Every once in a while, and I say that nicely, I come across a Tequila that really peaks my interest. Slowly I have started to categorize tequila and this particular tequila I put in the category of a “Craft Tequila”.
Corrido is a highland single estate grown and produced Tequila (no other tequila is produced from this distillery) and can only produce a small amount monthly. Its portfolio consist of a Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Extra Anejo and they are all wonderful.
The Gems of Corrido are The Anejo and Reposado
Reposado – This little Gem is a double barrel reposado aged for 6 months, 3 month in used washed jack Daniel’s barrel and 3 month in washed used Makers Mark barrel’s. The two distinctly different bourbon barrels help create a tequila that has aromas of butterscotch, nuts, maple, intense tones of cooked agave with a long finish of vanilla and caramel.
Anejo – This stuff is frick’n great. It is an 18 month triple barrel Anejo, 3 month in Jack Daniels barrels, 3 month in Makers mark barrels and 12 months in a proprietary barrel that I firmly believe is a reconditioned whiskey barrel with a medium char. Burnt caramel and maple notes with loads of cooked agave are supported by highland tequila characteristics of herbal fruit and spice.
Extra Anejo – This particular Anejo drinks like a whiskey meets a cognac. Aged for a total of 3 yrs in Makers Mark barrels
Blanco – aged 30 days in Jack Daniels barrels, this blanco is balanced and rich. Its bright character is accented with roasted agave, mint and spring flowers.
Raul Yrastorza, Las Perlas General Manager