hornitos black barrel

A new twist on tequila…

by Christian Lavery

When you go out drinking with your friends, you might often hear the phrase “pick your poison.” Well, the team over at Hornitos is adding a new poison to your selection.

Hornitos Black Barrel is bringing a different aging method to change the way you enjoy tequila. Black Barrel is initially aged for 12 months in American Oak barrels to give it a soft and smooth Anjeo Flavor. They didn’t stop there--the liquid is placed in deeply charred oak environment for four more months to ensure that the tequila breathes through the caramelized layer of sugar, giving it a golden amber color and smoky notes normally found in whiskey. For the final step, the liquid is placed in specially-toasted barrels for an additional 60 days to give it a creamier vanilla character adding some depth to the final product.

So instead of mixing up a margarita, just pour some Black Barrel over ice, sit back and enjoy. It'll be hitting shelves in the near future.

-words by Yung Will