The first of Espanita’s Barrel Reserve Collection, Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila, finished in bourbon casks, is already winning top ratings and awards for excellence. Matured in American White Oak casks, then completing its aging process in freshly emptied bourbon barrels sourced from Kentucky bourbon producers, Double Barrel Reposado Tequila is exposed to two different kinds of wood that mellow the spirit and enrich its flavor profile.
The result is a truly remarkable tequila with fragrant orange zest, apricot chutney, toasted honey oak, cherry heering, and vanilla bean flavors, joined together by bright scents of white peppered sweet agave and herbaceous highlights of lemongrass and chocolate mint.
“Our limited Barrel Reserve collection reflects the company’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship. Bartenders appreciate Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila served neat,” says Marina Wilson, President and Founder of Espanita Tequila. “But it mixes well in traditional classics like the Negroni. It has a very flexible flavor profile. They can do a lot with it.”
Decadent bourbon undertones make Espanita Double Barrel Reposado perfect in different takes on tequila OLD FASHIONED, in tequila SIDECAR, MEXICAN MULE and MEXICAN JULEP. In craft mixology, pair with sweet juice of orange, pineapple, and with ripe berries (blackberry).
For an appetizer, serve with aged artisanal cheeses. For a heartier meal, pair with mild-flavored seafood (such as grilled shrimp, sea bass, scallops, and crab), grilled chicken, and with a variety of pork dishes including pork tacos, carnitas, carne adovada and BBQ.
Espanita’s award-winning packaging is inspired by the sacral celestial symbolism, deeply rooted in the ancient mythology of indigenous people of Mexico. The label of Espanita Double Barrel Reposado Tequila features “the Sun in Splendor”: the golden disk of Sun with sixteen rays and a human face. The Sun is an ancient symbol of rebirth, strength, and power. It is seen worldwide as a source of celestial gifts conferred to our planet, bringing abundance, continuity, stability, positive energy, hope and happiness.
As a crucial factor in growing Blue Agave crops, the image of the Sun was selected to represent Espanita Double Barrel Reposado; its golden color gently evokes warm brilliance of the midday Sun. The image of the Sun is surrounded by bespoke icons that highlight crucial steps of the labor-intensive production process involved in production of artisanal tequila, from the harvest to distillation and to the barrel-aging.