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