Hornitos Tequila Launch Hornitos Black Barrel

Hornitos Tequila have announced the launch of their new Hornitos Black Barrel, a 100% blue agave tequila, aged through an innovative process that conveys the classic tasting notes of a whiskey.

Triple aged to create a uniquely complex tequila with whiskey characteristics, the newest premium offering from Hornitos is aged first for 12 months in American Oak barrels before transitioning into deep charred American Oak barrels for four months. In the final ageing process, the liquid is transferred to specially-toasted American Oak barrels for two additional months to further enhance the whiskey-like notes.

Sceptics amongst your may ask why you want your tequila to taste like whiskey...but it's picked up a few awards, most notably a Double Gold award at the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition.

We'll try to get our hands on a bottle to let you know what we think. For now, full PR in the main article.