Corazon de Agave Tequila Añejo - Expresiones - Old Rip Van Winkle
Expresiones del Corazon de Agave, Old Rip Van Winkle Tequila Añejo is aged 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon barrels. Only 5370 bottles were produced in this first batch.
In 2010, Corazon acquired the best barrels from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection‚ including 21 barrels from each category of George T. Stagg, Sazerac Rye 18, Old Rip Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace. Using these award-winning barrels from Buffalo Trace provided its own flavor and unique characteristics to the Tequila. They were then stored in the first row at Casa San Matias aging facility in Acatic, Los Altos Jalisco, insuring the ideal level of air flow to aid in the aging process.
Each part plays a major role in the Expresiones del Corazon project, from the people to the soil and the setting of Casa San Matias. No part is quite as vital, however, as the barrels selected to age the blanco. The barrels selected are what makes this project different from each attempted before it. These barrels instill the blanco with character - with hints of rough rye and sweet bourbon, with age and char and charm.