We've been saying for a while now that you can put the best sipping tequilas right up there with the finest bourbons and, well — lookee here: El Tesoro has gone and done the putting for us, in a single, brilliant bottle.

More on that in a second. But first: if you're not intimately familiar with this extraordinary brand, it's high time to make that acquaintance. In 2020, at the International Spirits Challenge, "among the hundreds of entries" in the tequila category, according to Forbes, "one brand dominated: El Tesoro," netting "at least a gold in every major category of the spirit — blanco, reposado, añejo and XA (extra añejo). In a wholly blind judging, this sort of success rate is stupefying."

For this bottling — a limited edition celebration of their 85th anniversary, and an intriguing partnership between El Tesoro's Master Distiller Carlos Camarena and Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe — they've taken their extra añejo tequila and aged it for 36 months in Booker's 30th Anniversary Bourbon barrels.

The result?

A mash-up (pun intended) so seamless and sublime you wonder why no one thought to attempt it before.

The nose is intensely aromatic, with hints of cherries, oak, leather, molasses, and toffee. On the palate, the payoff from long-casking in bourbon barrels is evident from the start, in the way the vanilla notes not only round out, and deepen, El Tesoro's characteristic floral-and-fruit profile, but also the way they further elongate the tequila's already long line. You'll revel in the hints of sweet black berries, caramel, almonds, licorice, and coffee.

This is — as all El Tesoro tequilas are — 100% blue Weber agave, by wide reckoning, some of the finest agave in the world, grown as it is in the mineral-rich red soil of Jalisco, Mexico.

El Tesoro has long been a darling of both bartenders and agave aficionados, and if you're a fan, you're going to be in heaven with this one. And if you're a newbie — well, welcome to the club, and prepare to be blown away by a tequila unlike any other.

This one won't stick around for long, folks, so act now to secure this rare and exceptional gem for your collection and liquor cart today!




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