Herradura Ultra Anejo Tequila
Beyond smooth. The crisp taste of Herradura Ultra starts with one of our finest añejos filtered to remove color and enhance smoothness. Prior to filtering, a subtle hint of pure agave nectar is added giving Ultra subtle notes of cooked agave, caramel, and honey with toasted almonds and a finish that is beyond smooth.Proof: 80
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This unusual crystal-clear añejo, launched in June 2015, seems to be aiming for the premium vodka nightclub crowd. The bottling mixes añejo with extra añejo, plus a hint of agave nectar. Tequila purists likely won't approve, but the subtle coconut-pineapple-vanilla flavor profile—more drying and astringent than rum or vodka—seems ideal for mixing tropical cocktails and is addictive to sip.
In the heart of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Mexico is a special place known as Amatan, where since 1870 the Romo Family has been setting the standard of Tequila making excellence. Their Tequilas have always been of uncompromising quality as they add nothing artificial, use only the Blue Agave plants grown at their estate, and produce exclusively 100% Blue Agave Tequilas. Herradura means "horseshoe" in Spanish and the "lucky" label has never deserted this 100-percent Mexican firm throughout its illustrious history.
Because of their great complexity, Anejo Tequilas are most often used as a substitute for Brandy or Whiskey in cocktails like the Manhattan or Old Fashioned. Anejo Tequilas must be aged in oak barrels for between one and three years, while Extra Anejo refers to any Tequila aged longer than three years. The prolonged contact with the oak barrel allows the wood to make a much stronger impression on the Tequila by adding toffee, caramel and vanilla to the sweet, spicy agave flavor profile.