Tears of Llorona stands proudly as an exceptional extra extra añejo tequila, crafted to perfection. Its journey begins with 100% blue agaves sourced from the high volcanic slopes of Jalisco, where the slow growth of the agaves ensures unparalleled quality. Master Tequilero Germán Gonzalez, with his expert touch, hand-selects these agaves, allowing them to be harvested late, thereby augmenting their starch and sugar content.
The piñas, or hearts of the agaves, are meticulously roasted in the traditional manner, imparting depth and complexity to the tequila. Germán's proprietary yeast and a deliberate slow fermentation process further enhance the development of flavors. Distillation takes place in copper pot stills, harnessing the essence of the agaves with precision.
Tears of Llorona undergoes a truly unique aging process, maturing in three distinct types of barrels. The oak barrels have previously held scotch, sherry, and brandy, infusing the tequila with a complex fusion of flavors. Germán carefully selects and blends these barrels in small batches, crafting a spirit that transcends traditional tequila and resembles the sophistication of cognac.
The tequila's name, Tears of Llorona, draws inspiration from the "angel's tears" - the high rate of osmotic loss during the aging process. This phenomenon, coupled with the emotional resonance of the name, adds another layer of depth to the spirit.
Tears of Llorona has garnered acclaim from an impressive array of esteemed publications and experts. The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, Men's Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, and many others have all recognized and praised this spirit as a worthy contender among the world's finest. Tears of Llorona is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that defines the pinnacle of tequila-making.
The Finer Details Style - Tequila Country - Mexico Bottle Size - 1 Litre ABV - 43%