Fuenteseca Reserva Tequila presents the mastery of tequila barrel aging, using assorted wood types, storage facility altitudes and climates, and nuanced tequila spirits.
Fuenteseca Extra Añejo 9 Year: Distilled in November 2003, with 80% from copper double-column still and 20% distilled from alembic copper pot still. After marrying, 85% of the run was laid in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and the remaining 15% barreled in used dark French Oak. The casks were then aged for 9 years, at 3,800” elevation, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco in a cool-climate subterranean storeroom.
Fuenteseca Extra Añejo 12 Year: Distilled in June 2001, 20% of this lot was distilled in copper double-column stills and 80% distilled in alembic copper pots. After distillation and blending, 90% was laid into in American white oak previously used to age California red wine, and the remaining 10% barreled in used dark French Oak. The casks were housed for 12 years, at 3,800” elevation, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco in a cool-climate subterranean storeroom.
Fuenteseca Extra Añejo 18 Year: This lot was distilled in September 1995, and consisted of 75% tequila distilled in copper column stills and 25% tequila distilled in copper alembic stills. The entire run was laid into 180L Canadian white oak casks previously used to age Canadian rye whiskey, at a warehouse located at 4,600’ in the town of Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco. The casks remained there for six years.
In 2001, the tequilas were extracted from their casks, blended together and re-barreled, with 47% returned to Canadian white oak casks and the remaining 53% going into 220L European dark oak barrels previously used to age California red wine. The refilled casks were then moved from Atotonilco el Alto to a hillside facility El Chapingo, with its cooler, breezier climate, and left to age for an additional twelve years.