the first was amazing and this is even better. Warm inviting nose has oodles of agave and warm butterscotch. The flavour is agave forward and balanced between sweet and boozy as it lingers on your back palette, this has a lot going on! If you can find this at retail I recommend stocking up, it’s delightful.

Such promise off the nose, even with a swirl the vapours are rich and bold and have me dying to try what’s inside. This start out on the tip of my tongue with a familiar tequila taste but then takes an abrupt and violent turn to boozy fruit, if it was subtle it would be a masterpiece but it’s just too aggressive for me. Marks a decent recovery on the finish but doesn’t leave my craving my next sip, this is my least favourite of these expressions so far.

Not sure what the difference is here between this and the 2013 reserve Reposado, please see that listing for my tasting notes.

Right off the hop this smells amazing, the rich aromas of cognac have mingled perfectly with the tequila. I catch a brief glimpse of agave before the harshness and bitter qualities of the Limousine oak come storming into the picture, it finishes quite spicy and boozy. It’s an expensive cocktail but I suspect that using this to make an Old Fashioned would be just about the perfect arrangement.

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imbibe.com
Jan 04, 2019

Mex factor: The tequila trends pushing the category forward

Forget slammers and partying, the trends in tequila are all heading resolutely upmarket nowadays. Laura Foster heads to Jalisco, Mexico, to discover a region where producers are moving from fast fashion to haute couture.

Bloomberg
Jan 24, 2018

Bacardi Spikes the Punch Bowl

Bacardi Ltd.'s takeover of Patron tells us two things: 1) the market for premium alcoholic beverages is hot, and 2) so much so, that one of their publicly traded peers, Brown-Forman, may be overheating.

The Spirits Business
Jan 22, 2018

Tequila has a ‘long runway of opportunity’ ahead

In the face of yet another agave shortage, one that has lasted for several years, Tequila has, against all odds, remained resilient. Sustainability of the category’s key agricultural product has long been a recurring problem for the industry.

Food & Wine
Jan 18, 2018

The Town of Tequila Is Ready for Its Close-up

Despite the global popularity of its namesake beverage, Tequila has been overlooked as a tourist destination—until now.

2Luxury2.com
Nov 16, 2016

The ultimate holiday gift for tequila aficionados

The fifth edition in Tequila Herradura’s small-batch tequila series is a reminder of one of the brand’s most successful innovations, the first Colección de la Casa, Reserva 2012 – Port Cask Finished Reposado.

Wall Street Journal
Nov 10, 2016

How Tequila Grew On Me—The Older I Grew

Sharing a bottle of Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Añejo Tequila with friends, author David Lida considers the effects of age—both his and the spirit’s—on the experience.

Los Angeles Confidential
Oct 31, 2016

Why Master Distillers Are Barrel-Aging Tequila

When it comes to fine sippers to savor, spirits aficionados have long reached for premium whiskeys or Cognacs. But it may be time to add a new category to the sipping canon: tequila.

Boston Common
Oct 03, 2016

Why The Newest Tequilas are Very Easy to Sip

From artisanal new-crop distilleries to established, world-famous brands, master tequila distillers have begun barrel-aging the blue agave–based spirit for years, allowing the wood to layer rich notes of vanilla and caramel atop agave’s natural spice. But

Beverage Dynamics
Aug 16, 2016

Why Aged Tequila Has Captured Consumers’ Attention

Commercially available aged tequilas are a fairly modern invention, with the first reposado not launched until 1974, although a number of tequila houses kept aged barrels at home for their own usage. But in every case, aging decisions start with barrel se