Rare-barrel-aged tequilas launch in the UK

12 May 2016

Expresiones del Corazón is a range of tequilas aged in specific bourbon barrels, resulting in a number of understandably limited bottlings. Hi-Spirits is bringing two of these to the UK.

Both types of barrel hail from Buffalo Trace Distillery, and are filled with 100% agave tequila from the Casa San Matías Distillery. The first is an añejo aged for 23 months in Old Rip Van Winkle barrels (RRP £95). The second is a reposado that has spent 10.5 months in Buffalo Trace barrels (£85). This produced 5,700 bottles, while the Old Rip Van Winkle consists of 5,370 bottles.

'There is growing interest in premium and craft tequila and the Expresiones del Corazón project has created quite a buzz, thanks to the calibre of industry expertise involved,' said Tim Giles, Buffalo Trace UK brand manager at Hi-Spirits. 'We’re delighted to have secured a UK allocation of these very limited edition spirits. We’re expecting strong interest from high-end bars, specialist retailers and tequila enthusiasts, so neither expression is likely to be available for long.'

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