Don Julio has announced its second limited-edition, barrel-finished tequila.
Tequila Don Julio Reposado Double Cask is a traditional reposado finished for two weeks in casks that previously held Lagavulin Islay single malt Scotch whisky.
This follows last year’s launch of Don Julio Double Cask that aged in barrels from Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky.
The casks that previously held Lagavulin provide pungent flavors native to the region that blend well with the traditional Tequila Don Julio Reposado, the company says.
“Working in collaboration with Colin Gordon at the Lagavulin Distillery allowed me to perfect this variant, using our expertise to ensure that both spirits authentically complemented each other and balanced the core flavor of Tequila Don Julio as well as the signature flavor of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky,” says Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa. “After two years of working on this variant, I’m proud to introduce it to the U.S. as a limited-edition variant created for the tequila and whisky connoisseurs with an incredibly unique flavor profile that is excellent enjoyed responsibly neat or on the rocks.”
Tequila Don Julio Reposado Double Cask is available nationwide this summer. The suggested retail price is $64.99 per 750-ml. bottle.