Tequila Herradura, announces the release of the fourth Coleccion de la Casa, Reserva 2015 – Directo de Alambique (Directo). This small-batch tequila is produced using only blue agave plants, fermented with natural yeast in the open air at Casa Herradura, a process entirely unique in the industry. Finally, it is bottled direct from the still at 110 proof.
Tequila Herradura is credited with introducing the first-ever Reposado in 1974 and Extra Anejo tequila in 1995. Coleccion de la Casa is a great example in the industry of how four of the primary sources of flavor– agave, water, fermentation, and distillation, absent of maturation impacts the character of the final product creating a totally new flavor profile. As with the other three editions, Master Distiller Maria Teresa Lara, one of the only female Master Distillers in the tequila industry, was the force behind Directo de Alambique. Directo will be available nationwide for a limited time beginning January 2016.
Herradura Reserva 2015 (110 proof)
Nose: Intensely deep agave with a bright high tone of smoked wood.
Taste: The smoke comes through even more so here. Followed by a fresh lemon essence and leading into a dry and somewhat salty finish. There is an amazing amount of body here with a real heft and balance between the flavors. Aggressive, self-assured and quite masculine.
Finish: Long and evocative. The flavors all fade at the same slow pace and leave you thinking about each. A contemplatory spirit in every way.
Overall: A killer tequila however you would like to enjoy it. Personally, I think this is fine on its own, with perhaps a lime wheel to give it the slightest citrus edge. Herradura continues to impress.
GSN Rating: A+
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