Herencia Mexicana Reposado Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
One of Herencia’s big claims to fame is that comes from the highest elevation distillery in Jalisco (6,200 ft.). The high elevation ultimately translates to lower distilling temperature because of the high atmospheric pressure as well as longer growing cycles for the agave. Roasted in traditional brick ovens and distilled in traditional copper pot stills, it is aged in ex-bourbon barrels.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
"The wood extraction is moderate; a great compromise between the wood and the agave flavors. It still retains its agave character. On the nose there are ample ginkgo berries, fresh carrots, mint, brown butter, fresh flowers and peach pie. The palate is spicy and succulent and full of allspice, vanilla, toast, bananas foster, marzipan and licorice root. Pale color, light in weight, a wonderfully balanced, workhorse tequila!"