Herencia Mexicana Añejo Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Herencia which translates to “heritage” in English, really does symbolize the history of premium tequila and in many ways the gastronomic history of Mexico. Made using very “old school” methods of growing and distillation but then embracing the European/ American influences by imparting a prominent wood influence to this tequila.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
"This tequila presents a rich and dense character that is evident from the moment you smell it. A culmination of milk chocolate or perhaps Tootsie Roll, allspice, bananas foster, caramel, butterscotch and brown butter. The flavor is sweet and lush, but surprisingly bright and gentle with cinnamon toast, clove, charcoal and a hint of lemon zest. All the markers of a Highland tequila graciously taking on the characteristics of intense wood aging."