Hi-Spirits brings barrel-aged tequilas to UK

12 May, 2016

Hi-Spirits is introducing two limited edition tequilas aged in Bourbon barrels to the UK market.

The tequilas, which come from the exclusive Expresiones del Corazon range, are aged in Bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery,

The first is Expresiones del Corazon Buffalo Trace Reposado (rsp £85), which is aged for 10.5 months in Buffalo Trace barrels. The tequila is dry and spicy and it has undertones of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon.

The second, Expresiones del Corazon Old Rip Van Winkle Anejo (rsp: £95), is aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon barrels, resulting in a “smooth integration of tequila and bourbon flavours with creamy notes of oak, almond and vanilla”.

Tim Giles, UK brand manager at Hi-Spirits, said: “There is growing interest in premium and craft tequila and the Expresiones del Corazón project has created quite a buzz, thanks to the calibre of industry expertise involved.

“We’re delighted to have secured a UK allocation of these very limited edition spirits. We’re expecting strong interest from high-end bars, specialist retailers and tequila enthusiasts, so neither expression is likely to be available for long.”

The two tequilas are available through specialist online retailer the Spirit Cellar. 




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