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Corazón Tequila's New Collection Is Aged In Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels
Due to a recent partnership between renowned whiskey distillery Buffalo Trace and tequila distillery Casa San Matías, new Corazón Tequila bottles will be aged in bourbon barrels.
A collection of six Corazón Tequila bottles, with two new varieties, dubbed "Expresiones del Corazón," will be aged in the same barrels once used by Buffalo Trace to age bourbon.
Master Distiller at Corazón Tequila, Rocio Rodriguez Torres said in a press release that they drew inspiration and technique from Buffalo Trace to "expand the tequila landscape."
Torres also said, "Our dedication to exploring the unique liquid that emerges from the aging process drives our experimentation with new barrels."
Of the two new varieties, Corazón Weller 12 Añejo Tequila is aged for over two years in ex-Weller 12 Kentucky Straight Bourbon barrels, which give it notes of vanilla and oak.
Another variety, Corazón French Oak Añejo Tequila, is aged for at least 13 months in Old Charter Oak French Oak bourbon barrels and has notes of oak, vanilla, apple, and caramel.
The other bottles in the collection are Corazón Sazerac Rye 18 Añejo, Corazón George T. Stagg Añejo, Corazón William Larue Weller Añejo, and Corazón Artisanal Small Batch Blanco.
There are differences among each bottle in terms of aging times, tasting notes, and distillation techniques, but all are 80-proof spirits.