July 24th is National Tequila Day: celebrate with Hornitos Black Barrel [classic article]

Tequila comes in wide range of flavors and types from harshest stuff with a worm to the sublime. In case you’ve only had experience with one, it’s high time you tried the other!

Hornitos Black Barrel doesn’t have that crisp flavor of typical tequilas. It’s mellow, with an almond nose, smooth on the palate and with a slight warming and more smooth flavor upon swallowing. You’ll definitely notice the “bourbon-y” notes it’s picked up with aging in oak barrels. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

This is a spirit for which you’ll want to get out your best snifter style glasses, not merely shot glasses. Let it breathe and enjoy its fragrance, sipability. Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila is in a distinguished black frosted glass bottle that’s sure to make a great impression and presentation for any gathering you have coming up, or as a terrific house gift this summer. Here’s what they say about it:

Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila takes a premium aged Añejo tequila and then ages it two more times in traditional whiskey ways to deliver a superior tequila with complex whiskey notes. We start with 100% pure agave tequila and age it for 12 months in specially toasted oak barrels to create a premium Añejo tequila. It is then moved into deep charred barrels for 4 months, where it starts to pick up whiskey notes. The third aging takes place when the liquid is transferred to toasted oak barrels for 2 additional months to instill a smooth whiskey finish.

Hornitos® Black Barrel® has won several “Best in Show” awards at industry competitions.

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