El Mayor has unveiled its limited-edition Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged tequila. The new expression is aged for 42 months in port casks and distilled from Blue Weber agave.
“This is a gorgeous full-bodied tequila that brings depth and richness in every sip,” said Graciela González, fourth-generation distiller and daughter of Rodolfo González, master distiller at Destiladora González Lux. “The port casks introduce delicious notes of dried fruit and oak into the tequila – leading to a sophisticated agave finish. It’s sure to be a memorable addition to the El Mayor Tequila family.”
As with every bottle of El Mayor, this limited-edition tequila is made with 100% estate-grown, Blue Weber agave from the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico. For this expression, only hand-selected agaves were cut, using the Jicama Jima method for a smooth taste. The final liquid is bright, light amber in color and boasts hints of cinnamon and dark chocolate on the nose with a smooth, well-balanced finish.
“The consumer demand for ultra-premium tequila, like El Mayor’s award-winning tequila varieties and special releases, continues to fuel strong growth in the tequila category,” said Chelsi Hofmeister, assistant brand manager for El Mayor. “The latest limited-edition release of El Mayor Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged is sure to be well received by consumers, but it won’t be around for long.”
El Mayor Extra Añejo Port Cask Aged is packaged in an embossed bottle inside a burgundy-colored decorative secondary box.
Just 6,000 bottles of the tequila will be available on an allocated basis and are priced at $129.99 per 750 ml bottle. Distilled and produced at Destiladora González Lux, the limited-edition tequila will be available nationwide in July.
For more information, head over to the distillery’s official website.
Last August, El Mayor unveiled an Extra Añejo Sherry Cask Aged tequila.