Herradura Silver Tequila
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
Despite being made in one of the region's largest distilleries, Herradura tequilas are made from agaves roasted in traditional clay ovens and fermented with ambient yeast. The unusual greenish-straw color is due to a brief (45 day) period of aging in well-seasoned American oak barrels.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"This is something unusual, a "white" tequila with distinct wood-derived notes, not aged for long enough to be a reposado. The brief aging complements the agave character nicely; rather than smoothing off some of the rough edges, the barrel spice actually accentuates the raw, vegetal character of this tequila, contributing notes of black pepper, coriander, and sandalwood. Great in citrus-based drinks where you want a little more complexity, but a reposado would be out of place."