Clase Azul Gold has been unveiled and is set to hit stores on August 1, 2020. The new release from the luxury agave spirits creators is a blend of Tequila Clase Azul Plata and an eight-year-old extra anejo that was first aged in bourbon barrels and then finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
A light amber in color, the blend offers hazelnut, dried chamomile flowers, candied orange peel, wood, walnut, vanilla and raisin aromas on the nose and flavors of oak, ginger, green olives, chocolate, salted caramel, fig and a subtle hint of smoke.
Clase Azul Gold will come in a one-of-a-kind decanter made of a combination of glass with high heat ceramic featuring a 24k gold trimming and its iconic agave medallion, also dipped in 24k gold, affixed by world-class artisans.
“The Mayans believed man’s nightly slumber was a welcome death that allowed your spirit to be reborn at dawn, a celestial cycle of transformation,” noted Clase Azul founder and CEO Arturo Lomeli. “This special edition embodies one of nature’s most celebrated masterpieces, the spectacular sunsets that paint our skies. The bottle is inspired by the precise moment the sunset kisses the tops of the agaves every night, ushering in the night with the promise of a new day.”
“This is not your father’s GOLD tequila – which many consider a product made with additives,” said Clase Azul Spirits president Juan Sanchez. “Our GOLD, made from 100% Blue Weber Agave, refers to the rich color of the liquid achieved through the blend of our expertly aged Extra Añejo with our Plata as well as the enchanting decanter which captures the marriage of light and dark.
“Our limited editions have become highly coveted items which require a trip to our boutique in Los Cabos, Mexico. We are now excited to offer our clients this superb special edition here in the United States.”
Clase Azul Gold can be sipped neat or enjoyed in a cocktail.
Clase Azul Gold comes exclusively in the 750ml decanter and will retail for $300. Only 6,000 bottles will be made available.