Corralejo Extra Añejo is made with 100% Blue Weber agave, hand-harvested from the Hacienda’s fields, slow-cooked in stone clay ovens for 36 hours, then fermented with a specialty strain of yeast developed in-house. It goes through a double distillation process, uniquely using column stills and Alembic copper stills imported from Spain, in the 400-year old Charentais method perfected by Cognac distillers in France. The tequila is then aged for 36 months in charred American Oak Barrels.
Produced at the Hacienda Corralejo in Guanajuato, Mexico, Corralejo Tequila comes from the birthplace of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo, known for launching the Mexican War of Independence when he courageously called upon his people to revolt against the country’s oppressive rulers on September 16, 1810, which is now celebrated as Mexican Independence Day. Hacienda Corralejo was one of the first estates in Mexico to produce tequila as a commercial venture in 1755 and remains among a few distilleries granted the right to craft tequila outside of Jalisco.
“In addition to the cultural significance of launching Corralejo Extra Añejo ahead of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the opportunity within the luxury tequila category is extraordinary,” said Marcel Durand, Vice President of Marketing, Infinium Spirits, Corralejo Tequila’s importer. “Growth is up 23%, and it is outperforming all other spirits with aged expressions like reposado, añejo and extra añejo more in demand than ever. Corralejo’s Extra Añejo is poised to be a leader within the category.”
On the nose, the tequila offers sweet and spicy aromas. The palate delivers flavors of oak, smoke, and citrus with hints of caramel and agave sugar. The finish is well-rounded, long, and full-bodied.
Corralejo Extra Añejo is priced at $79.99 and will be available at the end of the month. For more information, head over the brand’s official website.