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Tears of Llorona, No. 3 Extra Anejo, Tequila

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Press & Tasting Notes
DN

“A complex fusion that is more like a cognac than a tequila.”

Distiller Notes

"Tears of Llorona is an extra extra añejo tequila. It begins as 100% blue agaves from high volcanic slopes in Jalisco, where growth is slow. Master Tequilero Germán Gonzalez hand selects the agaves and has them harvested late, increasing their starch and sugars. The piñas are roasted slowly in the traditional way. His yeast is proprietary and fermentation is slow. Distillation is by copper pot still and barreling is at very high specific gravity.

Tears is aged in three different barrels -- oak that has previously held scotch, sherry, and brandy -- and brought together in very small batches to create a complex fusion that is more like a cognac than a tequila. Germán then bottles at 43% specific gravity to balance the flavors. This results in a very high rate of osmotic loss - the “angel's tears” that are one reason for the name, Tears of Llorona.

Tears of Llorona has received high praise from a long list of discriminating palates. The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, Men's Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, and many others concur that this is a spirit worthy of comparison with the best in the world."

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NYT

“A balancing act rarely seen outside of premium whisky.”

New York Times

"After waiting as long as a decade to harvest their agaves, haciendas are usually (and justifiably) reluctant to muddy a tequila’s natural flavor. The distiller Germán Gonzalez shook expectations with T1, which uses scotch barrels to add an extra dimension to his round and sweet highland tequila. His new Tears of Llorona takes it a step further, blending tequilas matured in three distinct barrels — scotch, sherry and cognac — a balancing act rarely seen outside of premium whisky."

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RR

“A tequila that invites both conversation and contemplation.”

Robb Report

"Originally created by master distiller Germán González Gorrochetgui for his private use—and never intended to be sold—this limited-edition, deeply hued extra añejo has been aged for five years in a mixture of barrels that had previously been used for scotch, bourbon, and sherry. The copper-pot distillation and the unique combination of barrels, coupled with a higher-than-normal 86 proof, result in a rich and hardy marzipan-laden spice that makes this a tequila that invites both conversation and contemplation."

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F&W

“Tears of Llorona is known as the Pappy Van Winkle of tequilas.”

Food & Wine

"Tears of Llorona is known as the Pappy Van Winkle of tequilas. The super-small batch tequila is a blend of three 5-year-old añejos—one aged in sherry casks, one aged in Scotch barrels and one in French Cognac barrels. The result is a smooth, elegant and elevated tequila with notes of sweet, nutty sherry and hibiscus from the agave."

More Information
  • Producer: Tears of Llorona
  • Country: Mexico
  • Region: Others
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Others
  • Vintage: Others
  • Size: 1 Liter
  • Code: W6667-750-No3