Sazerac, one of America’s oldest family-owned and privately held distillers with operations around the world have announced today a new line up of their highly coveted Corazon Tequila aged in Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Barrels.
Corazón Tequila is distilled and aged at Casa San Matias, a family-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico that had more than 130 years of making fine tequila. Made from 100% Blue Weber agave, only the highest quality plants are selected to create Corazón. The Corazón portfolio includes the Single Estate Tequilas, Single Barrel Tequilas, and the Corazón Expresiones collection.
This year the lineup includes William Larue Weller Añejo, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, and George T. Stagg Añejo, all of which were aged in barrels that previously held coveted Antique Collection whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The William Larue Weller Añejo was aged 15 months in William Larue Weller bourbon barrels. This tequila tastes of chocolate, intense vanilla, nut, eucalyptus, and chamomile. Only 1,675 bottles of this tequila were produced.
George T. Stagg Añejo was aged 22 months in George T. Stagg barrels, and tastes of cinnamon, chocolate, and green apple. Just over 3,000 bottles of this añejo were produced for this release.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo was aged 19 months in Thomas H. Handy barrels and has a smooth, lightly sweet flavor and a dense texture with a soft, harmonious finish. A total of 4,311 bottles of this tequila were produced this year.
Many factors play a role in the creation of these tequilas, yet inside the barrel is where all the magic takes place. That is what makes the Expresiones del Corazón line so unique. These tequilas were aged in barrels that once held some of the most sought-after whiskies, each of which imparted its own unique flavor, creating one-of-a-kind tequilas.
“We’ve enjoyed experimenting with our single estate tequila and barrels that held some of the most highly awarded whiskies. The result is a perfectly balanced, unique line of tequilas,” Agave Marketing Director Megan Hurtuk said. “This year’s release truly bridges the best of both worlds, whether you’re a tequila aficionado or bourbon lover.”
Expresiones del Corazón are now available nationally, however quantities are very limited. Suggested retail pricing for the William Larue Weller Añejo, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo and George T. Stagg Añejo bottles is $79.99 each. All four of this year’s expressions are 80 proof. For more information about Corazón tequila, visit https://www.tequilacorazon.com/.