Jose Cuervo finishes Tequila in Irish whiskey barrels

by Melita Kiely

Tequila brand Jose Cuervo has expanded its Tradicional portfolio with the addition of an añejo expression that was finished in Irish single malt whiskey barrels.

Made from 100% Blue Weber agave, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo is the first añejo in the Tradicional series. The Tequila was matured for more than 12 months in new American oak barrels before spending four months in Irish single malt whiskey barrels from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Tasting notes include cooked agave, toasted nuts and vanilla, leading to stewed figs, cinnamon baking spice and caramel. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo has been bottled at 40% ABV and priced at RRP US$32.99 per 750ml bottle.