Expresiones del Corazón in Bonfort's Wine And Spirits Journal

Corazón Tequila is announcing the 2019 release of its limited line of Expresiones del Corazón. Each year Corazón releases a unique lineup of barrel-aged tequila expressions. This year the lineup includes Buffalo Trace Distillery Old 22 Añejo, Sazerac Rye Añejo, and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, all of which were aged in barrels that previously held some of the world’s most highly awarded whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Also part of the lineup is the Artisanal Blanco.

The Buffalo Trace Distillery Old 22 Añejo was aged at least 22 months in Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbon barrels which held whiskey aged at least 22 years. This tequila tastes of wood, caramel, almond, chocolate, and has a taste of ripe plum and light roasted coffee on the finish.

Sazerac Rye Añejo was aged 24 months in Sazerac Rye barrels, and has a dense texture that tastes incredibly soft and balanced.

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo was aged 19 months in Thomas H. Handy barrels and has a smooth, lightly sweet flavor and a dense texture with a soft, harmonious finish.

The Artisanal Blanco was held for 60 days in stainless steel, and with less aging, is able to brilliantly express the terroir in the tequila. This expression has a sweet, soft, mint, eucalyptus and slightly tangy taste.

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Timothy Lawdan