ASOMBROSO FINE TEQUILAS UNVEILS 11-YEAR OLD DOUBLE BARRELED ANEJO, RESTED IN SILVER OAK AMERICAN OAK BARRELS
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA. – AsomBroso Tequila has announced the latest edition to their Ultra-Premium Fine Line of Tequila’s – one of a kind Ultra-Premium 11 Year Old, Double Barreled, Cabernet Sauvignon Anejo rested exclusively in Silver Oak American Oak barrels.
Ricardo Gamarra, owner and Master Distiller of AsomBroso Tequila, explains: “We approached Silver Oak because of their exclusive use of American white oak barrels. Our Tequila is rested in barrels from around the world, and resting this tequila with the Silver Oak American oak barrels has produced an absolute masterpiece!”
Elegantly housed in a Crystal Decanter, hand made by Italian artist Luciano Gambaro, displayed in a finely polished Humidor and resting on a laser engraved custom pedestal, this one of a kind, limited release, 11 Year Old Cabernet Sauvignon Anejo is as stunning visually as it is on the palate – and will be available for the 2014 holiday season.
Visit us on the web at: www.atequila.com to order.
Eve’s Tasting Notes
Color – Rust to golden brown.
Aroma – Macadamia nut, caramel, eggnog, surprising, with very little burn.
Flavor – Toasted pine nuts, quality brandy flavor, sweet toasty finish.
Pairing – Maybe it’s the time of year, but just a tablespoon or two of this in Eggnog would rock.
Conclusion – Like a fine brandy, this Tequila deserves to be slowly sipped.
(My previous Asombroso review, of the El Platino, Reposado and Tequila Extra Anejo, can be read here: http://www.westranchbeacon.com/category_view.php?catg=5&id=3194)
American Oak Barrels
The use of American Oak is a hallmark of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. To ensure the long term availability of American oak barrels, Silver Oak formed a partnership with A & K Cooperage in 2000. Located in Higbee, Missouri, A & K Cooperage is a small, family-owned company that has produced premium barrels for over 30 years. It takes 80 years to grow an American White Oak tree to maturity and another 2 years to properly age the wood. From there, the wood is toasted to exact specifications and handcrafted into a 59 gallon barrel.
AsomBroso ships the barrels to their distillery in Mexico, where they are filled with the AsomBroso “Vintage: 11 Year Old Extra Anejo, which then rests for an additional 3 to 6 months, or until Master distiller Ricardo Gamarra determines it has reached the right complexity.
Ricardo goes on to explain: “Our ‘Vintage’ 11 Year Old Extra Aged Anejo won Best of the Best by the Robb Report and has won multiple Gold Medals. Rested in French Oak, housed in a decanter designed after the chandelier in the Bellagio lobby called “Fiori de Como” by world renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, “Vintage 11 Year Old Anejo is a gem all unto itself and was the oldest Anejo of its time”. The resting of my “Vintage: 11 Year Old Anejo in Silver Oak’s American oak barrels is exquisite!
“The Collaboration” is a limited Edition
To order visit us online at: www.atequila.com
Along with our latest Double Barrel Rested Anejo “The Collaboration”, we also have “El Carbonzado” (Double Barrel Rested in Tennessee Whisky Barrels), “Del Porto” Double Barrel Rested in Port Barrels from Portugal) and our still resting “Black Pearl”.
The Agave Club was created so that Ricardo could keep in direct contact with the most important side of his business, his customers.
The Agave Club offers an exclusive membership, keeping all members up to date with current tequila trends, offering tequila 101 classes as well as periodic specials for the entire AsomBroso product line.
There are a number of ways new members can sign up: go to www.atequila.com and fill out the online application, fill out and send in the application card that comes in each bottle of tequila or by scanning the QR code with a smart phone.
AsomBroso – dedicated to the art and science of tequila
AsomBroso, owned by California Tequila, LLC., headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is proud to be known as the producer of “The World’s most Exclusive Tequila.” No other Mexican distillery can make that claim. The company is family owned, with the distillery located in the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. The AsomBroso line of tequila includes their award-winning El Platino, Which won “Top Tequila and double Gold Medals at the San Francisco world spirits Competition; La Rosa, their “pink” Reposado tequila made by resting the El Platino in Bordeaux wine barrels from France, Gold Medal winner and was the first Pink Tequila in the world; 5 Year Old Extra Anejo Gran Reserva tequila was voted “Best of the Best” by Robb Report Magazine and awarded numerous Gold and Double Gold medals; and their 11 Year Old Anejo, which also won the “Best of the Best” award from the Robb Report Magazine as well as numerous Gold and Double Gold medals; The limited release last Christmas El Carbonzado; the just released Del Porto and soon to be released: The Collaboration, The Black Pearl and a tequila rested beer with our 11 Year Old Anejo barrels produced by Stone Brewery in San Diego, California.
For more information about the company, go to www.atequila.com
Eve Bushman has been reading, writing, taking coursework and tasting wine for over 20 years. She has obtained a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, has been the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and recently served as a guest judge for the L.A. International Wine Competition. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits that may be answered in a future column. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com